Politics

Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From your take on the Corcoran Gallery's surprising changes to your reaction to the slushy winter Olympics, it's your turn to set the agenda.

Shaping The City: Outgoing D.C. Planning Director Harriet Tregoning

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As head of D.C.'s Office of Planning through the past two mayoral administrations, Harriet Tregoning has had a hands-on role over city policy. We speak with her about her tenure and what's next for her in a new job within the Obama administration.

Labor Unions Contemplate The Future

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

An effort to organize Volkswagen workers in Tennessee was hailed as a potential breakthrough for organized labor in the South. We explore where the labor movement is headed from here, including in so-called "right-to-work" states in our region.

Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. We consider the implications of the ruling and find out where the case goes from here.

Foreign Food Aid And The Farm Bill

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The so-called farm bill is about a lot more than agriculture subsidies and food stamps. We explore why people around the world closely watched its passage, and where food aid fits into U.S. diplomatic strategy.

The Politics Hour - Feb. 7, 2014

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Political Showdown Over Fishing Season In Maryland

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Maryland General Assembly is deeply divided over a proposed law that would transform fisheries management in the state. We get the latest from Annapolis.

The Struggle To Boost Government Efficiency

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

After the rocky launch of Healthcare.gov, there's a renewed focus on how to boost government efficiency. We explore the challenges of making federal offices run more effectively.

Virginia Textbook Tweak Stirs Naming Dispute Over Asian Sea

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

Kojo explores the international dispute touched off by a Virginia General Assembly bill that would require Virginia's textbooks to note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the "East Sea."

What's At Stake In El Salvador's Presidential Election

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Salvadorans will vote Feb. 2 for a new president, with absentee ballots cast for the first time by expats. We explore the impact on Washington's big Salvadoran community.

Shaping The City: Architecture And Empty Spaces

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As parking lots, community gardens and abandoned buildings give way to development, we explore the city's disappearing empty spaces.

Tracing Coffee From Ethiopia To D.C.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Few countries are as synonymous with coffee as Ethiopia, whose exports reach consumers all over the world. Fresh from a learning tour of Ethiopia, Kojo explores the links between the coffee American consumers drink and the economic fortunes of the farmers who grow it.

Tom Paxton: A Musical Tribute To Pete Seeger

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

Legendary singer, songwriter and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at age 94. Grammy Award-winning musician Tom Paxton joins Kojo for a musical tribute and a look at Seeger's enduring impact on American music and politics.

The Politics Hour - Jan. 24, 2014

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Jack Evans is in studio.

Charges Filed Against Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Prosecutors charged former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with accepting gifts illegally. We explore the charges and the political implications.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.