Politics

Hunger In The U.S.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

Weighing A Syria Strike: Lawmakers React

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo speaks with a local lawmaker about President Barack Obama's case for a military assault on Syria and how Congress will move forward given a last-minute diplomatic opening by Russia.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) plays a key role in getting legislative action on efforts like immigration reform to the House floor.

Foreclosure Free-For-All In The District

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

For several decades now, the D.C. government has sold the debts of homeowners behind on tax bills to private investors, who can then charge sky-high interest rates and fees and pursue forecloses on the properties.

The Politics Hour - Sept 6, 2013

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Boswer joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

Your Turn

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

It's listeners' turn to set the agenda. Weigh in on the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria. Share your thoughts on Virginia's upcoming statewide elections. Tell us about a story unfolding in your neighborhood.

NIH Director Francis Collins

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Kojo in the studio.

Syria Intervention Politics: A View From The UK

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

In the aftermath of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Barack Obama appears to be weighing the options for a U.S. response. For two years, the White House and Congress have signaled a deep ambivalence about intervening in the conflict, while leaders in Britain and France have favored a more aggressive diplomatic and military posture.

Are Federal Furloughs The New Normal?

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We take a close look at the impact of this summer’s federal belt-tightening and ask what could be ahead for government agencies and their workers.

Assessing D.C.'s Public Charter Schools

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Charter schools in D.C. could begin assessing 3 to 7-year-olds in math and reading under a proposal to better evaluate charter schools and offer parents performance-based comparisons.

The Politics Hour - Aug 23, 2013

Mark Herring, Virginia's Democratic candidate for attorney general, joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

The Politics Hour

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

Egypt In Turmoil

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.

"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We explore why a visa program designed to attract foreign investment in the United States is making waves in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

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