The Politics Hour - Nov. 22, 2013

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A breakdown in mental health care services contributes to a tragedy for a prominent Virginia lawmaker. Construction bumps continue to plague the Silver Spring Transit Center. And D.C. planners put the brakes on revising building height limits. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

It's A Conspiracy: What Theories Tell Us About Society And Ourselves

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

From the Salem witch trials to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we consider the history and current state of conspiracies, and ask what the anxieties they reflect tell us about ourselves.

Bringing Peace To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

After two years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest group of insurgents, M23, laid down their arms, offering a surprising ray of hope in the region.

Redeveloping Walter Reed

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A proposal called "The Parks at Walter Reed" won the bid to redevelop the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. into a 3 million-square-foot town center project. We explore the proposal and what it means for the neighborhood and the District.

Virginia's Attorney General Race: The Count Continues

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The top ticket races in Virginia were decided handily a week ago, but the question of who the next attorney general will be is still up in the air. We get an update on where things stand and how the process is unfolding.

Your Turn

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Virginia voters narrowly elect a new Democratic governor. Toronto's mayor admits to smoking crack cocaine. It's Your Turn to set the agenda.

Labeling GMO Foods

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

Virginia Election Wrap-Up

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia voters turned out across the commonwealth to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and the House of Delegates. We break down the results and explore likely impact within Virginia and across the country.

The Politics Hour - Nov. 1, 2013

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with E.W. Jackson, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, and with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.

SNAP Benefits On The Line

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The House and Senate are meeting again to try to hash out differences over the farm bill, stalled since early summer over SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

The Future Of Aid To Afghanistan

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

The last American combat troops are slated to leave Afghanistan in 2014, but the U.S. reconstruction effort will continue. We explore the challenge of delivering aid in Afghanistan after the draw-down.

Minimum Wage: Policy And Politics

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at what competing proposals for minimum wage increases in Washington and Maryland mean for workers, businesses and the regional economy.

Aftershocks Of The Edward Snowden Case

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with one of the activists who recently met face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Russia.

Your Turn

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. inches closer to marijuana decriminalization. New revelations about N.S.A. spying damage U.S. relations with European allies. It's your turn to set the agenda.

HealthCare.gov: What Went Wrong

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Kojo explores the challenges behind launching government web sites like HealthCare.gov, and finds out what kind of impact the botched health care rollout could have on future IT projects.

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