Politics

Remembering Those Lost In 2013

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The list of those who passed away in 2013 includes giants from the worlds of politics and popular culture. The world also said goodbye this year to many people who may have been less noticeable, but whose subtle influences affected our everyday lives -- from the inventor of the computer mouse to a legendary "door man" at a prominent Washington music venue. We reflect on the stories of those lost in 2013.

The Politics Hour - Dec. 13, 2013

D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about his decision to run for reelection.

Afghan Views On Politics And Security

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

The Asia Foundation recently completed a survey of 9,000 Afghan citizens in 34 provinces across the country. We explore evolving Afghan attitudes towards politics and security.

Congress Avoids Another Fiscal Crisis

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

Lawmakers this week reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the fall of 2015. U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) joins Kojo to explore what's at stake in the deal for both the Washington region and the entire country.

The International Disability Treaty

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

The Americans with Disabilities Act served as the model for an international treaty. But while 138 countries have ratified the treaty, the U.S. has not. Two State Department officials join us to discuss the leadership role they hope the United States can continue to play on the issue.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray To Run For Reelection

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore the ramifications of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray opting to run for reelection in 2014.

Virginia Attorney General Race: Heading For A Recount

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The 2013 contest for attorney general is the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history. Three weeks after the election, we get some insight into when we might know for certain who the next commonwealth attorney general will be.

Iran's Nuclear Deal

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Iran has signed a historic agreement that will slow its uranium enrichment program in exchange for a loosening of international sanctions. We examine the deal and its detractors.

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.

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