Politics

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.

Linking Poverty And Poor Health

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

As Congress debates cuts to food assistance programs like SNAP benefits, some doctors and advocates for the poor say the study is further evidence that cutting food and other assistance programs leads to expensive health care crises.

"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

The Politics Hour - Jan. 17, 2014

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The D.C. Council sparks a new debate with a move to decriminalize possession of marijuana. Maryland's botched health exchange rollout burns the lieutenant governor and other top officials. And Virgina's new governor gets blowback over a liquor board appointment.

"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

Managing The Region's Deer Population

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

They may be pretty wildlife, but they can also be a Lyme disease-carrying nuisance and driving hazard. The region's deer population and how it's managed continues to be the subject of debate.

Sen. Tim Kaine On Virginia's Top Legislative Issues In 2014

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We chat with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) about his legislative priorities for 2014 and what's at stake for the commonwealth in Washington this year.

Previewing Virginia's 2014 Legislative Session

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

WAMU 88.5 reporter Michael Pope joins Kojo to explore which stories will shape Virginia's politics in 2014.

The Politics Hour - Jan. 3, 2014

D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

Remembering Those Lost In 2013 (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 31, 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 Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.