Politics

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.

Virginia 2013: Life Inside A Bellwether District

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

With just two weeks to Election Day, Kojo chats about the Virginia governor's race with a veteran political reporter who recently spent time in one of the commonwealth's true bellwether districts.

The Politics Hour - Oct 18, 2013

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

Economic Effects Of The Political Standoff

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Congress may be nearing a last-minute deal to avert default, but the budget standoff's effects already may be rippling across the economy. Thousands of federal employees and contractors have lost paychecks and looming cuts and businesses have been tightening their belts to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. We explore the what it means for the economic picture going forward.

"The Investigator": A Real-Life Private Eye Tale In D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Terry Lenzner is an investigative lawyer whose career extends from the "Mississippi Burning" trial of the Civil Rights era all the way to the Clinton impeachment scandal. He joins Kojo to reflect on his work both as a private and public investigator and to explore what he's learned about Washington, how it works and how it can be fixed.

Rep. Steny Hoyer On The Budget Showdown

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bluff, Bluster And Negotiation: Solving Political Stalemates

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Recent negotiations between congressional Republicans and Democrats can look like a reckless game of chicken, with both parties speeding toward a cliff and neither willing to give in. But as the deadline for Congress to raise the nation's debt ceiling draws closer, the two parties are signaling that they're willing to find a solution to the stalemate that has shutdown the Capitol. Kojo explores the science and strategy behind high-stakes negotiations and asks whether it is possible for a highly polarized Congress to find common ground.

The Politics Hour - Oct 11, 2013

Kojo and Tom chat with David Ramadan, the Republican who represents Virginia's 87th district in the commonwealth's House of Delegates, and soon-to-be Democratic D.C. Council candidate Charles Allen.

Your Turn

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.

The local Washington region continues to deal with the economic fallout from the federal shutdown. President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve. A new documentary on concussions casts harsh light on the National Football League. It's Your Turn to set the agenda.

Virginia 2013: Statewide Races With National Implications

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia's off-year races are commonly seen as a barometer of the national electorate's mood. We get the latest from the Old Dominion ahead of the election.

America's Raids In Africa And Counterterrorism Strategy

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

American forces this weekend conducted raids in Libya and Somalia on targets affiliated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Join Kojo as he explores what the results of the operations say about America's shifting strategies against terrorism and the evolving nature of groups terrorist group around the world.

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards On The Federal Shutdown

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) about the ongoing federal government shutdown, what's at stake for our region and what's in store with a vote on whether to raise the debt ceiling.

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