Public Safety

New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...

The Longevity Gap

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

While those in higher income brackets have seen dramatic increases in life expectancy in the past few decades, those on the lower end of the scale arent living longer, and some are even losing years. We explore the reasons behind the longevity gap.

Overprotected Kids

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

From ultrasafe playgrounds to helicopter parenting, today's kids may be missing out on the freedom, risks and failure that once helped them to navigate the world later as adults. A new article in The Atlantic explores what today's parenting trends mean for kids' development.

Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

PTSD In Inner-City Neighborhoods

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

Kojo looks at how trauma is affecting urban neighborhoods locally and nationally and talk with community activists who work to stave off its negative effects.

Local And National Marijuana Debate

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

Phone Rates For Inmates

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

New FCC rules capping rates for interstate phone calls to and from prisons went into effect recently. We speak to prisoner advocates and telecom companies about the change.

Going Nowhere: Winter Transportation Troubles

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Even though it's March, winter weather continues to wreak havoc on transportation systems nationwide. We consider the factors that transit providers weigh when deciding when to cancel -- and restart -- service.

A New Poll On The District's Mayoral Race

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A new WAMU 88.5/NBC 4 poll reveals what's on voters minds as the mayoral race in the District heads into its final stretch.

Cheating Scandals Rock The Military

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Earlier this week, the Navy disclosed that it had suspended 30 sailors on suspicion of cheating on exams to operate nuclear reactors. This follows a string of scandals across several branches of the military, and is leading some to question how the Pentagon is handling ethics in its ranks.

Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, visitors will encounter a Russian city under virtual lockdown. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have forced unprecedented levels of security, a move many say may mar the spirit of the games. We find out what the scene is like in Sochi, and how serious the threats are from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

The Science Of Snowstorms And Weather Prediction

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Washington region is bracing for four to seven inches of snow today, followed by a blast of arctic air that will plunge temperatures into the single digits. We talk with Jason Samenow, from The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang...

"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

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