Society

African Diaspora International Film Festival

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival comes to Washington, D.C. from Aug. 22 to 24. We meet the filmmakers and explore new films from the African diaspora.

Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In Virginia, same sex marriage is in legal limbo, and both sides are looking to the Supreme Court. We hear from a legal advocacy group seeking to uphold state's rights in defining marriage.

'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Science of Sleep

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

New research is telling us more and more about sleep. We join two sleep doctors to explore the science of slumber.

"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

Shaping The City: Re-imagining Bethesda

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Kojo and architect and urban planner Roger Lewis chat with Montgomery County planning director Gwen Wright.

Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

Religious Groups Unite On Immigration

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As the national debate continues over the fate of undocumented immigrants, all variety of faith groups are speaking with one voice for humane treatment of these people. We explore faith and views on immigration.

American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

Femi Kuti

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

Robots & Pop Culture

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

We consider the role of robots - whether cyborg, android or operating system - in our culture and what they tell us about ourselves.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

Zoos play a major role in preserving and protecting the animals that call them home. But during the past few years, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had to scrape and claw to fight off its own extinction. The zoo's president and CEO joins us in the studio to reflect on its recent challenges and explore where it fits into the fabric of the Mid-Atlantic region.

The McDonnell Trial Gets Personal

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife on corruption charges got underway in Richmond this week, with the defense team aiming to dispel conspiracy charges with details of a broken marriage.

Rethinking Portion Size

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As our nation struggles to get a handle on high obesity rates, portion sizes have been getting a makeover. Restaurants and manufacturers are replacing the 'bigger is better' approach with more modest servings. We consider the cultural...

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