Society

Criminalization Of Poverty

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.

Intimate Partner Violence: A Personal Perspective

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Ray Rice incident has confronted our country with the complex issue of domestic abuse. Kojo explores intimate partner violence with a survivor and a local expert.

Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A growing interest in vegan cuisine -- no meat, fish, dairy or eggs -- is fueling new menu offerings in our area, from fast-casual to fine dining. We explore the options for avowed vegans and the "vegan curious."

'Fort Bliss'

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Maggie, an Army medic who has earned a Bronze Star for her service, returns from a 15-month deployment to find she's a stranger to her 5-year-old son. Slowly, they become reacquainted only to discover she's set to return to Afghanistan...

Reporting from El Salvador: The Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull, who traveled to El Salvador to report on the other side of the crisis posed by waves of undocumented minors migrating from Central America to the United States.

From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Kojo talks with education activist Howard Fuller about a career devoted to equality. We discover how his time spent in the Jim Crow South, his work as a community organizer and his experience in the Pan Africanism movement have influenced his work.

Beefing Up Photo, Cloud and Online Security

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The recent theft of digital celebrity photos is prompting a new look how secure our picture and documents are online and in the cloud. One expert says it's time for everyone to turn on two-step verification. Tech Tuesday explores the options.

Facebook Uses Algorithmic Curation. Is Twitter Next?

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Many Americans get their news through social media. But the stories that surface on our Facebook news feeds are heavily curated by an unseen force...

"The Impulse Society"

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Are Americans more driven toward short-term self-gratification than they were a few generations ago? Author Paul Roberts argues that during the past century, American values have shifted - to the point that our society now favors the...

Arthur Ashe

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

A new biography explores how tennis great Arthur Ashe navigated the poles of radical activism and assimilation.

"Adultery: A Novel" by Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

"Adultery: A Novel" explores the myriad of emotions - including apathy - adultery can inspire. Kojo talks with writer Paulo Coelho about the book, his craft and his 9 million-plus Twitter followers.

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.

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