Society

Secret Service Bungles

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A recent Washington Post article details a 2011 incident in which an attacker fired on--and hit--the President’s private residence. It took four days for the Secret Service to realize what had happened. We explore the implications for a security branch under fire.

Death & Tech: Grieving In The 21st Century

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The widespread use of technology and social media is raising new questions about their role in mourning loved ones and about the disposition of our digital accounts after we die.

Nicholas Kristof: Transforming Lives Through Philanthropy

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristoff says philanthropy is important, but only if it really helps people. We talk with him about his new book, written with his wife, Shery WuDunn.

Critical Mass: Fall TV And Diversity On The Small Screen

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As fall begins, a new slate of TV shows is hitting the airwaves. We convene a round table of TV critics to consider the state of diversity and quality on the small screen.

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.

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