Society

A Transportation Plan For Our Region

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Long-range transit plans for our region aim to hold car traffic steady while expanding other modes of transportation, including using congestion pricing for cars downtown.

Our Region's Fitness Craze

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. has been rated the fittest city in the country, and that's no surprise to those who've seen Crossfit "boxes," spinning studios and boutique fitness centers sprout around the city. We look at what's behind the fitness trend sweeping our region.

Science Behind Everyday Bias And Unconscious Judgments

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Diversity is now looked upon as a mainstream value in the United States. But research shows that for as much as we try to fight against them, we still carry unconscious biases that affect the decisions we make and the interactions we have with other people.

How Much Is Your School District Spending?

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A local education think tank has released a new interactive tool that shows per-pupil spending across our region.

A Decade Of Documentaries In D.C.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

The "Decade of Docs in Our City" festival celebrates local filmmakers of short and feature length documentaries made in the Washington region.

Eula Biss: "On Immunity: An Inoculation"

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

In her latest book, National Book Award winner Eula Biss explores our conflicted relationship with vaccines.

Joan Biskupic: "Breaking In: The Rise Of Sonia Sotomayor"

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

Veteran court biographer and journalist Joan Biskupic charts the rise of the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, and the mark she's already made on court decisions around hot-button issues like affirmative action.

Supreme Court Update

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

A Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on same-sex marriage clears the way for gay marriage to begin in Virginia and four other states. Virginia's attorney general joins Kojo to talk about the implications.

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.

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