Society

Small Businesses And Technology

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Time and money are often in short supply for small business owners, and investing in technology doesn't always rise to the top of their priority lists. We consider new options for small businesses on the tech front, with a look at local programs and national trends.

Foreclosure Free-For-All In The District

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

For several decades now, the D.C. government has sold the debts of homeowners behind on tax bills to private investors, who can then charge sky-high interest rates and fees and pursue forecloses on the properties.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

"Americanah" is a novel that unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.

'Souvenir Nation' At The Smithsonian

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We talk with the curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit about the evolution of souvenirs and what we can learn from those early relics.

The Sights And Sounds Of The March On Washington

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

On the 50th anniversary of the March, we take a listen back to the music that served as a soundtrack of the day and consider the importance of folk and protest music in the civil rights movement.

Technology In The K-12 Classroom

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

With students across the region either back in class or readying to return soon, we consider the role of technology in classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Assessing D.C.'s Public Charter Schools

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Charter schools in D.C. could begin assessing 3 to 7-year-olds in math and reading under a proposal to better evaluate charter schools and offer parents performance-based comparisons.

50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Fifty years ago final preparations for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" were underway. We talk with speechwriter Clarence B. Jones and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton about their recollection of that day and the way ahead for the civil rights movement.

Another America: Liberia's Story

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

In 1840, a group of about 80 African-Americans set sail for the west coast of Africa to establish a new nation based on ideals gleaned from the American experiment. We explore Liberia's unique history.

Egypt In Turmoil

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.

The All-American Burger

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

For many Americans, summer means afternoons spent tending burgers on the grill. The iconic food has long been ubiquitous in our culture, but a new burst of "better burger" chains has infused energy into the familiar meal.

A Survey Of The D.C. Museum Landscape

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Museums in and around D.C. house historic collections and great works of art that simultaneously draw tourists and support local community programs. We consider the challenges, and opportunities, of operating a museum in a unique cultural landscape and explore implications of recent shakeups on the museum scene.

Joe Yonan: "Eat Your Vegetables"

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Can you be a vegetarian and still be a good traveler, a creative cook and a gracious guest? Kojo chats with The Washington Post's travel and food editor, who recently adopted a vegetarian lifestyle himself.

A Spectrum Of Management Styles With Howard Ross

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Whether you're a boss or employee, the management style and structure at your workplace affects your job and how you do it. We talk about trends in management and leadership with Howard Ross.

"Our Nixon:" A New Documentary

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Most people know Richard Nixon secretly taped Oval Office conversations during his presidency. But few are aware that three of Nixon's top aides obsessively used home movie cameras to document their time at the White House; capturing...

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