Society

Sexual Assault In The Military

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores how the military's justice system helps or hinders victims of sexual assault, and looks at efforts to reform the system.

'The Book Of Woe'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association released the first edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM. Before the publication of a newly revised fifth edition later this month, we talk with an author and practicing psychotherapist about the history and future of the manual.

African American Service In The Civil War (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Civil War scholar Ron Coddington has compiled a collection of portraits of these men and used the images as a jumping off point for telling their stories. He joins Kojo to help us understand the Civil War as they experienced it.

How Pizza Explains The Washington Region

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

We explore the craft of making great pizza and what our area's pizza scene says about the region as a whole.

Virginia Ethics Investigations

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia law doesn't require elected officials to disclose gifts given to their family members, but Gov. Bob McDonnell is facing questions about a donor picking up the $15,000 catering bill for his daughter's 2011 wedding. A reporter covering the story brings us up to speed on the players involved and possible fallout.

Game Changer? An American Male Athlete Comes Out

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins Kojo to explore the significance of the first openly gay professional basketball player.

"Payback: The Case for Revenge"

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo explores the complexities of revenge, where it's appropriate and how it might be effectively deployed.

Michael Pollan: "Cooked"

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Michael Pollan helped start -- or at least spur -- the slow food movement by taking readers through the food chain and examining why and how we eat. Now, Pollan is taking to the kitchen in an effort to reclaim cooking as an enjoyable and important part of daily life.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

D.C. Toasts: The Black Mixology Club

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Prior to and during Prohibition, a number of African-American bartenders saw their craft as a gateway to the middle class in an era when many doors were closed to black workers. Kojo talks with historians and mixologists who are now unearthing the stories -- and the recipes -- behind that generation of African-American bartenders.

Local And National Reactions To The Boston Bombings

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo discusses local and national reactions to yesterday's events in Boston with Rep. Jim Moran.

U.S. Development Assistance: A View From Africa

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

A quiet but notable shift has taken place in the way foreign aid is distributed in many countries. We consider accountability and transparency in foreign aid and get the view from the ground in Africa.

In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores where immigrant labor fits into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.

Educating Special Needs Kids

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

While federal law requires that all special needs children have available to them "free, appropriate public education," many parents say it's still a fight to ensure their child's particular needs are met. We explore the challenges of education and special needs kids.

The Next Golden Age Of Television

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

TV on the radio: We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

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