Society

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:06 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.

Elliott Holt: "You Are One Of Them"

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Author Elliott Holt's debut novel is rooted in Cold War D.C. and post-Soviet Russia, but raises universal questions about trust and truth. Kojo asks Holt about the nature of truth, the Cold War's pop cultural legacy and the writing process.

"Super-Minimum Wage" Coming To D.C.?

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week, the D.C. Council approved a "super-minimum wage" that would require retailers with big corporate revenues and big stores -- like Home Depot, Macy's Costco and Walmart -- to pay a higher hourly wage than many of their competitors.

Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in on recent local and national headlines.

The Supreme Court & Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued two landmark decisions that uphold same sex marriage, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a California ban on same-sex marriage. We explore the impact locally and nationally.

D.C. Public Libraries: A Look Back And Ahead With Ginnie Cooper

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper joins Kojo in studio to talk about the past and future of DCPL.

A Growing Generation Of Family Caregivers

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at the fast-growing population of U.S. adults who identify as a family caregiver.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary Of Health And Mental Hygiene

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, is in studio. We talk about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other health issues the Old Line State is taking on.

Screens Under The Stars: Summer's Outdoor Movies

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still catch movie stars under the stars at dozens of outdoor film festivals around our region.

Movies Making A Difference

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Many filmmakers pour their passion into a movie, hoping to spark discussion, action, or even legislation. We explore social action documentaries.

"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

Curbing Food Waste

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

It's estimated that a little more than a third of the food produced around the world -- 1.3 billion tons worth -- is lost or wasted annually. We talk about new initiatives to change attitudes and help mitigate food waste.

The Evolving Landscape For National Security And Privacy

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

Kojo chats with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the nature of the domestic surveillance programs disclosed by media outlets during the past week.

A Tale Of Two Sequesters

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Three months after the federal budget cuts known as the sequester took effect, some say the exercise has proved relatively painless, but others insist programs serving the most needy are taking damaging hits. We examine the sequester's local impact and explore how the budget cuts will continue to unfold.

Domestic Surveillance: Verizon Releases Phone Records

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Guardian newspaper revealed the second largest phone company in the U.S., Verizon, is handing over millions of private phone records to government agencies. We explore the legal, political and privacy issues around domestic surveillance.

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