Society

"Miss Manners Minds Your Business:" Etiquette In The Workplace

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether you're a cubicle dweller or occupy a corner office, proper protocol in the office has changed drastically in recent years. Enter Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, who takes on everything from email etiquette to office dress codes in a new book.

Adult Literacy

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Thirty million Americans struggle with basic reading and math skills, including some 64,000 right here in the District.

Your Turn: Aftermath Of The Navy Yard Shootings

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in with questions, comments and thoughts on the week's headlines.

Robin Givhan On Social Responsibility In Fashion

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Serious social issues, ranging from racism to safe and ethical manufacturing practices, have taken center stage recently in the world of fashion. Kojo talks with award-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the impact fashion has on lives on and beyond the runway.

Collective Indifference? How Society Responds To Tragedy

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores our collective response to the Navy Yard shootings and how we process grief amid repeated mass tragedies.

Kenneth Feinberg: "Who Gets What"

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Lawyer and mediator Kenneth Feinberg has earned a reputation as the "go-to" guy in times of national crisis. Kojo talks with Feinberg about the practical, and emotional, questions that arise when trying to allocate resources fairly in the wake of a tragedy.

Hundreds Of New Internet Domains Prepare To Launch

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

As soon as November, the first of hundreds of new domains come online. Get ready for .google, .app and .green. Kojo looks at the sweeping change about to hit the Internet.

Hunger In The U.S.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

NSA Surveillance And The Legacy Of 9/11

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Kojo examines new revelations about NSA surveillance and explores the tension between national security and personal privacy.

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.

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