Society

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...

Too Few Cooks In The Kitchen: Local Restaurants Face Labor Shortage

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo asks experts why many local restaurant owners can't find enough qualified staff to run their kitchens and serve their diners.

A Conversation With Kaya Henderson

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We speak with the District's Schools Chancellor about plans for the public school system.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah"

Wednesday, Jul 24, 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.

Unconscious Bias And Debates About Race

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

Social science research says we all carry unconscious bias that affects how we react to people different from us, in settings from medicine to criminal justice.

Tech Tuesday: Preserving Family History

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Our most precious family history --old letters, home movies, photo albums--often end up in basements or attics--the worst possible place to preserve these materials. We explore high and low tech ways to protect and store family memorabilia, and the smartest way to migrate different materials to digital formats.

The Story Of SCOTUSblog

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

SCOTUSblog is a little more than a decade old and runs on a budget of just a few hundred thousand dollars a year. But it's setting the pace for coverage of one of Washington's most challenging institutions to understand.

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