Society

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.

"On Constitutional Disobedience"

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Interpreting the Constitution has long been a matter of debate among legal scholars and others, but one constitutional law professor argues that it's time to reconsider strict adherence to some of the more arcane points.

Urban Farming And Agricultural History

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore how creative urban farmers are reconnecting communities with local food sources and forgotten pieces of their agricultural history.

African American Service In The Civil War

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 12:06 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.

Crisis Management & Office Leadership

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

Business coach and diversity consultant Howard Ross is back to explore what good leaders do when offices are facing internal and external crises.

Shaping The City: Rethinking Planning Rules

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Traditional zoning ordinances took hold a century ago to control what was built where, how densely and how tall. We explore how different jurisdictions are rethinking the rules.

Campus Newspapers

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

College newspapers have long kept students, faculty and staff in the know about what's happening on campus. Some have adapted quickly to the new media landscape, while others are still working out how to navigate shifting business models...

DC's 'Living Wage' Bill And Big-Box Retailers

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We consider a D.C. Council member's push for a higher wage requirement for the district's large retailers.

Local Media Upheaval

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo examines the changes in the local media scene and looks ahead to how readers will get community news amid the upheaval impacting smaller, alternative publications.

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