Society

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 Washington Post Cookbook

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The Washington Post Food section's 1956 debut was announced with a headline declaring “Mrs. Homemaker, This Is for You!” We talk with editor Bonnie Benwick about the stories behind the recipes in the newspaper's first cookbook.

SCOTUS Upholds Maryland's DNA Collection Law

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the significance of the Supreme Court upholding a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples when booking people arrested, but not yet convicted, for serious crimes.

Women As Breadwinners

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A new study from the Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends Project finds women are the primary -- or sole -- earner in 40 percent of American households with children under 18. We talk about the implications of the study for families at home and work with study author Kim Parker and Howard Ross of Cook Ross.

Sexism And Social Media

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Facebook has pledged to review its content policies, after a social media campaign highlighted misogynistic content on the network.

Personal Stories from China

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

For nearly a decade, starting in the late 1980s, journalist Xinran's radio broadcast in her native China served as an outlet for those who had been voiceless, especially women. She has since shared those stories with the world in a number...

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