Society

Women Opting Out Of The Workforce

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether "opting out" of a career track or scaling back job ambitions to raise a family, many women face their biggest challenge when it comes time to opt back into the workforce.

Behind Our Region's Education Headlines

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

From Title IX spending to later start times for high school students, we explore education issues in our region.

Howard Ross On Deciding Who's Essential

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The ongoing government shutdown has left many federal employers feeling frustrated by their status. We talk about the practical and emotional implications of the shutdown.

Shahan Mufti: "The Faithful Scribe"

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Journalist Shahan Mufti describes himself as "100 percent American and 100 percent Pakistani." We talk with Mufti about the importance of storytelling for people and nations alike, and Pakistan's role in world events.

The Federal Workforce And Shutdown Politics

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Federal workers increasingly find themselves in the middle of partisan feuds. Recent political disputes over spending and the debt ceiling resulted in the so-called "sequester" -- and a cascade of furloughs and pay cuts for the federal work force. And congressional gridlock forces the threat of a government shutdown. We explore where the federal work force and the Washington region's economy fit into the gamesmanship of today's politics.

Shaping The City: Placemaking Through Public Art

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In communities across the country, government agencies and city councils are pairing with individual artists and arts nonprofits to create a stronger sense of place through art.

"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.

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