Society

The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

"Miss Manners Minds Your Business:" Etiquette In The Workplace (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 26, 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.

Tech Tuesday: Preserving Family History (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 24, 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.

Remembering Those Lost In 2013

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The list of those who passed away in 2013 includes giants from the worlds of politics and popular culture. The world also said goodbye this year to many people who may have been less noticeable, but whose subtle influences affected our everyday lives -- from the inventor of the computer mouse to a legendary "door man" at a prominent Washington music venue. We reflect on the stories of those lost in 2013.

Coping With Curveballs: Life's "Official Rules"

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.

Author Paul Dickson has spent decades gathering the everyday axioms and principles that help us cope with life's curve balls. He joins Kojo to discuss the more than 5,000 "official rules" for living that keep us sane amid bad days and bad luck.

Training And Norms For Sign Language Interpreters

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore the training and norms for sign language interpreters after the embarrassment at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

The Pope, Poverty And Policy

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Pope Benedict stunned the world when he stepped down earlier this year. His successor, Pope Francis, has been shaking things up ever since. The first Jesuit to head the Vatican, Francis is renewing the Church's focus on poverty and putting a new face forward. We find out more about the history of the Jesuits, the Holy See and consider the influence Francis is having on policy around the world, including the United States.

Alan Weisman: "Countdown"

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

In "The World Without Us," journalist Alan Weisman explored what would happen to our planet if we were no longer living on it. Kojo talks to Weisman about his urgent and, ultimately, hopeful journey.

The International Disability Treaty

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act served as the model for an international treaty. But while 138 countries have ratified the treaty, the U.S. has not. Two State Department officials join us to discuss the leadership role they hope the United States can continue to play on the issue.

Understanding Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the events that made the end of apartheid one of the most powerful triumphs for human rights in the 20th century.

The Movement To Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to reform federal guidelines for mandatory minimum sentences. We examine the movement for sentencing reform and where it's likely to go in the immediate future.

The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

Movies and the International Market

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why youre seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

The Evolving Job Of Public School Principal

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Today's public school principals juggle a dizzying array of responsibilities. We explore the evolving job of the public school principal and their impact on school performance.

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