Sports

With Playoffs Ahead, A Look At Local Baseball History

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.

The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have clinched playoff spots, and the region is abuzz with postseason excitement. Kojo explores the local history of the national pastime.

D.C. United Managing Partner Jason Levien

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

Kojo chats with D.C. United owner Jason Levien about the professional soccer franchise's relationship with the Washington region -- and how its future plans may affect D.C. communities.

Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

To mark the bicentennial of the hand-made flag that flew over Ft. McHenry in Baltimore and the national anthem it inspired, Kojo explores little-known tales of the people and events that produced them.

Arthur Ashe

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

A new biography explores how tennis great Arthur Ashe navigated the poles of radical activism and assimilation.

D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

Your Turn

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The NCAA considers letting the top five sports conferences set looser scholarship rules, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close and a guitarist sues Metro so he can play for tips there. It's your turn to set the agenda.

Protecting Athletes: Concussions

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores steps professional and amateur sports organizations are taking, and not taking, to protect athletes from severe head injuries.

Back to Reality for Brazil

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

With the World Cup over, Brazil faces a stagnant economy, poor infrastructure, and wide dissatisfaction with government policies. Kojo explores what's next for the United States' biggest South American trade partner.

Match Fixing & International Soccer

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the hundred billion dollar soccer gambling economy, and ongoing concerns about the integrity of the Beautiful Game.

Redskins Pride Caucus

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

A group of four Virginia lawmakers has formed a Redskins Pride Caucus to give fans and ticket holders a voice. Co-founder and state delegate David Ramadan joins Kojo to explain why he supports the Redskins name.

World Cup 2014: A Local Guide

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. And bars and restaurants around Washington are catering to fans to specific expats, immigrant communities and local fan groups. We find out the best place to watch (almost) all 32 teams competing this summer.

Redskins Stripped Of Trademarks

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.
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Kojo explores the fallout from the ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Redskins' trademarks.

Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

In anticipation of this weekend's Belmont Stakes, and in honor of Triple Crown contender California Chrome's Maryland roots, Kojo explores how revenue from slot machine gambling has revived horse racing and breeding in Maryland.

Futbol!: Soccer History and Politics in Latin America

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As Brazil prepares to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, we explore how the "beautiful game" arrived in South and Central America.

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