Sports

John Feinstein: Baseball's Minor Leagues

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Sports writer and author John Feinstein explores the long bus rides, low pay and inner struggles of minor league baseball players striving to make the leap to the majors.

Northwestern Football Union Ruling

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A regional branch of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that scholarship players on Northwestern University's football team qualify as employees and can unionize—allowing them to seek more in scholarships, concussion testing and better medical coverage.

The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From your take on the Corcoran Gallery's surprising changes to your reaction to the slushy winter Olympics, it's your turn to set the agenda.

After "Dr. V": Transgender Representation In Sports

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

It started as an investigative story about a "scientifically superior" golf club. But when "Dr. V's Magic Putter" revealed -- without her consent -- that the inventor was transgender, the article quickly morphed into a cautionary tale. Kojo explores the ethics questions raised by the story, and how organized sports leagues have tried to accommodate trans athletes.

Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, visitors will encounter a Russian city under virtual lockdown. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have forced unprecedented levels of security, a move many say may mar the spirit of the games. We find out what the scene is like in Sochi, and how serious the threats are from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

Shifting Cultural Norms, From "Duck Dynasty" To "Happy Holidays"

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From anti-gay comments from the star of "Duck Dynasty" to a campaign to halt the "War on Christmas," we explore shifting cultural norms and the language of inclusiveness.

The Science and Psychology of Personal Fitness

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Research shows that fitness must be more than an annual resolution soon forgotten. We explore the hot fitness trends in the region and examine what types of exercise work best.

Inside The Local Running And Racing Boom

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

As runners lace up for the next Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell Run, we explore the growing popularity of running in our area and the tensions between serious and casual racers.

What To Do About Workplace Bullying

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The allegation of bullying among Miami Dolphins players is raising questions about harassment on the job in a variety of workplaces. We look at what constitutes workplace bullying and what to do about it.

Wounded Veterans And Adaptive Sports

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1969, Kirk Bauer lost his leg in a grenade explosion in Vietnam. In 2012, Travis Mills lost portions of four limbs from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. They join Kojo to talk about adaptive sports and the challenging path of recovery facing today's wounded veterans.

The Future Of Sports Journalism

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

Kojo sits down with veteran sports journalist Dave McKenna and former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon to explore the future of the sports journalism business.

Boosting Public Access To The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Chesapeake Bay has more than 11,000 miles of shoreline but only 2 percent of it offers swimmers, boaters and fisherman access to the Bay. We explore the push for more public access.

The Winter Olympics & LGBT Equality

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins Kojo to explore how the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, have become the venue for a global debate about LGBT equality.

Upheaval In Brazil

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

As protests continue in Brazil over government corruption and crumbling infrastructure, Kojo and guests explore how grievances about high bus fares and expensive soccer stadiums sparked discontent in the rising global power.

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