Sports

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.

Racism & Protest in the NBA

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with former NBA player Etan Thomas about race and politics in professional basketball, where three quarters of the players are black, but the ownership remains mostly white.

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.

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