Tech Tuesday

Technology is defined as the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life. A broad definition, yes but one that underscores today's reality. No arena of life has escaped the impact of technology's revolution. Education. Health. Politics. Spirituality. Entertainment. Science. The list goes on. More...

Recent Shows

This Is Your Life On Instagram

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore what the rise of photo-sharing networks means for our online and offline lives, including those who take photos for a living.

The Power Of Online Petitions

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Petitions are an age-old tool for activists, but the Internet is transforming their creation and their spread. Kojo explores the surge in online petitions and their power to influence the national discourse.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new year is underway, and the Computer Guys & Gal are back and better than ever.

3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing (Rebroadcast)

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

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

Unplugging From The Web (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores how the expanding reach of the Internet is affecting our experiences offline and whether it's still possible to completely unplug.

Unplugging From The Web

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores how the expanding reach of the Internet is affecting our experiences offline and whether it's still possible to completely unplug.

Liberating (And Protecting) Health Data

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday talks with Bryan Sivak, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal are back to talk about the best of holiday gadgets and the latest news in the world of tech.

Tracing Your Digital Footprint On The Web

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Think the contents of your email account are private? Think again.

Tech Gadgets For The Holidays

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The shopping-est day of the year is almost here. Our tech experts offer tips for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for the young and the less-young on your list.

3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The candidates have made their pitches, now the people will decide: Who will win the battle for tablet computer supremacy? And will Windows 8 prove to be a revelation or a train wreck?

Satellites And Storm-Tracking Technology

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

U.S. government polar satellites provided 84 percent of the data used by American storm researchers to forecast Hurricane Sandy's path. But those satellites are aging rapidly. Tech Tuesday explores the science -- and politics -- behind polar satellites.

Green Energy And All Things Tech With Alexis Madrigal

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with journalist and author Alexis Madrigal about putting today's tech stories in context and what energy entrepreneurs can learn from the past.

Headphones, Technology And Culture

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

About

Too often, mainstream media accepts a new technology, touts its benefits and moves on. Every Tuesday, The Kojo Nnamdi Show reverses this trend -- putting technology in context and assessing its relevance in your life.

We understand that technological accomplishments don't occur in a vacuum. Technology shapes society, and all the while, society is shaping technology. A typical Tech Tuesday always includes the political or social implications of any new innovation, and explores the unexpected ways in which change creeps (or steam rolls) into our lives.

Anchoring Tech Tuesday, on the first Tuesday of every month, are The Computer Guys. A staple on WAMU since 1990, PC expert John Gilroy joins former Mac-Genius Bill Harlow and IT Professor Allison Druin for a thorough yet humorous romp through today's tech world, keeping listeners abreast of the latest developments, and providing solutions to computer problems we all face.

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