Virginia

A Topsy Turvy Summer in Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Virginia's lawmakers recently averted a government shutdown by approving a budget. But the politics of the Old Dominion don't appear to be returning to normalcy any time soon: the governor is moving forward to expand Medicaid on his own...

D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and the number of venues is dwindling? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem.

The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour - June 13, 2014

With just days to go before Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, Democratic candidate Doug Gansler joins the Politics Hour in the studio.

Seismic Shifts in Virginia Politics

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

On Tuesday night, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) became the first House Majority Leader in modern history to lose a primary...

Clamping Down on Car Washes?

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Car washes, along with bake sales and silent auctions, are among the traditional techniques used to raise money for organizations. But some communities are clamping down on charity car washes because of concerns about how they impact the...

The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Can the Death Penalty be Reformed?

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Former Virginia Attorney General Mark Early joins Kojo to discuss the prospects for reforming capital punishment across the United States.

The Politics Hour - May 16, 2014

David Catania, a member of the D.C. Council and an independent candidate for mayor, joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014

Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour - May 2, 2014

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

The Politics Hour - April 25, 2014

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker (D) joins Kojo in the studio.

The Politics Hour - April 18, 2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Contemporary Religion on Capitol Hill

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

The interdenominational National Community Church serves a range residents in and around D.C., including Hill staffers and the homeless. We talk with lead pastor and founder Mark Batterson about the growth of the faith community.

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