The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show — a two-hour daily talk show keeping you ahead of the curve on the local, national, and international topics important to your life. We'll introduce you to fascinating artists, expansive thinkers, new ideas, cutting-edge technology, overlooked historic moments, and up-and-coming talent you'll definitely want to share with friends.More from The Kojo Nnamdi Show »

Most Recent Episodes

The Politics Hour – February 5, 2016

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a run for his old Ward 7 Council seat. The Supreme Court won't challenge Virginia's newly drawn Congressional districts. And Maryland's former governor Martin O'Malley drops out of the presidential race.

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Pop-ups, Parking, and Mom-and-Pop Shops: New Zoning Rules for the District

The term "zoning" puts many to sleep, but new rules in the District address hot-button issues: adding floors to row-houses, renting out English basements, and parking minimums for new apartment buildings. We consider how the regulations will affect local neighborhoods, and how they compare to nearby jurisdictions.

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Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray On The Future Of The Nation's Capital

Kojo sits down with former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to explore the future of the nation's capital.

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You Can't Make Local Coffee In D.C. –Or Can You?

Coffee is a must-have for so many in the D.C. region, yet truly local coffee is not a possibility.

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Calling Out Corruption

Ethical guidelines for lawmakers and questions about when corruption comes into play can be fuzzy, at best. Federal rules are pretty clear, but states present a patchwork of guidance for lawmakers.

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Alexandria Council Charts New Ethics Course

Alexandria Virginia's newly inaugurated mayor, Allison Silberberg, moved quickly to propose a new ethics committee for the city.

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Debating Change And Choice In The Cable Industry

A new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission is now seeking to disrupt the set-top box market.

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The Safety Of Local Water Supplies

As the controversy builds around the safety of the water supply in Flint, Mich., we look back at a water crisis that hit Washington a decade ago - and how officials went about fixing it.

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Behind The New Deal Over Guns In Virginia

Only a few weeks ago, Virginia's attorney general announced the commonwealth would stop recognizing concealed handgun permits from 25 other states. But lawmakers have reached a new compromise on guns...

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Debating Use Of Federal Lands: Bureau Of Land Management Director Neil Kornze

The extremist group behind the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon has demanded that all federal land be "returned to the people." We explore the history of federal land management, how the 250 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management are used, and why there's a vast cultural difference in how public land is viewed out West versus here on the East Coast.

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