The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a 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 — September 23, 2016

The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County's schools superintendent steps down.

Food For Thought: "Karma And The Art Of Butter Chicken"

Kojo chats with food writer Monica Bhide on her new novel and how culture connects her family's history in India with her present life in the Washington region.

Columbusing In D.C.: When We "Discover" The Culture Of Others

Kojo explores the coinage of the phrase "Columbusing," which describes instances of white people "discovering" elements of cultures that have long been a part of communities.

Racially-Charged Incidents At American University Spark Conversation About #TheRealAU

A junior at American University joins Kojo to discuss recent racially-charged acts on the school's campus and what they reveal about what some students describe as "the real AU."

Racially-Charged Incidents At American University Spark Conversation About #TheRealAU

The Daunting Challenge Of Updating Federal Government Technology

We speak with two former government tech gurus about the massive challenge of updating technology across hundreds of federal departments and agencies.

Are The Warehouses Around Union Market Worth Saving?

Developers are transforming the area of Northeast D.C. around Union Market into a foodie destination, but preservationists say the area should preserved as a historic district.

Interim D.C. Chief Peter Newsham On Local Security, Anacostia Shooting

Kojo sits down with D.C.'s new interim police chief during his first week on the job to discuss the security questions raised by the explosion in New York and Saturday's shooting at a community event in Anacostia.

Interim D.C. Chief Peter Newsham On Local Security, Anacostia Shooting

Performance Art At The Hirshhorn: Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi

Artist and social change advocate Theaster Gates leads the Black Monks of Mississippi and three athletes from Howard University in a performance at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The performance coincides with the opening of their new neighbor on the Mall, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Performance Art At The Hirshhorn: Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi

Feyisa Lilesa: An Ethiopian Marathon Runner In Exile

Kojo chats with Feyisa Lilesa, an Ethiopian runner who's now living in exile after protesting his government at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

D.C. Workers Feel Squeezed At Hourly Positions. Can Government Help?

While some income is better than none, sticking to shifting work schedules while juggling family life and personal healthcare is another job in itself.

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