The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Most Recent Episodes

The Politics Hour - March 14, 2014

THE POLITICS HOUR - MARCH 14, 2014: Federal prosecutors push a massive corruption case in the District that implicates the mayor in campaign crimes. Virginia's legislature officially heads into overtime. And a federal inspector is enlisted to review Maryland's troubled online health exchange. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. (52 min.)

Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

KOJO IN YOUR COMMUNITY: PUBLIC SAFETY IN NOMA AND ACROSS THE DISTRICT: The District today is among the safest of big cities, far from the "murder capital" it once was. Yet recent shootings in the area recall shades of the neighborhood's violent past. D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins a studio audience for this "Kojo In Your Community" at NPR's NoMa headquarters to explore what the rapid transformation of neighborhoods like NoMa has meant for public safety. (52 min.)

El Salvador's New President + The Changing Nature of Workplace Benefits

EL SALVADOR'S NEW PRESIDENT: Salvadorans head to the polls March 9 to choose their next president in an election that will influence the future of a nation plagued by gang violence, drugs and poverty. With a large Salvadoran community living in the Washington area, we explore the challenges facing the next president both at home and in El Salvador's relationship with the U.S. (18 min.) THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE BENEFITS: Many people have seen their benefits at work change in recent years, including more healthcare costs shifted to employees and fewer traditional pension plans. At the same time, new federal programs like the Affordable Care Act and MyRA will allow more people options if they change jobs. Meanwhile, other benefits are being added, like wellness programs like biometric screenings and personal financial seminars. We explore the changing nature of workplace benefits. (31 min.)

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D.C. "Shadow Campaign" Leader Charged in Federal Court + PTSD In Inner-City Neighborhoods

D.C. "SHADOW CAMPAIGN" LEADER CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT: The man at the center of D.C.'s 2010 "shadow campaign" scandal was formally charged this morning in federal court. This afternoon, Jeffrey Thompson is expected to plead guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy in connection with fundraising for Mayor Gray's 2010 campaign and those of several other elected officials. We get the latest update from WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and Politics Hour Analyst Tom Sherwood.

(13 min.) PTSD IN INNER-CITY NEIGHBORHOODS: Post-traumatic stress disorder is well-documented among veterans of war, but a growing body of research finds many American civilians are suffering from similar kinds of psychological trauma in their own neighborhoods. Researchers find trauma can develop in the aftermath of violent events or even in cases of extreme poverty, and is particularly prevalent among people in inner-city — often African-American — communities. But while research reveals alarming rates of PTSD among civilians, few hospitals and schools have adequate resources to diagnose and treat it. We look at how trauma is affecting urban neighborhoods locally and nationally and talk with community activists who work to stave off its negative effects. (37 min.)

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The Politics Hour - March 7, 2014

THE POLITICS HOUR - MARCH 7, 2014: D.C. lawmakers vote to decriminalize marijuana. Maryland's House of Delegates ponders raising the state's minimum wage. And Virginia Republicans seek a special session to resolve a dispute over expanding Medicaid in the Old Dominion. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. (52 min.)

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