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The Kojo Nnamdi Show features two-hours of news, political issues and social trends of the day in a magazine program format. The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by WAMU 88.5fm American University Radio.
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Addressing Sexual Assaults On Campus

6 hours 10 min ago

American colleges and universities are under unprecedented pressure to address cases of sexual assault on campus. Student activists and assault survivors have lobbied to hold schools accountable from within. Kojo examines evolving approaches to combat sexual crimes on campus.

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Story Time vs. Educational Screen Time For Young Children

7 hours 10 min ago

Can an e-book or a story on a tablet substitute for a physical book when it comes to introducing young children to language and reading? Tech Tuesday explores the debate over story time versus screen time for young children.

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Science Behind Everyday Bias And Unconscious Judgments

Mon, 2014-10-20 13:06

Diversity is now looked upon as a mainstream value in the United States. But research shows that for as much as we try to fight against them, we still carry unconscious biases that affect the decisions we make and the interactions we have with other people.

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Azar Nafisi On Why We Read Fiction

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:06

The author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" laments the move away from fiction in American education, saying it's important not just in autocratic societies but democratic ones as well.

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The Politics Hour - Oct. 17, 2014

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:06

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Maryland Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:06

Kojo hosts Maryland's major lieutenant gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Ken Ulman and Republican Boyd Rutherford, for a debate in WAMU 88.5's studio

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Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:20

The chief of Maryland's largest school district discusses, discipline, overcrowding and project-based learning.

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How Much Is Your School District Spending?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:06

A local education think tank has released a new interactive tool that shows per-pupil spending across our region.

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A Decade Of Documentaries In D.C.

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:32

The "Decade of Docs in Our City" festival celebrates local filmmakers of short and feature length documentaries made in the Washington region.

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"E-Team" - Investigating Human Rights Abuses In Times of War

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:06

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, much of the fighting has essentially taken place in a black box outside the view of the rest of the world. But in 2013, a team of human rights investigators snuck into the country in the wake...

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The "Obese Brain:" How Childhood Diet Impacts Brain Development

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:30

Kojo talks with two neuroscientists about how kids' diets may affect brain development into adulthood.

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A "Pay-To-Play" Culture In D.C. Government?

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:06

D.C.'s City Council must approve contracts for government business worth $1 million or more. When WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden dug into campaign data he found contributions to Council members from firms vying for these lucrative contracts often coincided with votes approving or rejecting them. We explore the optics, reality and implications of this data.

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Eula Biss: "On Immunity: An Inoculation"

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:06

In her latest book, National Book Award winner Eula Biss explores our conflicted relationship with vaccines.

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The Future Of Phone Service

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:06

The advent of fiber optic cable and wireless phone service make the nation's old copper wire telecom network obsolete. Phone companies and tech advocates want to abandon it. But regulators and some But not everyone is comfortable going digital. Holdouts and some regulators don't want to shut it down too quickly. We explore the fate of the landline phone system and the future of voice telecommunications.

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In Home Stretch, Maryland's Race for Governor Tightens

Mon, 2014-10-13 13:41

Kojo chats with Andy Green, the opinion editor at The Baltimore Sun, about Maryland's race for governor.

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Questions Swirl Around North Korea

Mon, 2014-10-13 13:32

Questions about North Korea's leadership and their intentions always swirl, but have been amplified and multiplied of late. Leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, American detainees have been spotlighted, and North...

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Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:22

Veteran court biographer and journalist Joan Biskupic charts the rise of the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, and the mark she's already made on court decisions around hot-button issues like affirmative action.

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Supreme Court Update

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:06

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues this term that are already having an effect on Virginia and other states. Gay marriage advocates celebrated last week as the Court opened the door to same-sex marriage. And...

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The Politics Hour - Oct. 10, 2014

Fri, 2014-10-10 12:06

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Daniel Bongino, a Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, and Khalid Pitts, an independent seeking an at-large seat on the D.C Council.

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D.C. Attorney General Candidate Forum

Thu, 2014-10-09 13:06

On Oct. 8, the five Democratic candidates vying to become the District of Columbia's first elected Attorney General meet for a debate hosted by American University's Washington College of Law (AUWCL) and WAMU’s 'The Kojo Nnamdi Show'.

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