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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

The Politics Hour: February 26, 2021

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At-Large D.C. Councilmember Robert White talks about bias in the way D.C. police respond to protests. And Virginia State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-District 36) talks about abolishing the death penalty and his other priorities this legislative session.

Feb 26 2021

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The Struggle For Vaccine Equity

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Black and brown communities in our region and nationwide have been hardest hit by the coronavirus. Now, these same communities are facing low vaccination rates for COVID-19.

Feb 25 2021

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The Story Of D.C.’s Secret Covid Morgue

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Even the clergy who blessed it were not supposed to talk about it.

Feb 25 2021

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The Cost Of Delaying Medical Care During A Pandemic

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About 1 in 5 American households missed needed medical care during the pandemic. We discuss the health crisis unfolding in the shadow of COVID-19.

Feb 24 2021

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Marty Baron On The Post, Retirement And The Future Of Journalism

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Kojo sits down with Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron to talk about his retirement, how the paper changed under his tenure and the future of journalism.

Feb 23 2021

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Will Baltimore Regain Local Control Of Its Police Department?

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After more than a century, Baltimore is on the verge of controlling its police department again.

Feb 23 2021

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Kojo For Kids: Soccer Star Abby Wambach

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What are your questions for one of the game's most dominant players?

Feb 22 2021

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Has Gentrification Actually Slowed In D.C.?

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A study suggests that D.C. is no longer the "most intensely gentrified city" in the U.S., but some are skeptical about the new ranking.

Feb 22 2021

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The Politics Hour: February 19, 2021

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Fairfax County Board Chair Jeff McKay talks about the coronavirus vaccine rollout. And Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) discusses the Senate impeachment trial.

Feb 19 2021

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Can Local Leaders Address Systemic Racism?

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What can local lawmakers and community leaders do to address structural racism in our communities and in the region?

Feb 18 2021

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Is A “Homeless Pandemic” Looming?

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Hear how people who are experiencing homelessness are faring during these unprecedented times, and learn about ways you can help the shelters that are their lifeline.

Feb 17 2021

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“Through The Cracks” Investigates The Disappearance Of Relisha Rudd

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Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared from a D.C. homeless shelter in 2014. In WAMU's podcast "Through the Cracks," host Jonquilyn Hill explores what happened to Relisha, and whether her disappearance was, as the city later claimed, "unpreventable."

Feb 16 2021

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Georgetown Could Be Home To An African American Burial Ground

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Researchers and residents have been unearthing human remains on a block in Georgetown for the last century. DCist's Elliot Williams joins us to talk about his latest reporting on the issue.

Feb 16 2021

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Kojo For Kids: Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

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At six, she became the young face of the Civil Rights Era.

Feb 15 2021

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This Presidents Day, Learning Lessons From Our Founding Fathers

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How can the political divisiveness our Founding Fathers faced help us understand today's challenges?

Feb 15 2021

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What’s So Funny? Humor And Local Politics

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Meet us at the intersection of politics and comedy. We talk with Eric Saul, the creator of local satire site The Takoma Torch, and Josh Gibson, the man behind the D.C. Council's wry Twitter account.

Feb 09 2021

26mins

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The Latest On Amazon’s HQ2

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We're checking in on Amazon's HQ2 project and discussing the company's plan for a "Helix" tower.

Feb 09 2021

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Kojo For Kids: Dr. Leana Wen

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She's taking kids' questions about the coronavirus, vaccines and staying safe.

Feb 08 2021

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Ending The Pandemic Nightmare

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Emergency physician and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen says one result of the vaccine has received little attention, and it could mean the end of our pandemic nightmare.

Feb 08 2021

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The Politics Hour: February 5, 2021

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Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti gives us the latest on Arlington's vaccine distribution. And D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about COVID-19, gun violence prevention and more.

Feb 05 2021

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everyone should be listening to Kojo

By stephjunk - Jul 26 2019
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He brings balance and care to all his conversations

Awesome show!

By Tedkaren - Feb 14 2012
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Engaging and informative. I listen everyday!