The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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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.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about race with local activists, legislators and professors.


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A Netflix film explains the evolution the movement. We look at how local activists continue the fight for inclusion.
Are customers comfortable coming back? How hard has it been to secure PPE for staff? And is the partial reopening enough to keep these businesses going?
What does the future hold for DACA recipients in the region?
LGBTQ employees are now protected from workplace discrimination thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision. What does this ruling mean for local employers and employees?
Sharon Draper was National Teacher of the Year before she became one of the nation's favorite YA writers.
Local school boards are struggling to decide how — and when — to reopen schools. Fairfax County is letting families decide.
Virginia Del. Danica Roem talks about LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws that go into effect July 1, and an effort to repurpose "Stonewall" in Manassas' Stonewall Middle School. Plus, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser talks about statehood, police reform and her recent national spotlight.
NPR's history podcast examines current events through a historical lens.
Should all Confederate statues in the region be removed?
How are local activists using social media during the protests to fight for racial equity?
Sandy Greenberg lost his sight in his junior year of college. His roommate Art Garfunkel convinced him to return to the ambitious life plan he had made for himself.
How effective is telemedicine, and how will medical practices change after the pandemic is over?
A federal judge demands plan for inmate reductions at the D.C. Jail.
John Feinstein's best-selling novels star young athletes and sportswriters who take on corruption, sexism and racial inequity.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, we hear from emergency physician and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen on how to stay safe and still enjoy a bit of summer.
D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie joins us to talk about police reform and a racial equity bill. Prince George's County Chair Todd Turner talks about how his county is approaching policing and entering Phase Two of reopening.
The New York Times bestselling author of "UNTAMED" joins Kojo.
Food is essential to any celebration. What culinary traditions are associated with commemorating Emancipation Day?
Juneteenth, celebrated each year on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in America. What is the history behind the holiday? And how is Juneteenth being celebrated in a year of pandemic and protests?