The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Monday-Thursday Noon - 2 p.m. (ET)

Kojo also hosts The Politics Hour Fridays Noon - 1 p.m. (ET)

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

The Email Deluge From Political Campaigns

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As the November elections approach, the wave of emails from political campaigns increases. We explore the strategy behind those fundraising and base-stirring missives.

Gene Luen Yang On Graphic Novels, Diversity And 'The Shadow Hero'

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Amid calls for greater diversity in books for young readers, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang says authors and illustrators of all backgrounds must overcome the fear of creating characters with stories that don't mirror their own. We talk with Yang about the rising popularity of graphic novels, their role in education and how authors find the courage to create diverse characters.

African Immigrants Respond To The Ebola Outbreak

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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Americans were shocked by news of the first documented case of Ebola in the United States yesterday. But for communities with families in West Africa, the ongoing story has been intensely local for months. We speak with leaders from the African Immigrant Caucus, including a Liberian-American pastor whose church has been directly impacted by the disease.

The Disappearing Dish: When Restaurants Revamp The Menu

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
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From seasonal considerations and economics to artistic boredom and even all-out-failure, there are many reasons why chefs retouch, revamp or remove dishes from menus. Kojo explores what goes on behind the scenes when restaurants make big changes to the menu.

Past Shows

Technology

As the November elections approach, the wave of emails from political campaigns increases. We explore the strategy behind those fundraising and base-stirring missives.

Environment

The director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo shares the latest annual count of birds that are thriving and those in decline, and examines humans' role in both degrading and conserving bird habitats.

Producer's Picks

Grillmaster and television host Steven Raichlen joins Kojo to get ready for the summer months.

Listener Favorites

More than a billion people worldwide have inadequate access to food. And a new report indicates a disturbing uptick in hunger within the U.S. We explore the challenge of combating hunger from a local and global perspective.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.