The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

@kojoshow

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Airs weekdays, noon to 1 p.m. The live magazine program highlights news, political issues and social trends of the day. Produced by @wamu885.

Washington, D.C.
Joined on May 20, 2008

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This year, we're celebrating Kojo's 20th anniversary at @wamu885. Keep an eye out here for community events, blog posts and more: https://wamu.fm/2IFmWRc 

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Are you a backyard or urban beekeeper? How did your bees fare this winter when the region had the highest rate of colony die off on record? We want to hear from you today at 12:30.

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For the first time in almost 20 years, Fourth of July fireworks won't be launched at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Details on that, and everything else you need to know to celebrate July 4, at noon.

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Today at 12:30: A new @UofMaryland shows that last winter bee colonies died off in record numbers. What is threatening honeybees & what does it mean for urban beekeepers in our region?

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Today's Show: 
1. Have you planned for all the changes to this year's 4th of July celebrations in D.C.? We'll have all the details.
2. Bees are dying at record rates. We'll ask our experts about the cause and why we should all take note.
Live at 12: https://wamu.fm/TMXxD 

Today's Show: 1. Have you planned for all the changes to this year's 4th of July celebrations in D.C.? We'll have all the details. 2. Bees are dying at record rates. We'll ask our experts about the cause and why we should all take note. Live at 12: https://wamu.fm/TMXxD 

Are you planning to attend President Trump's Fourth of July festivities on the Mall? Or avoid it altogether? @Rachel_Sadon and @NationalMallNPS will tell you what you need to know tomorrow at noon.

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In an Alexandria rape case, police used a consumer DNA database to help identify a suspect. But is it legal? "It's the Wild Wild West. The law doesn't say that police can't" use these databases, says @nilabala3, who identified some privacy concerns. https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2019-06-19/how-local-law-enforcement-uses-dna-to-crack-criminal-cases …"

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.@WashingtonPost reported that 62% of commuters drive daily. What does the future of public transit look like in the Washington region?

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Last year @MarkHerringVA announced his decision to run for governor of Virginia in 2021. Is that still his plan? "It's not a focus of mine right now," he said. "My focus is the work that is ahead [like] criminal justice reforms."

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From the Reconstruction era to @LilNasX's "Old Town Road," African Americans have been shaping country and cowboy culture.

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D.C. loses more teachers every year than New York or Chicago -- and many more than the national average. We dug into the reasons why with @WTUTeacher, @MarkusSBOE & our student panel.

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"For many the images of the Wild West include tumbleweeds, horses, gunfights and John Wayne, but that picture isn't quite complete. The U.S. frontier of the 19th century was considerably blacker than old Westerns would have you believe." More:

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Soccer "builds a bond. It — innately, as a sport — builds confidence." @lacesport hosts a Refugee Youth Soccer Camp in Prince George's County, focusing on kids who have moved to the U.S. in the past year. Hear the full conversation:

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When it comes to measles, @LawrenceGostin says "we need to make sure that [vaccine] exemptions are narrow ... but also that we don't regard parents as mean or misguided." More:

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Why does @MarkHerringVA want cannabis legalized in Virginia? "Criminalizing marijuana possession is not working," he said. "It's needlessly creating criminals and saddling them with convictions ... There are smarter, better ways to approach cannabis."

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.@tomsherwood: "There's some fears that the ... D.C. government is being too loosey-goosey with it's money." .@ODCA_DC: "'Loosey-goosey' is not a term I would use ... I think the council is going to have to learn to measure one program against the other."

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It was a big week in local politics. Luckily, Kojo and @tomsherwood have you covered. Catch up with this week's Politics Hour:

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"I think the Council is going to have to learn to measure one program against another," says @ODCA_DC @kpattdc.

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.@tomsherwood asked if elective politics is out of @ODCA_DC @kpattdc's future, since she used to serve on the D.C. Council. "I believe it's out of my future," she said, pointing to her 6 year term as DC Auditor.

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We are live with @ODCA_DC @kpattdc. Do you have questions or comments for her? Tweet in or call us at (800) 433-8850.

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Now: D.C. auditor Kathy Patterson @ODCA_DC joins us to discuss the District's affordable housing fund, the 2020 budget, and more.

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