Kojo Nnamdi to Host Radio Show from Arlington Campus

Posted: November 17, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kojo Nnamdi, host of the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU radio, will host the fourth in a series of regional “Kojo in Your Community LIVE” radio shows at George Mason’s Arlington Campus, tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 329 of the Original Building. The university community is invited to attend.

The first hour of the show will explore Arlington’s housing issues, including the challenges inherent in merging suburban living with the vision of high-density “urban villages” while ensuring that residential development does not eliminate affordable housing. The second hour will focus on the issue of bringing baseball to Arlington. Nnamdi will examine community division over the issue and ask whether public involvement in decision-making can be used to resolve lingering tension.

The show will air on WAMU (88.5 FM) in two parts. The first hour will air Wednesday, Nov. 19, at noon, and the second hour will air Wednesday, Nov. 26, at noon.

“It is great getting out of the studio to see the energy and passion of our listeners,” says Nnamdi. “It is also an excellent opportunity for our larger radio audience to hear about the challenges and triumphs of different communities throughout the region.”

The “Kojo in Your Community” series builds on the success of “WAMU in Your Ward,” in which the Kojo Nnamdi Show tapes live town hall-style meetings in Washington, D.C., neighborhoods.

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