Roll Call Teams Up With The Kojo Nnamdi Show and Folger Shakespeare Library For “Kojo at the Capitol”


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 2, 2015) – CQ Roll Call announced today “Kojo at the Capitol: In Partnership with Roll Call, WAMU’s Metro Connection, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.” Roll Call has teamed up with The Kojo Nnamdi Show for a week of Congress-focused coverage from Feb. 2 through Feb. 6, broadcast live from the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill.

Roll Call editors and reporters will join Kojo, along with top members of Congress and high-profile guests who will focus on the community and what it’s like to live and work in the shadow of Capitol Hill.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership because of our complementary missions. Congress loves Kojo, and it’s a real treat for them to have him up close for the week,” said Roll Call Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni. “Even more fun for us — Kojo’s reflections on covering Congress in the late 1970s appear on Roll Call’s Monday front page.”

The Kojo Nnamdi Show airs live Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET on WAMU 88.5.

About CQ Roll Call
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About Kojo Nnamdi Show
A longtime D.C. resident, Kojo Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who brings a global perspective and vast knowledge of the region to front page headlines and explores emerging stories before they are news. The Kojo Nnamdi Show debuted in 1991 as The Derek McGinty Show and was renamed Public Interest when McGinty left the program in January 1998. Nnamdi became host in August 1998 and the name was changed to The Kojo Nnamdi Show in September 2002. The Kojo Nnamdi Show airs Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. (ET) and on Friday for the Politics Hour from noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on WAMU 88.5, the NPR member-station in Washington, D.C. The live two-hour magazine program highlights news, political issues and social trends of the day and includes listener’s calls, emails and tweets.

About Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, a unique resource that allows millions to explore the past and present life of Shakespeare and his early modern world. Standing next to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Folger welcomes visitors online and in person, providing unparalleled access to the living sources of Shakespeare’s plays and the cultural life they continue to inspire. Visitors to the Folger experience the power of live performances, the excitement of pathbreaking research, and the thrill of seeing and even working with original sources, all of which are collected here in the nation’s capitol. Our work inspires audiences and advances knowledge; it transforms education and brings us face to face with the world that gave us Shakespeare. That world is ours, and it is one you can experience firsthand at the Folger. Explore at

Shana Westlake, PR and Events Manager