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WAMU 88.5’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show wins Gracie Award® for Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

WAMU 88.5’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show has received the Gracie Award® in the Outstanding Interview Program or Feature category. The Gracie Awards are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) in recognition of exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show won the award for the program titled, “The Tech Sector and the Glass Ceiling” which aired on Sept. 20, 2011. The discussion explored underrepresentation of women in technology professions, academic programs, and pop culture portrayals of the tech world. The program aired during the show’s Tech Tuesday segment, a weekly conversation which assesses the latest technology trends and helps listeners put them into context in their daily lives.

Full audio and a transcript of the winning program are available online.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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