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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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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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