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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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