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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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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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