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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.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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