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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Coordinating Police Response To Navy Yard Shooting

The investigation into Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard continues, with many questions remaining. The FBI is taking lead on the investigation after a massive initial response that included law enforcement from a variety of local and federal agencies. We hear from an emergency management expert on the challenges of coordinating that response, why workers at Navy Yard were instructed to shelter in plce instead of fleeing and whether military installations are uniquely prepared to handle a situation like this. Then, WAMU 88.5 reporter Elliott Francis talks about how the local community is coming together to heal hearts in the wake of tragedy.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

NPR

Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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