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The WAMU 88.5 Mayoral Debate: Tweets, Audio & Video

WAMU 88.5 and The Kojo Nnamdi Show hosted a D.C. mayoral debate tonight between Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz. The Twitter hashtag was #WAMUDebate, and the WAMU staff posted audio clips to Soundcloud and video clips to YouTube:

The full debate

Bowser on campaign finance

Catania on the D.C. economy

Schwartz on who she would vote for if not herself

The candidates on marijuana

The candidates on reforming the Fire & EMS department

     
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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

NPR

Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

NPR

Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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