WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour

Virginia lawmakers fail to beat the buzzer in their budget debate, forcing an overtime session later this month. D.C. politicians confront a full court press of subpoenas related to their campaign finances. And just in time for March Madness, Maryland gears up for another debate about casino gambling. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Extra

WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden talks about information he uncovered about suspicious money orders tying the friends and associates of Jeffrey Thompson, one of D.C.'s most prolific political donors, to Council member Vincent Orange and some other city leaders:

Milad Pooran talks about his commitment to women's rights issues and how in his view, none of his opponents have given the area much attention:

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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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