WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Think Tanks' Growing Role in Policy and Politics

D.C. is a "think tank" kind of town -- from those that follow the scholarly "university without students" model to those with a more ideological "government in waiting" approach. Kojo examines the rise of think tanks and analyzes what the dispute over the future of the libertarian Cato Institute says about the role think tanks play in shaping public policy.

2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings

From the Selected Works of Dr. James G. McGann, University of Pennsylvania, January 2012:


Anne Carson's Poetry Collection 'Float' In Unconventional Medium To Suit The Message

Anne Carson's book of poems come in a clear plastic box where they 'float,' which is also the title of her new collection. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the poet about her work.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Clinton Strategy: Is It Worth Reaching For Traditionally Republican States?

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bill Burton, former National Press Secretary for the Obama '08 Presidential Campaign, about whether Hillary Clinton should pursue votes in these states to build on her lead.

Video Game Voice Actors Strike To Demand Restructured Contracts For Today's Industry

The video game industry faces a strike by actors who provide voices for characters. Scott Simon talks to voice actor Jen Hale about her frustration with the way voice actors are currently paid.

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