WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Politics of the Plate

Perfectly red, unblemished winter tomatoes don't just disappoint when it comes to taste and nutrition: they may be the product of modern-day slavery on industrial farms. Barry Estabrook's exposé of abuses in the Florida tomato industry earned him a James Beard award. He joins us to discuss his work shining a light on our food chain.

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Excerpted from Barry Estabrook's "Tomatoland." Copyright 2012 by Barry Estabrook. Reprinted here by permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing. All rights reserved:

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 6, 2015

A play springs forth from an iconic photo, and a photography exhibit transports visitors back to the Civil War.


Budapest Foodies Hope Cuisine Can Help Heal Anti-Migrant Prejudice

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.
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Are D.C. Charter Schools Funded Fairly?

A debate about education funding digs up a decades-old fight for D.C. home rule.

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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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