WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Local Trees

DC was once nicknamed the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. And like the people who populate our region, the 350 species of trees found here include both natives and transplants from all over the world. We'll find out the best places to enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees. We'll also talk to a local food pantry planting an urban orchard that will soon provide 40,000 pounds of fresh fruit.


'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.

A Tale Of Dread And Duck Breasts: One Chef's Nightmare, Retold

On a day dedicated to massive meals, it's good to recall some kitchen disasters — the embarrassing stories in every cook's life. Mexican chef Pati Jinich recounts one such disaster and her recovery.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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