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.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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