WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Doug Gansler Responds to Maryland DNA Ruling

Three years ago, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler championed a new law to expand the use of DNA by law enforcement agencies. Last month the Maryland Court of Appeals blocked a key provision of the DNA Collection Act -- allowing police to collect samples from suspects before they are charged. He joins us to discuss the short and long-term effects of the ruling.


Book Review: 'Garden Time,' W.S. Merwin

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, praises the most recent collection by W.S. Merwin called, Garden Time.

Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets

From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.

We've Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.