WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Police Tactics And Crime

Even as big cities are enjoying historically low crime rates, certain police tactics are still generating heated debate. While some, including New York's mayor, credit the drops in part to aggressive use of "Stop and Frisk," critics say these "dragnets" lead to racial profiling. One law professor says "Stop and Frisk" might even be doing harm, damaging the trust between residents and law enforcement that is key to more targeted policing. We explore the issues.

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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