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.


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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