WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Coffeehouse Culture: Free Wi-Fi Or Wi-Fi Free?

Free wireless Internet access is a standard feature in many coffeehouses, and a set expectation of many customers. But some local coffee shops are unplugging Internet access. The goal: to free up seats and prevent customers with laptops from lingering for hours. Kojo chats with two local business owners about their decision to cut or curb wi-fi, how they're managing customer expectations and how they'll pursue creative business plans.

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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
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Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.
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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

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