WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Tough Times Financing Small Businesses

Probably the toughest part of starting and running a small business--convincing a bank to loan you money--has gotten even harder in recent years. Banks have tightened credit, and loans to small businesses are down to a trickle. Minority businesses are even harder hit, getting turned down more often and facing less favorable loan terms--if they can get credit. We talk about the options out there for entrepreneurs trying to build a business in tough times.


From Solitary To Stardom On The Court: What It Means To Be 'Tuff'

Before his success in the NBA, Caron Butler overcame a rocky youth in the inner city. Drugs and violence nearly derailed him — but, as he writes in a new memoir, he managed a dramatic turnaround.
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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.

Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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