WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Washington Post's Chief Digital Officer

As a computer programmer, Vijay Ravindran sharpened his skills developing software for one of the world's biggest Internet businesses: Amazon. Now he's the guy crafting a digital strategy for The Washington Post, which, like many news organizations, is scrambling to keep up in today's demanding online era of news. Ravindran joins Kojo to explore life along the digital frontier -- where journalistic goals, business realities and programming philosophies determine how technology will interact with news consumption. We get the latest on social readers, mobile apps, or other yet unannounced experimental ventures.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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