WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Conduct Unbecoming: Military Officer Firings

Getting "fired" in the military means something different than it does in civilian world. Military leaders are held to high practical and ethical standards. High-ranking officers can be relieved of duty for infractions ranging from running a ship aground to having an affair, but that doesn't mean they're discharged from the service. We explore the reasons for, and consequences of, the seemingly increased incidence of officers being removed from command in the military.

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Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

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Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

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