WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Evolution Of D.C. Architecture

We're all familiar with the architectural landmarks that define D.C.'s landscape. But hidden gems and fresh interpretations of styles are hidden in plain sight across the District. We talk with architect and National Building Museum curator Martin Moeller about the evolving architecture of the nation's capital.

Photo Gallery: D.C. Architecture

From the imposing landmarks of Capitol Hill and the Mall to small monuments and suburban enclaves, a sampling of architecture from around Washington, D.C.

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

The new chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to make it a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

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