WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Drought: The Local Impact

As the worst drought in 50 years continues to bake the Midwest, the East Coast is bracing for impact. Though rainfall is slightly below normal in our region, damaging storms and long days of record temperatures have wreaked havoc on crops. Kojo explores the drought's regional impact on food, and looks at the weather patterns that are creating these damaging conditions.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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