WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History?

A month after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of child sexual assault, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has levied historic sanctions against the school’s football program: a four-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a $60 million fine. The NCAA also "vacated" all Penn State victories between 1998 and 2011, retroactively and posthumously stripping former head coach Joe Paterno of his title as the winningest coach in Division 1 football. We explore the punishment and ask whether it's appropriate to change the record books.


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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