WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Quote Approval: Good Journalism Or Giving In?

A recent New York Times article revealed that -- on the campaign trail -- many journalists agree to allow campaigns to approve quotes or see articles before publication. And this week, the Washington Post revealed that its education reporter had shared drafts with interview subjects. Some journalists are horrified, while others say it's the price of doing business in the 21st century. Kojo explores the issues and what's at stake for the public and news organizations.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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WATCH: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Trail Debut: 'I Like To Fight For Right'

"We're going to be compañeros de alma (soul mates) in this great lucha (fight) ahead," Kaine said.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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