WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Washington's Lesser Known Memorials

It's a mystery to some why there memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot, and women who died on the Titanic. But a statue or a monument built in Washington is typically the result of a passionate interest group lobbying for a sponsor in Congress and raising money. Some feel the nation's capital would benefit from a more coherent approach, while others see a reflection of our nation patchwork identity. We explore the lesser-known memorials in Washington.


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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