WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Election 2012: Analyzing The Results

The Washington region's voters were in the middle of a lot more than a presidential race this week. The area also served as the battleground for hot-button issues like immigration and same-sex marriage, as well as the site of one of the most hotly-contested U.S. Senate races. We take an early look at what the results mean for the region and country.

More Money In National Politics, Less Campaign Cash In D.C.?

The 2012 election was the most expensive in American history. But D.C. campaigns raised far less money during the 2012 cycle compared to 2008. According to data from the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance, the top four candidates for D.C.'s at-large Council seats raised 45 percent less during this cycle than they did four years ago.

Source: D.C. Office of Campaign Finance

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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