WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

U.S.-Africa Relations And The Road Ahead

When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, African nations were hopeful that relations with their continent would flourish. But since then, the Obama administration has been roundly criticized for taking a reactive, rather than a proactive, approach toward Africa. Now, with a second term on the horizon, the president finds a continent where trading happens mainly with China and where Muslim extremism continues to spread. We explore the future of U.S.-Africa relations, and find out why many experts are urging a reset with Africa.


3 Questions With The Guy Who Hates Renoir

Max Geller led a small crowd in protest of the fact that paintings by renowned French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir hang in Boston's Museum of Fine Art.

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Inside The Message Machine That Could Make Politicians More Persuasive

A political scientist identified optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the health care act. He says the tool could someday make it easier to sharpen political messages.

FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator

The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.

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