WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Turmoil At The BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation is reeling from two overlapping crises. Earlier this year, it emerged that the network's flagship public affairs program buried an investigation into sexual abuse by an iconic television host. More recently, the same program falsely implicated a former political leader in a separate sexual abuse case. And now, The New York Times finds itself embroiled in the mess after hiring the former head of the BBC to lead as its CEO. We explore the ongoing turmoil at the media giant.

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

The new chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to make it a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

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