WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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North Korea and the Global Economy

This week, an American delegation led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Google executive Eric Schmidt visited North Korea. The visit, described as a humanitarian mission to win the release of an American held in detention, prompted criticism from the State Department. Kojo examines whether business interests were underpinning the trip, and what we know about the North Korean economy.

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After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

Photographer Collin Richie and three colleagues have been shooting portraits of people who were impacted by the floods in Louisiana. The images focus on what people were able to save.
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Week In Politics: Trump Shifts On Immigration Policy

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.
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After Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers

One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.

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