WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Designing Secure Schools

In the wake of the tragic shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, parents are asking if there's any way to make schools more secure. Architect Roger Lewis joins Kojo to explore the current thinking about school design and the challenge of creating buildings that both keep kids safe and make them feel welcome.

Photo Gallery: School Security Architecture

Images and illustrations depicting how two D.C. public schools, Woodson High School and Wilson High School, secure the inside and outside of their academic buildings.

School Security Vestibule Schematics

Schematics for schools that have an entry vestibule for security. Document courtesy Paul Timm at RETA Security


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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