WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Whistleblowers & National Security

Today, President Barack Obama will announce his picks to lead the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency. If confirmed, Chuck Hagel and John Brennan will help steer a national security team that has expanded controversial counter-terrorism policies and prosecuted a record number of current and former officials accused of leaking information to the press. We consider the effect whistleblowers have in the field and implications of these nominations.

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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