WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Haiti, Lessons Learned?

In January 2010, a massive earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti. In the months and years that followed, billions of dollars were pledged to help rebuild the country's broken infrastructure and government institutions. But three years later, many critics feel the international community has squandered a historic opportunity of "building back better." Kojo examines the lessons learned -- and unlearned -- in the wake of disaster.

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In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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