WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Rethinking Intervention Abroad

As French troops push back Islamist militants in Mali, the U.S. is ferrying more French fighters into the African nation aboard C-17 transport planes. The violence in Mali comes at a time of spirited debate about how and when Washington should intervene in distant conflicts. While the U.S. draws down a decade-long war in Afghanistan, the Obama administration is also formalizing rules about drone strikes and "targeted killings" elsewhere. We explore how new lethal tools and new economic constraints are influencing old debates about intervening abroad.

WAMU 88.5

Dick Van Dyke: "Keep Moving"

Actor Dick Van Dyke is beloved for his roles in movie classics such as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the TV series, The Dick Van Dyke Show. In a new memoir he shares his tips aging well and the value of living in the moment.


If Big Food Buys Your Favorite 'Natural' Food Brand, Will You Trust It?

Many alternative food brands have been swallowed by big food companies. Recently, Perdue bought Niman Ranch, which sells "natural" meat. But after a sale, will shoppers feel the product is the same?

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