WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

"Game Over": When Our Sports Get Political

Sports may no longer provide American athletes or spectators with an escape from politics. Our most popular athletic contests now double as venues for debates about race, gender rights, religion and class. In his newest book, "Game Over," Dave Zirin argues that the hot-button issues of our time are now impossible to detach from our pastimes. We'll explore how games became arenas for epic clashes over everything from the role of religion in the public square to the push for democracy in the Arab Spring.

WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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