WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing calls on an entire community to participate, whether by tweeting photos of a protest or by contributing knowledge to a collaboration as large as Wikipedia. The practice, when used effectively, allows researchers to mine the collective potential of individuals around the globe and opens up new possibilities for fields like journalism, social justice and disaster relief. We look at the different ways innovators use crowdsourcing today while asking what obstacles still could be limiting its potential.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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