WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Three hundred Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to draw attention to poverty and hunger in the affluent county. But some people who regularly struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive. Kojo explores hunger in our region and what local governments have the power to do about it.

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A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment In 'Narcos'

A new, fictionalized Netflix series tells the story of how smuggler Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire. The show is compelling and complex — especially for fans of classic crime stories.
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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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