WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Navy Prepares For The Sequester

With sequestration cuts days away, all branches of the U.S. military are warning of dire impacts on their day-to-day operations. The Department of Defense has laid out a scenario involving layoffs and furloughs for civilian employees, and some deployments have already been delayed or deferred. But the disruptions could have more immediate and potentially long-lasting impact on the U.S. Navy. Kojo talks with a military reporter about the unique challenges the Navy is facing.


From Solitary To Stardom On The Court: What It Means To Be 'Tuff'

Before his success in the NBA, Caron Butler overcame a rocky youth in the inner city. Drugs and violence nearly derailed him — but, as he writes in a new memoir, he managed a dramatic turnaround.
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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.

Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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