WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

"Who Stole the American Dream?"

America's middle class enjoyed a boom period from the 1940s through the 1970s, until the political and economic environment started to shift and a divide between the "haves" and "have-nots" began to widen. Journalist Hedrick Smith has spent decades reporting on the changes, large and small, that contributed to the decline of the middle class. He talks with Kojo about where we are today and what it will take to bridge the nation's class divide.


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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