WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Our Region's Growing Bike Culture

The weather's warming up, and there are more reasons than ever to get on a bike, whether it's to get to work, for exercise or for fun. New, safer green bike lanes are popping up all over our region, online interactive trip planners are making it easy to plan the safest route and Bikeshare is expanding. We talk bike safety, rules of the road and the campaign to get more women on bikes.

Capital BikeShare Data Visualization by Chris Whong

This animation shows the more than 32,000 trips taken on Capital Bikeshare from Oct. 4-8, 2012. Blue dots are trip starts, which fade away immediately after appearing. Yellow dots show the interpolated path between start station and end station over time. Visualization by Chris Whong, attribution "GeoTrails" by Dave Troy and music by dan-o.

NPR

A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.
WAMU 88.5

How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

WAMU 88.5

Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

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