WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Personal Politics Of Fashion With Robin Givhan

Making it in the fashion business isn't easy. It requires talent, start-up capital and visibility. And even if you do launch a successful business, staying on top isn't a given. Kojo talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the evolution of the red carpet, the first lady's status as a fashion icon and the personal politics at play in the industry.

First Ladies Of Inaugural Fashion

Twenty years of memorable Inauguration Day wardrobes from first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Plus, a look at how their different styles translated to the covers and portraits of fashion magazines.

NPR

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
WAMU 88.5

Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

WAMU 88.5

Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

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