WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

Restaurant patrons need only look up from their table to understand how much of their night out depends on immigrant labor. In an industry where one in 10 workers is an undocumented immigrant, these workers are pouring our water, preparing our meals and washing our dishes. Kojo explores where these workers fit into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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