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.

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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