WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Mugshots: Press, Punishment & Privacy Concerns

For decades, the press and public have used booking photos to identify crime suspects. In the past, mugshots were largely forgotten in police station and newspaper archives, but the Web has given these photos new life, often haunting those whose charges were minor or even dismissed. We explore the privacy concerns surrounding mugshots, and find out about efforts to make both federal and local mugshots public, despite a burgeoning online "mugshot racket."

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is announcing a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

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