WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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A Frontline Fighter In Pediatric HIV

In early March, the HIV community was stunned by a headline it had waited more than two decades to see: a baby in Mississippi had been "functionally cured" of the HIV virus. The medical team behind the research was led by Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore. Kojo talks with Persaud about what her research means for HIV treatment locally and globally, as well as how her career brought her from Guyana to the peak of pediatric medicine.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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