WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Evolving Landscape For National Security And Privacy

News reports this past week unearthed details about sweeping surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. The source of the most recent leaks, Edward Snowden, came forward over the weekend, revealing a vast landscape of intelligence work in the United States and the role private contractors play. Kojo chats with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the surveillance programs themselves and what they tell us about the nature of intelligence work today.

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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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