WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending stunning images of deep space back to Earth for more than two decades. Astrophysicists use Hubble's images as well as those from other spacecraft in their research, but perhaps the most important purpose is to showcase NASA's work to the public. NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

Images From The Hubble Space Telescope

NASA'S Art Collection: 50 Years Of Exploration

Mars As Art

WAMU 88.5

Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

WAMU 88.5

Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

NPR

In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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