WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Obama Travels To Africa

President Obama travels on Wednesday to Africa, only the second visit of his presidency. On the schedule is a visit to South Africa, where Nelson Mandela is in critical condition. He'll also visit Tanzania, a choice some are criticizing due to human rights issues. We explore U.S. relations with African countries, and the issues on the president's agenda, including counter-terrorism, human rights and economic development.

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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."
WAMU 88.5

How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

NPR

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.
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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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