WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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    Shaping The City: Design Review And Civic Art

    In some parts of our region, a panel of esteemed architects reviews design plans for new buildings before they go up. But in most areas, anything goes -- aesthetically speaking. Kojo looks at how design review has shaped the Mall and the federal landscape in Washington, and asks whether similar pre-screening could turn mediocre architecture into award-winning construction elsewhere in D.C. and the region.

    100 Years Of The U.S. Commission Of Fine Arts

    Roger Lewis Design Review Cartoons

    NPR

    Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

    Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
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    Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

    For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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    Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

    He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
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    After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

    NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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