WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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"Super-Minimum Wage" Coming To D.C.?

Last week, the D.C. Council approved a "super-minimum wage" that would require retailers with big corporate revenues and big stores -- like Home Depot, Macy's Costco and Walmart -- to pay a higher hourly wage than many of their competitors. Real estate insiders say if Mayor Vincent Gray signs the bill, Walmart will likely halt plans to build three new District stores it hasn't started yet, including one near the mayor's home in Southeast Washington. Kojo explores the conundrum facing the mayor.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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