WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The "Fixers" Behind International Journalism

Journalists on assignment in foreign countries often risk their lives to gather and report news. But they also depend on local hires who serve as correspondents, translators and guides. These "fixers" often do journalism of their own and put themselves in danger regularly. Kojo chats with American journalists who reported from the front lines in Iraq and from the rubble in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake -- and with the fixers who helped them do their jobs.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Hillary Clinton Set To Become Formal Democratic Nominee For President

Bill Clinton speaks Tuesday night after his wife Hillary Clinton formally becomes the Democratic nominee for president. One open question is how smoothly the nominating process will go.
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Solar-Powered Plane Completes Historic Circumnavigation

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi, where its journey began 17 flights ago in March 2015. Alternating with another pilot, Bertrand Piccard flew around the world with no fuel.

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