WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah"

Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest novel touches on many things: race, love, immigration and the fraught topic of black women's hair. "Americanah" unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.

TED Talk: The Danger Of A Single Story

TEDx Talk: We Should All Be Feminists

NPR

Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

NPR

'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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