WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Future Of Guantanamo Bay's Detention Facility

Lawmakers are once again focusing their attention on the future of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of a hunger strike by inmates and renewed calls by the president to shut it down. Several members of the Washington region's local congressional delegation made a point of travelling to Cuba to inspect the facility themselves. We explore the options left on the table for Guantanamo, which still holds more than 150 detainees.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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