WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Activists in Washington have long suspected that members of the Metropolitan Police Department, or MPD, were infiltrating their meetings and protests. Now lawyers representing the group United Students Against Sweatshops say they have evidence: a trail of Tweets and Tumblr posts that appear to document the double life of a local police officer, who routinely posed as a protester named "Missy Thompson." Kojo explores a story of activism, cyber-sleuthing and undercover police work.

WAMU 88.5

Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.
WAMU 88.5

The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

WAMU 88.5

The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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