WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

African Diaspora International Film Festival

The 7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival returns to Washington with films highlighting the experience of people of African descent and people of color around the world. A South African film showcases a style of dance created by the youth in townships. One director reimagines Shakespeare with a diverse cast. Another film focuses on African independence movements and what that history means today. Kojo speaks with the festival director, a filmmaker and an educator about how artists are grappling with diaspora issues.

"Tango Macbeth" Trailer

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.

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