WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Technology In The K-12 Classroom

With students across the region either back in class or readying to return soon, we consider the role of technology in classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade. Many districts are grappling with decisions about whether to spend money to boost tech infrastructure or to provide students with the laptops and tablets parents are coming to expect. We consider changing ways technology is being deployed by teachers, administrators and students.


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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