WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte

Congressional lawmakers are back to work after an August recess and they face a growing to-do list. Debate over possible military action in Syria has added yet another complicated and politically charged issue to the agenda, threatening to put once-pressing domestic issues, like immigration reform, on the back burner. As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia plays a key role in getting legislative action on efforts like immigration reform to the House floor. He joins Kojo to talk about the House’s strategy for fall.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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