WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. The measure is designed to limit impulsive behavior and was among dozens of proposed tattoo and piercing regulations covering everything from sanitation practices, account keeping and building requirements. Critics say it's the latest example of burdensome "nanny state" regulations from government agencies. Kojo explores the proposals and rules that govern health and safety at body art establishments.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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