WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Al Jazeera America And The News

In just nine months, the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network bought a cable channel, hired away top television talent, established 12 U.S. bureaus and began broadcasting. And in the month since its debut, Al Jazeera America has managed to make few ripples -- while garnering refreshing accolades -- amid a heavy news cycle. Kojo sits down with the executive producer of the channel’s flagship news program, “America Tonight,” to discuss Al Jazeera America’s first month of broadcasting, its approach to news coverage and how the channel fits into a rapidly changing media landscape.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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