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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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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