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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Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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