WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Computer Guys & Gal

A government shutdown means federal employees can't use work-issued laptops and phones or check their office email. The Computer Guys and Gal explore the tech implications of telling federal workers to stay home and power down their devices. But Apple is working overtime to meet demand for its new iPhone 5s and 5c, released this month along with the new iOS 7 operating system.

Apps Of The Month

SupperKing is a variation on “couch surfing.” The iPhone app allows you to share your next home cooked meal by selling seats at your dinner table to complete strangers.

Cookie Clicker is a game where you make virtual cookies and, if you earn enough cookies, hire grandma bakers, build factories and even use a time machine.

NPR

Check Out This 1999 Profile Of The Late, Great Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
NPR

Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In More Than A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
WAMU 88.5

State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space

Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say whether the signal came from intelligent life-forms — but researchers are checking it out.

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