WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

High-Tech Grocery Shopping

Many of us still push a cart up and down the aisles of a supermarket to buy our groceries. But some people are opting for a virtual cart that lets them tap in items while sitting at a soccer game, then pick them up curb-side or have them delivered. Tech Tuesday explores how online grocery shopping creates new relationships between consumers and farmers, and why it's been slow to penetrate underserved "food deserts" where it could change the way people eat.

WAMU 88.5

Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.

Frustrated With GOP Candidates, Muslims Recall More Welcoming Days

Many Muslim-Americans say the current political climate is worse than the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many Muslims who once voted Republican, say don't feel like they have a home in that party.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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