WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Rep. Steny Hoyer On The Budget Showdown

Last-ditch negotiations on a deal to avert a default on the national debt and reopen the government are underway as lawmakers hash out differences and attempt to reach agreement. As the Senate nears a deal, Republican leaders in the House are countering with their own proposal. President Obama is weighing in, rejecting any further moves to undermine the health care law by House Republicans. Kojo chats with Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen Questions GOP's Rule Change


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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