WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Virginia 2013: Life Inside A Bellwether District

Virginia voters will head to the polls in just two weeks to elect a new governor. But polls in the final stretch of the race indicate a general dissatisfaction with both major candidates, a tone made worse by the toll a recent federal government shutdown took on the commonwealth. Kojo chats with a veteran political reporter who recently explored how these issues are shaping voter perspectives in one of Virginia's true bellwether districts.


High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

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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