WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Drinking Water From The Potomac River

Three-fourths of our region's drinking water comes from the Potomac River, thanks to an elaborate treatment process that removes pollutants and adds chlorine and fluoride. But the river itself is deemed unsafe to swim in, and experts are concerned about new types of pharmaceutical contaminants and farm run-off that end up in the Potomac. Kojo explores the source of our drinking water and the challenges ahead for keeping it clean.

Potomac: The River Runs Through Us

The film follows the flow of the Potomac water from its origin, into our homes and businesses and back into the river.

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Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir

A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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