WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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D.C. Taxi Modernization Frustrates Drivers

For many D.C. cab riders, the long-sought modernization program seems to be working. Most cabs accept credit cards, and all should now have new dome lights that indicate whether the cab is available. But behind the scenes, drivers say they're losing income because problems with city-approved contractors are keeping them from meeting modernization deadlines. Kojo explores the drivers' frustration and their decision to affiliate with the Teamsters union to gain leverage with the D.C. Taxicab Commission.

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Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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5 Takeaways From The Democratic National Convention

As conventioneers head home after a dramatic DNC, here are 5 takeaways from Philadelphia.
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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

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