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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#NPRreads: 4 Eye-Opening Stories To Read This Weekend

A medical mystery that started in Brazil. Nairobi's bustling food scene. Women and guns. And the man behind a new literary movement.
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Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Marriage proposals are pretty routine at America's high-end restaurants. They can lift the mood in the entire dining room, boost tips and create lifelong customers. Unless the answer is "no," that is.
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In Trump's German Ancestral Village, The Locals Are Not Impressed

"Ich bin ein Kallstadter," Donald Trump likes to say. But many of the villagers are more proud of other famous American descendants with links to Kallstadt: the Heinz family, of ketchup fame.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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