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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How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is the New Black all weekend.
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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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