WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

They're the melodies behind the games many of us spend hundreds of hours playing. The musical arrangements behind video games like "Super Mario Bros" and "Halo" are burned into our memories in ways that few tunes are. We explore the place video game music occupies in our culture with a composer who writes for games, a classical conductor and local group of gamers who've formed their own symphony.

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Super Mario World

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Halo

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."
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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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