WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The Future Of The Past: Museums Digitizing Collections

Museums have collected and preserved artifacts of the past for millennia. Now rapidly evolving technologies like 3-D scanners are presenting institutions with new tools for preserving, interpreting and sharing the past. Kojo talks with thought leaders at the Smithsonian Institution about the future of museums and the practical challenges of digitizing the past.

This is a special WAMU 88.5 broadcast in partnership with the Future of Information Alliance.

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We'll have full video shortly of a special broadcast from the Future of Information Alliance event at the National Geographic Auditorium.

What Is 3-D Digitization?

3-D Scanning At The Smithsonian

Smithsonian Collection Of 3-D Objects

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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