WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The International Disability Treaty

The Americans with Disabilities Act served as the model for an international treaty known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It's a framework for legislation and policies around rights and accessibility for the billion people around the world living with disabilities. But while 138 countries have ratified the treaty, the United States has not. As the Senate debates the issue again, two State Department officials join us to discuss the leadership role they hope the United States can continue to play on the issue.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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