WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

What's Next For D.C. Budget Autonomy

This past April, D.C. voters approved a referendum that would give the District autonomy over its budget starting in January 2014. But eight months later, the legality of the referendum is still in question. The debate centers on whether the city government has any power to change the relationship between Congress and D.C. that's stipulated by federal law. We discuss the referendum's status, reflect on gains for D.C. autonomy in 2013 and consider what's ahead in the new year.


Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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