WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

As of Jan. 1, those who wish to can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across Colorado. Last year the state, along with Washington, became the first to allow small amounts of marijuana for personal use, with plans to regulate it like alcohol. The federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug, but, for the moment, seems prepared to allow for highly regulated distribution of medical and recreational pot. We explore these seismic shifts in the debate over legalizing marijuana.

NPR

'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
WAMU 88.5

How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

WAMU 88.5

Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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