WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Shifting Cultural Norms, From "Duck Dynasty" To "Happy Holidays"

The star of the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty" makes anti-gay comments off the air and is suspended, then returned to his show. A Fox News host declares victory in his fight against the "War on Christmas." And Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder insists he won't change his team's name. Diversity consultant Howard Ross joins Kojo to explore how each of these proclamations reflects shifting cultural values and the public's reaction to them.

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Book Review: 'In Praise Of Hatred'

Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
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Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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