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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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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