WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Architecture Of Metro

The Washington Metro system was conceived four decades ago as an expression of "Great Society" -- an ambitious, government-funded rail system and civic space that would connect a growing capital region. The Modernist design elements, including underground stations with vaulted, concrete roofs and indirect lighting, were a significant departure from the prevailing architectural conventions seen in D.C. at the time. Kojo examines the architecture of Metro, and considers how its design conventions affect the system today.

Iconic Washington Metro Architecture

All photos © Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
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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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