WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Crack: The Drug That Consumed The Nation's Capital

For the past two decades, neighborhoods across Washington, D.C., have changed at breakneck speed. But underneath steep drops in crime and waves of new residents that came with those changes, many of these neighborhoods still bear the scars of the crack cocaine epidemic that consumed the district just a few decades ago. Kojo explores the legacy of the drug epidemic that ripped Washington, D.C., apart just a few decades ago with voices featured in WAMU 88.5's recent series on the story.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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