WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Sine Die: Maryland Legislative Wrap-Up

Maryland lawmakers this week closed the books on the 2014 General Assembly session. It was the last chance for outgoing Gov. Martin O'Malley to work on priorities like raising the minimum wage. But much of the spotlight in Annapolis this year was on other issues, like decriminalizing marijuana possession. WAMU 88.5 reporter Matt Bush joins Kojo to explore what this year's session means for the future of the Old Line State.


Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.

We Tried A Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh And Naturally Sweet

Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.

Russian Military Jet Crash Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

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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