WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already underway. Now the D.C. Council has passed a bill pushed by victim advocates giving victims the right to have an advocate present during police interviews, and to see results of their rape kit tests. We explore what the legislation means for sexual assault cases in the District going forward.


Lush And Romantic 'Handmaiden' Is The Year's Most Irresistible Love Story

Though he's known for making quasi-horror films, director Park Chan-wook's latest movie is a melodrama set in 1930s Korea. Critic David Edelstein says The Handmaiden is fun and full of twists.

Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful – and to some, horrifying – practice: Slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

Crowd Outside Trump Rally Represent Very Different Visions Of America

Donald Trump always talks up the overflow crowds who are stuck outside his rallies. At a recent Florida campaign event, NPR's Scott Detrow spent some time with that crowd.

A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine

We'll miss Vine, but not just for its goofy, raw, six-second looped videos. We'll miss the platform for its ability to incubate young black talent.

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