WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Just days ago, news broke that the Social Security Administration was moving to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds--including in some cases those of relatives. But on Monday, it was announced that Social Security would not collect on taxpayer debts owed the government that are older than 10 years. The Washington Post's Marc Fisher, the reporter who broke the original collection story, joins Kojo to explore what it means for all taxpayers.


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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