WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Deforestation and Climate Change

A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of dire consequences if the world does not act quickly to curb carbon emissions. The technical and political challenges are daunting. But advocates can point to one area in which progress is being achieved: cutting emissions associated with tropical deforestation. Kojo examines the link between tropical forests and global climate, and explores new initiatives that pay developing nations to preserve their wild areas.

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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Impeachment Trial Begins For Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

The impeachment trial for suspended president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has begun. She is scheduled to testify before the Senate Monday.
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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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