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.


'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring Tuareg tribe members, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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