WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Rules for Uber and Airbnb

As upstarts like Uber and Airbnb challenge stalwarts in the taxi and hotel industries, cities are struggling to encourage innovation while still ensuring fairness and public safety. Supporters of the so-called sharing economy don't want regulations to squash popular new alternatives to the status quo. But some residents and existing businesses say the newcomers need to play by the rules. We look at cities' efforts to balance competing interests.


Not My Job: Comedian Carol Burnett Gets Quizzed On Cougars (The Cats, Of Course)

In the 1970s, families would sit down together every Saturday to watch The Carol Burnett Show. The first five seasons of the legendary variety show are now out on DVD.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.

This Week In Data Collection News, And The Privacy Paradox

As California tightened its digital privacy protections, news involving Google, Pandora and other firms highlighted the way companies increasingly rely on data about their users. How much do we care?

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