WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

The U.S. government is in the process of reshaping how it provides development assistance to countries around the world. At the center of that effort is Rajiv Shah, who, among other things, has managed the White House's initiative to reform food aid programs in developing countries. Shah joins Kojo to examine the results of the Obama administration's foreign aid strategies, particularly as they pertain to food aid reform.

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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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