WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Clark Family and The Corcoran Museum

During America's Gilded Age, former Montana Sen. W.A. Clark made a fortune in copper mining and railroads -- and collected art. When he died in 1925, he donated hundreds of works to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His reclusive youngest daughter, Huguette, was also a major benefactor of the museum, paying for a major expansion and donating millions more over the years. We consider the family's patronage and influence at the Corcoran, which is becoming part of George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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