WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

In 2008, Maryland voters legalized slot machine gambling and channeled some of the proceeds to revive Maryland's storied but sagging horse racing industry. As a result, tens of millions of dollars a year now flow into racing purses and other incentives to breed and race horses in the state. But some still question whether state money should be spent on horse racing. As Triple Crown contender California Chrome-- who has Maryland roots--prepares for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Kojo examines the economics of Maryland horse racing.

NPR

'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
NPR

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
NPR

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.
NPR

Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.