WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Ending on a High Note: NSO Players Look Back

This summer the National Symphony Orchestra says goodbye to seven members, who collectively made 251 years of music with the group. From sleepless concert tours to tempestuous conductors and repertoire that sometimes took them out of their comfort zones, the NSO players rode the highs – and the lows – of life in the "nation's orchestra." Kojo sits down with three retiring NSO players to talk about music, memories and moving on.

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Mstislav Rostropovich conducts Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony #5 at the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory.


'If They Have It, It's Undeniable': Lorne Michaels On Casting 'SNL'

The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show's perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.

Chef Paul Prudhomme Will Live On Through His Restaurants, Spices And Books

Chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75. He revolutionized Cajun and Creole cuisine and popularized it throughout the world, creating a craze for "blackened" everything.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

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