WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Kids & YA Summer Reading

School's out for summer, but reading -- both assigned and for pleasure -- continues for kids of all ages. We consider the latest titles creating a buzz, from colorful picture books that appeal to toddlers to novels in verse that can draw in even the most reluctant teen readers.

Reading List

See Heidi Powell and Kwame Alexander's picks for best summer books for kids and teens.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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