WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Two D.C. universities plan to get half their energy next year from solar power. Supporters hope the precedent-setting deal with a North Carolina energy firm will encourage more colleges, businesses and governments to move away from fossil fuels. But questions persist about whether solar power is too expensive and inefficient. Kojo explores solar adoption at American and George Washington universities and what it means for D.C. and the future.


Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.

Barbershop: Speechwriters Speak On The RNC And DNC

Republican speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, Democratic speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum and historian from the University of Virginia Barbara Perry dissect the last two weeks of speeches at the RNC and DNC.

Cybersecurity: Who's Vulnerable To Attack?

Chief security strategist at FireEye Inc. Richard Bejtlich discusses the prevalence of cyberattacks and who is most vulnerable.

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