WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Fast Food Wages and the Role of Franchises

A new effort to boost wages for fast food workers is playing out before the National Labor Relations Board in a case pitting workers against McDonald's and its franchisees. At issue is whether the McDonald's corporation should be accountable for the labor policies at its franchise restaurants. The cases raises questions about who is an employee and who is the employer in a changing economy. We examine what's at stake for all parties and look at how the case is likely to unfold.

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'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Ralph Nader: The Future Of The Progressive Movement In The D.C. Region

Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.

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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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