WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The White House's African Leaders Summit

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. The slate of events - official and unofficial - aims to strengthen ties between the administration and a host of nations. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

Summit Road Closures

Those who live or work near downtown Washington, D.C. will encounter several road closures and metro changes as the week's events continue.

A map from the Secret Service shows daily road closures through Aug. 6.


The Metropolitan Police Department has posted a full list of closures here.

For live updates, MPD recommends following these agencies on Twitter:

DC Department of Transportation: @ddotdc
Office of the DC Mayor: @MayorVinceGray
US Park Police: @usparkpolicepio
US Secret Service: @SecretService
US Department of Homeland Security: @DHSgov
National Terrorism Advisory System: @NTASAlerts
WMATA: @wmata

And if you don't already follow WAMU's own traffic reporter @JerryEdwards885, this might be a good week to start.


'Better Call Saul' And 'The Great American Dream Machine' Shine As DVD Box Sets

TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.

Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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