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.


In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.
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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.
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Maryland Activists Call For Policing Reforms

Monday night, a group of activists plan to ask lawmakers to sign on to a list of priorities they say are key to improving police accountability when there's misconduct.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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