WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. It's a role that's changed repeatedly and drastically since these animals ran wild centuries ago, and it's come with a fundamental shift in how we view companion animals: from property to near-personhood. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

Yes, There's A Cat Named Kojo

Kojo The Cat

DC resident Jason Szanyi named his cat (above) after Kojo Nnamdi. He writes "Kojo (the cat) is just as much of a fan of the show and regularly hangs out in the kitchen with me when the show is on."


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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