WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Imagine hiking in a national park, hearing a whirring noise and looking up to see a mini drone overhead, filming the scenery. The growing popularity of small consumer drones -- often with cameras attached -- is raising new questions about the intersection of appealing new technology, privacy and safety. The National Park Services, for one, has banned personal drones until it can develop rules that respect both humans and wildlife. Tech Tuesday examines the technology behind this new generation of remote-controlled aerial vehicles and explores the debate over legal and social norms for using them.

Watch: The Future Of Personal Drones

Chris Anderson, the CEO of 3D Robotics, talks about "The next decade of American Airspace:" Domestic Drones.

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'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.
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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

Among the thousands Hillary Clinton's emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.
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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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