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Best Wamu 88 5 podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Wamu 88 5 podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.
Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.
Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Each week, WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.
Explosions and smoke-filled tunnels. Frustrated riders and epic commutes. This is the new normal on Washington’s Metro. Metropocalypse, a weekly podcast from WAMU 88.5, explores the unprecedented plan to rebuild tracks and re-engineer culture on the nation’s second largest transit system. Send questions & ideas to metro@wamu.org.
Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground is a documentary series dedicated to uncovering stories you won’t hear anywhere else, with a special focus on children, education and poverty.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show's Tech Tuesday explores of how technology is changing our lives. As of 2016, Tech Tuesday is no longer produced. For an archive of shows dating back to 1999, visit http://thekojonnamdishow.org/topic/tech-tuesday.
The Diane Rehm Show's Friday News Roundup was an informed discussion of the week's top domestic and international news. This podcast serves as an archive and is no longer updated. For a more complete archive, visit drshow.org.
Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways is an audio journey into the rich, eclectic, and sometimes eccentric Smithsonian Folkways archive. Host Sam Litzinger and archivist Jeff Place comb the stacks for music and stories about this historic record label for monthly broadcasts that feature newly digitized audio, including rare outtakes, interviews, and never-before-heard recordings. Programs cover American folk icons, emerging artists who are continuing and transforming musical traditions ar ...
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Man's best friend doesn't begin to cover what therapeutic service dogs can provide for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
From flipping off the President to flipping control of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
A career retrospective with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds dives into the affordable housing debate.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
A career retrospective with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds dives into the affordable housing debate.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
With the impeachment inquiry set to enter a public phase, a look at the Democrats’ strategy and Congressman Adam Schiff, who has become the face of the investigation.By Diane Rehm
Time flies and, soon, a panda will too. Bei Bei, the four-year-old giant panda cub phenom, is leaving D.C. for China.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Five years in, is D.C.'s police body camera program working?By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
For the first time in 26 years, Democrats have gained control of the General Assembly and the governorship. So, what does this mean for the future of politics in Northern Virginia?By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
The highly anticipated Virginia elections are upon us. Join Kojo and Tom Sherwood from 9-10 pm as they wade through the results live.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Is there equal opportunity in the local medical marijuana industry?By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
A new report underscores D.C.'s reliance on incarceration and offers solutions to address public safety.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem reflects on more than five decades of fighting for women’s rights and why today she feels both angry and hopeful.By Diane Rehm
The story of how these ships ended up in the Potomac is a tale of environmental destruction — and rebirth.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Charles Allen sits down with Marc Fisher and Tom to talk about public safety, hate crimes, and D.C. statehood. Plus, Clarence Lam weighs in on school redistricting in Howard County.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
A divided House votes to formalize the impeachment inquiry, marking a shift to a more public phase of the investigation.By Diane Rehm
In her new book, New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins goes back centuries to find out how and why our views of older women have changed.By Diane Rehm
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins us to talk about the city's plan to ramp up housing, the latest with the Arts Commission and the city's big sports wins.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
What revelations in the impeachment inquiry say about the state of U.S. diplomacy – and why one veteran diplomat sees echoes of the McCarthy era.By Diane Rehm
Steve Descano, the Democratic nominee for Fairfax County's Commonwealth's Attorney, on the upcoming election; Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass (D-At Large) on his bill that would tax "teardown" homes.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Key witnesses defy White House orders and provide closed-door testimony to Congress.By Diane Rehm
An oncologist on the human cost to treating cancer and why she believes we need to re-think how to fight the disease.By Diane Rehm
How dynamics have shifted for the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders ahead of Tuesday's debate.By Diane Rehm
NPR's Aarti Shahani tells the story of her family's migration to the U.S. She ended up at Harvard, while her father nearly got deported.By Diane Rehm
Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Jack Wilson looks ahead to the November 5 elections. Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz discusses vaping, the CROWN Act and more.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Political scientist Rachel Bitecofer previews the upcoming Virginia elections, and D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman talks about a proposed amendment to the First Source law and the latest with D.C. Council.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
A live update from the D.C. Climate Strike. Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker on the latest MoCo bills. Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly on the D.C. statehood hearings.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on construction companies' labor violations, school residency fraud and more. Plus, Bo Shuff from D.C. Vote on grassroot efforts for D.C. statehood.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) on the opioid crisis and issues in Maryland; D.C. Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. on what to expect when Council is back in session.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show
The Friday News Roundup: President-elect Trump continues to add to his top-level staff. Obamacare sign-ups are strong despite the law's uncertain future. And North Carolina fails to repeal a controversial bathroom bill.
Metro is taking disciplinary action against half its track inspection department. Late-night trains will not return until July 2019 at the earliest. Will the new year usher in a season of festivity and goodwill to all riders?By Martin Di Caro
Evacuations from eastern Aleppo stall amid new violence. President Obama vows action against Russia over hacking. And President-elect Trump calls into question America's One China policy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
WAMU's Martin DiCaro commutes with Metro's GM; we talk with a transportation expert about the impact of the rail system's impending hour cutbacks.By Martin Di Caro
Syrian rebels seek evacuation from the besieged city of Aleppo. President-elect Trump chooses an Iowa governor with good relations with Beijing as ambassador to China. And Italy's prime minister resigns after a referendum defeat. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.…
President-elect Trump picks an ally of the fossil fuel industry to head the E.P.A. The son of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns over fake news tweets. And life expectancy declines in the U.S. for the first time in decades. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss the top domestic news stories of the week.…
On this week's podcast, we talk Metro's steps toward reducing service hours, a Silver Line throwdown and Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld's first year on the job.By Martin Di Caro
President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.…
President-elect Donald Trump starts a victory tour with a stop in Cincinnati. Nancy Pelosi is re-elected House minority leader. And North Carolina prosecutors say the police officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott will not face charges.
Red Line commuters can be thankful that the 10th SafeTrack surge is winding down. But the month-long rehab project, which shut down service along Fort Totten and NoMa/Gallaudet, highlighted how disruptions in a small corner of the system can have dramatic impacts on daily commutes.By Martin Di Caro
Barack Obama addresses a divided Europe on his last overseas trip as president. Airstrikes in Syria kill more than 80 people this week. And Japan's prime minister meets with President-elect Trump. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Donald Trump's transition gets off to a rocky start. Hillary Clinton makes her first address since conceding the election. And Obamacare enrollment surges, as Republicans vow to repeal the law. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
The president-elect's promise to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure improvements is emerging as one of the least divisive aspects of his agenda, at least at this early stage. Will the Republican-controlled Congress go along with it? And would any of the money help WMATA?By Martin Di Caro
The world reacts to the election victory of Donald Trump. Foreign leaders express concern about alliances and trade deals. And a Chinese official is named the new head of Interpol. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The Friday News Roundup: Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton in one of the biggest political upsets in American history. Republicans keep control of the House and Senate. And Democrats try to understand the populist wave that led to their defeat.
Buckle your seatbelts, because where we’re going, there are no roads (or single-tracking). We consider two potential scenarios for Metro in the years ahead.By Martin Di Caro
Britain's High Court throws a wrench into the government's Brexit plans. The leader of ISIS urges followers to fight to the death in Mosul. And Syrian rebels reject Russia's call for fighters and civilians to leave Aleppo. A panel of journalists joins Diane at the Newseum for analysis of the week's top international news stories.…
Polls show the presidential race tightening in the final days of the campaign. President Obama criticizes the FBI's handling of a new investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. And the Chicago Cubs win the World Series for the first time since 1908. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.…
Want to hear something really scary? Metro’s 10th SafeTrack surge is hitting its most heavily trafficked artery, shutting down two stations on the Red Line between Fort Totten and NoMa/Gallaudet. We take a horrific bus bridge on the first weekday of the surge — and we explore the hidden force behind Metro: electricity.…
Officials in Iraq fear ISIS is carrying out mass executions near Mosul. French officials tear down a migrant camp in Calais known as The Jungle. And thousands of anti-government protestors take to the streets in Venezuela. A panel of journalists joins guest host Amy Walter for analysis of the week's top international news stories.…
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