Business

Amazon and the Pricing War Over E-Books

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A heated dispute between Amazon and the publisher Hachette over the price of e-books has raged the past several months. Now some 900 authors, including bestsellers Stephen King and John Grisham, are weighing in with a letter to Amazon...

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Amazon opens a 3D printing store, experts warn that USB devices can be an entry point for malware and Apple tests a new operating system. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

The White House's African Leaders Summit

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

Howard Ross on Defining Diversity in Media and Beyond

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

We talk with Howard Ross about what diversity means and how to engage in meaningful conversations about achieving it.

Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

Facebook's Psychology Experiment: Ethics and Emotion

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Facebook sparked an outcry when it published a study revealing that it manipulated user's emotions without telling them. We explore research ethics and the growing interest in emotional contagions.

Investing in Women

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore the growing trend toward aligning financial goals with social values, including investing in companies with women in senior leadership.

Job Hunting in the Digital Age

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Online social networks are becoming ever more important in the job hunt, but both opportunities and pitfall abound. We explore the evolving nature of job seeking in the digital age.

Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Planners call it "adaptive reuse" -- renovating old buildings to bring them back to life. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how such transformation is revitalizing D.C.

Patient Choice and Privacy in the Digital Age

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The recent release of a massive trove of Medicare data is already being hailed by journalists and researchers. Along with several other transparency initiatives, the information could help patients better navigate their health care options.

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Rules for Uber and Airbnb

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As upstarts like Uber and Airbnb challenge stalwarts in the taxi and hotel industries, cities are struggling to encourage innovation while still ensuring fairness and public safety.

Science Philanthropy

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In a trend that some fear is leading to a "privatization of science," wealthy philanthropists are pouring millions into everything from genetic research to space exploration. At the same time, government funding is declining. We explore the issue.

Europe vs. Google: "The Right to be Forgotten"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The European Court of Justice ruled this week that Google must remove certain links in search results if people ask to have them taken down. The case involves the so-called right to be forgotten and a Spanish man upset that searches of his...

Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. We explore what the larger ships, twice the size of those that can currently pass, mean for our region's ports.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.