Food

Supermarket Showdown: Food Shopping in Washington

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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Kojo discusses how regional and global forces impact what consumers see on supermarket shelves...

The High Cost of Cheap Shrimp: Human Trafficking in Thai Fisheries

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.
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New reports show that migrant workers are being bought and sold as slave labor to work on Thai fishing boats. Kojo explores murky supply chains, human trafficking, and the human and ethical cost of cheap seafood.

"The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street:" A Novel

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Lillian Dunkle arrives in America in 1913, a penniless child immigrant who goes on to build an empire of ice cream. In the book, "The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street," Lillian takes readers from Prohibition to the gourmet ice cream shops that upend the industry. Author Susan Jane Gilman joins us in studio to talk about her novel.

World Cup 2014: A Local Guide

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. And bars and restaurants around Washington are catering to fans to specific expats, immigrant communities and local fan groups. We find out the best place to watch (almost) all 32 teams competing this summer.

The Science of Hunger

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Kojo explores the latest research on the science of hunger.

Proof: The Science of Booze

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the finicky world of booze making and the science behind our favorite cocktails.

Gardening and Climate Change

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

Fast Food's Breakfast Wars

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.
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As fast food companies see their lunch and dinner sales stagnate, the industry’s leaders are turning their focus to the early morning hours. We discuss what’s behind the “breakfast wars” and explore how fast food trends correspond to American lifestyles.

The Politics of School Meal Standards

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

First Lady Michelle Obama engaged Congress this week in a debate over nationwide standards for school lunches.We explore the issues in play and why the the first lady felt compelled to make a rare foray into a direct political debate.

Farming Fish on Land and at Sea

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.
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We consider innovations in aquaculture and the advantages of focusing on faster maturing species in over-fished regions.

USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, joins Kojo in the studio.

"Craft Beer Revolution"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.
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Steve Hindy, one of the founders of Brooklyn Brewery, joins Kojo along with Dave Coleman, founder of 3 Stars Brewery in Washington, D.C., to explore what paved the way for the evolution of American beer - and where it's likely to go next.

Mesclun to Microgreens: A Salad Plate Revolution

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Kojo explores the changing, trendy world of leafy greens, and finds out how new, nutrient-packed varieties of greens are changing both our plates and our palates.

Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

General Mills found itself in a media storm when it changed its legal policy, waiving the customer's right to sue if they have "liked" the company on Facebook or bought the product. We look at what consumers need to know.

"A Farm Dies Once a Year"

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Arlo Crawford grew up on New Morning Farm in Pennsylvania, which has been selling organic vegetables at in the District since the 1970s. The year he was 31, Crawford took a break from his job and returned to the farm for a growing season...

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