Tech Tuesday

Technology is defined as the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life. A broad definition, yes but one that underscores today's reality. No arena of life has escaped the impact of technology's revolution. Education. Health. Politics. Spirituality. Entertainment. Science. The list goes on. More...

Recent Shows

A Masterwork On Your Screen: Museums Digitize Collections

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As more museums digitize their collections, we'll explore how technology is bringing the public closer to art and if that changes how we experience it.

Tech Tuesday: New Findings On Distracted Driving

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new study says even voice-activated texting and hands-free phone calls are distracting when you're behind the wheel. Tech Tuesday examines distracted driving, and apps and guidelines to minimize it.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

If the government is going through Verizon phone records and tapping Internet servers at Google and Facebook, what does that mean for you? The Computer Guys and Gal discuss privacy, social media and the future of gaming.

Tech Tuesday: Health Datapalooza

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the fourth annual gathering of techies, open data believers and health policy wonks. Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Datapalooza in D.C. and explores new ways to harness government data to improve our health.

Travel Technology

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

From booking flights and hotels to checking email at 30,000 feet to Google mapping tourist destinations, technology is changing the way we travel.

Free Speech And The Internet

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at how private tech companies are sparking global debates about free speech.

Unplugged: Overcoming Our Digital Obsession

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech writer Paul Miller went offline for a year to see if it would make him a better person. We hear what it was like, and how you can take meaningful but less drastic steps to unplug.

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Your Facebook friends may be bots and your Twitter followers could be fake. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to help you figure out what's real and what's not in the world of technology.

Competition For Athletic Fields And Facilities

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

With growing numbers of children and adults joining sports leagues, the competition for a place to play is fierce. Kojo explores local efforts to share limited field space among leagues, schools and the public.

Digital Public Library Of America Launches

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

How the newly-launched online library builds off the work of public libraries, museums and archives and creates exciting new possibilities for researchers, programmers and curious minds.

Electronic And Biometric ID

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The new immigration reform bill raises questions about personal identification. Tech Tuesday looks at how other countries are using smart chips and fingerprint scans for ID and how they might work here.

'Fiber Cities' And Broadband Communities

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

Kojo looks at the landscape of community broadband and the implications of high-profile projects like Google Fiber.

Personal Cybersecurity

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Are your passwords hack-proof? Is your computer free of malware? Tech Tuesday explores personal cybersecurity and the dangers that lurk online.

Technology In The Car

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday examines how technology in cars is changing the way we drive.

From :) To GIFs: Expressing Ourselves With Images Online

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores the history, function and future of GIFs and emoticons as a means of communication and their place in the tech lexicon.

About

Too often, mainstream media accepts a new technology, touts its benefits and moves on. Every Tuesday, The Kojo Nnamdi Show reverses this trend -- putting technology in context and assessing its relevance in your life.

We understand that technological accomplishments don't occur in a vacuum. Technology shapes society, and all the while, society is shaping technology. A typical Tech Tuesday always includes the political or social implications of any new innovation, and explores the unexpected ways in which change creeps (or steam rolls) into our lives.

Anchoring Tech Tuesday, on the first Tuesday of every month, are The Computer Guys. A staple on WAMU since 1990, PC expert John Gilroy joins former Mac-Genius Bill Harlow and IT Professor Allison Druin for a thorough yet humorous romp through today's tech world, keeping listeners abreast of the latest developments, and providing solutions to computer problems we all face.

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