Technology

Smart Phones, Hybrid Cars, and the Global Competition for "Rare Earth Elements"

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Ninety percent of "rare earth elements" comes from China. We explore the science and politics of "critical materials" in advanced manufacturing...

The Art of Video Games

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In the space of forty years, video games have evolved from primitive, pixelated worlds to immersive, three dimensional environments.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad: Making History Accessible and Relevant

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad leads a world-renowned research facility on black history in America. He discusses the challenge of bringing that history to a younger generation...

Meat, Minus Animals

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

A Dutch scientist hopes to serve up a burger made with lab- grown beef later this year. We talk about the science behind, and potential uses of, "in vitro" meat.

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys & Gal are back, and they've got spring fever over the latest iPad, Google's new privacy policy, and the latest robot technology.

The Interest in Pinterest

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Are you on Pinterest? The website, which allows users to save and share images on virtual bulletin boards, is growing by leaps and bounds.

Your Smartphone Has Been Stolen. Now What?

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 1:44 p.m.

Police forces around the country are reporting a spike in smartphone thefts. We explore what you can do to protect your personal data...

Exposing the Darknet

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Peak around the shadowy corners of the Internet -- where users are anonymous and information cannot be tracked. We find out how the underground Internet works, and how it serves goals both legitimate and illicit...

Our Love/Hate Relationship with Email

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The latest trend in business technology? Cutting down--or even eliminating--your email inbox in the name of efficiency.

The Future of Investigative Journalism

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

It's expensive. It's time-consuming. And it doesn't always benefit a news organization's bottom line. But good investigative reporting changes lives and changes history: think Watergate or the Penn State scandal...

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys & Gal are back to explore the limits of love and obsession in the tech world...

New Frontiers in Political Polling: Social Media and "Sentiment Analysis"

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Political campaigns are using sophisticated computer programs to analyze social media. What your rants, raves, and links you shared on Facebook and Twitter tell them about you...

Cultural Deja Vu with Kurt Andersen

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 fame joins Kojo to talk about the stagnant state of popular culture.

It's Unanimous: Police Need Warrants for GPS Tracking

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police need a warrant to hide a GPS device on a suspect's car. Kojo explores the implications for law enforcement and privacy rights.

Internet Folklore

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explore "newslore," contemporary folklore on the Internet...

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