A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross off items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do list and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'
Kojo and University of Houston historian Gerald Horne revisit the years leading up to the American Revolution to find out how slavery in North America and the British colonies influenced—and even motivated—the revolt.
In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...
This year's festival has an Afro-Latino flavor, with six films from Latin American directors, including a contemporary take on "Romeo and Juliet" set in Puerto Rico's largest slum. The festival also features a contemporary comedy about the...
The musical history of the Washington area goes deeper than Duke Ellington and Chuck Brown. But much of the music recorded here in the 20th century, from early rock and roll to bluegrass to jazz, was forgotten about long ago. Kojo chats with Jay Bruder, the host of "The Hometown Special" on WAMU's Bluegrass Country, about the recorded musical history of the nation's capital.
Pumpkin, Apple, Mincemeat. Pie has no 'official' season, but fall is prime time for pies. With holidays approaching we'll talk fillings, technique and keys to the perfect home-made crust with expert bakers.
More than a billion people worldwide have inadequate access to food. And a new report indicates a disturbing uptick in hunger within the U.S. We explore the challenge of combating hunger from a local and global perspective.