WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

A Truce On Drugs?

Last month residents of two states -- Washington and Colorado -- voted to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The new laws put the states at odds with the federal government and raise questions about whether, or how, the Obama administration will react. The new approach is also bringing conversations about the broader "war on drugs" back to the fore. We consider American's changing attitudes towards illegal substances, and how the new state laws are affecting the country at home and abroad.

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The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

"Good people with the best of intentions ... can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, Unfair, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.
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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.
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A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

Hacking Team's spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

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