“Kojo Nnamdi Show” to discuss bottled water

Today’s “Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU radio (88.5 FM) will discuss the issue of bottled water on college campuses. The segment, titled “Ban the Bottle,” begins at 12:06 p.m. E.D.T. If you head to the show’s website, also check out the audio archive of an earlier segment, from Aug. 15, 2007, titled “Bottled Water Controversies.”


Update (March 22, 2012): The discussion featured, as one of Nnamdi’s guests, Chris Hogan, vice president for communications at the International Bottled Water Association. Hogan made the rather astonishing statement that bottled water doesn’t compete with tap water, but merely other bottled beverages such as soda and fruit drinks. That’s one claim that’s hard to swallow, so to speak, in light of the many bottled-water ads over the years that have denigrated, either explicitly or by implication, the safety and taste of tap water. (Audio of the show, and a transcript, are posted on the Kojo Nnamdi Show website.)


–Wayne Savage