WAMU 88.5 : Community

Community

WAMU 88.5 wants to be where you are, whenever you need news and information about the world and your community. We also want to provide space to talk about the day's events with other news junkies in the most news-saturated city in America. Join us and other public radio fans on-air, online, and on your mobile device.

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Twitter

WAMU 88.5 is on Twitter! Stay up-to-the-minute by following the feeds for WAMU 88.5, The Diane Rehm Show, and The Kojo Nnamdi Show – and pose questions (of 140 characters or less, naturally) for both talk shows. You can also follow our newsroom and send news tips and story ideas to @wamu885news.

Find Us On Facebook

Facebook

Find WAMU 88.5 on Facebook for program updates, podcasts, and a place to share what you think about the station and our shows. You can also find The Diane Rehm Show and The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Facebook, too.

YouTube

YouTube

Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with WAMU 88.5's on-air staff.

Community Minute

Learn more about organizations working to make a difference in our offline, bricks-and-mortar community.

Calendar

Check in on WAMU 88.5-sponsored events and special programs we air.

Community Council

Learn more about our citizen advisory board and its activities.

Support WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5 is member-supported public radio. Find out more about supporting the shows that are important to you.

Volunteer

Become a volunteer and make a donation of your time!

Tour WAMU 88.5

The WAMU 88.5 tour provides visitors with a fun and educational behind-the-scenes look at how a public radio station operates. The tour will include a visit to the WAMU 88.5 and WAMU’s Bluegrass Country’s radio production studios, performance spaces, and work areas.

Board of Trustees Public Meeting

American University's Board of Trustees subcommittee on WAMU 88.5 will hold a meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. the meeting will take place in the Abramson Family Recital Hall of at the Katzen Arts Center, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. This meeting of the subcommittee is open to the public. Questions can be directed to aubot@american.edu

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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.
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Shaking Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx replaced three Metro board members with safety experts, while a Maryland Congressman introduced legislation which would require the next three federally appointed Metro board members have relevant expertise.

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The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.