WAMU 88.5 : About

Filed Under:

WAMU 88.5 News reporter wins top prize for in-depth reporting on childhood obesity

WAMU 88.5 today announced that education reporter Kavitha Cardoza has won first place in the Series category in the National Awards for Education Reporting, presented by the Education Writers Association (EWA).

Cardoza received the award for her five-part series titled “The Heavy Burden of Childhood Obesity,” which originally aired in April 2011. The series explored the growing trend of childhood obesity through the stories of area families, researchers, educators, and physicians working to address the health crisis. Cardoza reported the series with producer Ginger Moored and news editor Rebecca Blatt.

The Education Writers Association presents the awards in recognition of excellence in education beat reporting in print, radio, television, and online media. The award will be presented at the organization’s national banquet in Philadelphia, Pa., in May.

Audio of “The Heavy Burden of Childhood Obesity” is available online.

NPR

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.