WAMU 88.5 : Community

About WAMU 88.5's Community Minute

WAMU 88.5's Community Minute is a community service designed to help the station better engage with our listeners and the local organizations that help improve the quality of their lives.

The daily broadcast provides information about community organizations working to improve lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. During each month, we will feature two organizations in the Washington area. Online, we'll give more information about the groups we mention on-air. Check back often to find out about the organizations working hard to help our community.

Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute is provided by the Meyer Foundation.


Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.
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Behind America's Seasonal Crush On Pumpkin

This year, a national shortage of the orange squash threatens to derail America's favorite seasonal obsession.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Race, Justice And Finding A Voice In Local D.C.

Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates' thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore.


Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.