: News

Filed Under:

WTU President George Parker Talks About Layoffs

Play associated audio
Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, more than half of whom are teachers, are expected to be laid off on November 2nd.
Washington Teachers Union
Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, more than half of whom are teachers, are expected to be laid off on November 2nd.

Almost 400 D.C. Public School employees, more than half of whom are teachers, are expected to be laid off on November 2nd. The Washington Teacher's Union has filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court, trying to stop that from happening. George Parker, President of the teacher's union, spoke with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza just before a union meeting about how the layoffs have affected teachers and students....

NPR

Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the Washington Post about Gay Talese's new book, The Voyeur's Hotel. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese's story.
NPR

Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
NPR

White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.
NPR

Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

Leave a Comment

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