17-Year-Old Hopes Voters Elect Him To Rockville City Council | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

17-Year-Old Hopes Voters Elect Him To Rockville City Council

Play associated audio
In Rockville, 11 people are running for four spots on the city council, including 17-year-old Waleed Ovase, pictured in center.
Matt Bush
In Rockville, 11 people are running for four spots on the city council, including 17-year-old Waleed Ovase, pictured in center.

Election Day is less than two weeks off and locally, nearly all of the attention has been on the governor's race in Virginia. But across the river in Maryland's Montgomery County, cities such as Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Takoma Park that have their own governments will be electing mayors and city council members.

In Rockville, 11 people are running for four spots on the city council. Matt Bush met with Waleed Ovase, a candidate who has to face a question the others don't.

Matt Bush reports...

NPR

From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.
NPR

If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

The Potato Chip Lady or, Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.
NPR

Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
NPR

Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

Leave a Comment

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