: News

Stewart/Colbert Rally More Than Laughs For Local Students

Play associated audio

Thousands are expected to fill the National Mall Saturday for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear." The Comedy Central Hosts Plan to use a day of laughs and entertainment to bring reason into a politically polarized election season. College students in the D.C. area may have the shortest trip to make Saturday, but as Julia Edwards reports, they are no less eager to voice moderate opinions. This report is part of a collaboration between WAMU 88.5 News and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.


Not My Job: Comedian Carol Burnett Gets Quizzed On Cougars (The Cats, Of Course)

In the 1970s, families would sit down together every Saturday to watch The Carol Burnett Show. The first five seasons of the legendary variety show are now out on DVD.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.

This Week In Data Collection News, And The Privacy Paradox

As California tightened its digital privacy protections, news involving Google, Pandora and other firms highlighted the way companies increasingly rely on data about their users. How much do we care?

Leave a Comment

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