Former D.C. Mayor Barred From Giving Obama Voting Rights Letter | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Former D.C. Mayor Barred From Giving Obama Voting Rights Letter

Play associated audio

Pratt was foiled in her efforts to deliver a letter to the White House, expressing her support for D.C. voting rights in Congress. Pratt and Mary Washington, the widow of D.C.'s first elected mayor, were barred by the U.S. Secret Service from delivering the letter Thursday. An officer told them the White House does not accept outside deliveries.

The letter asks President Obama to display the District's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate on his official vehicle, as former President Bill Clinton did. Pratt says she'll get the letter to the president, even if she has to have a pigeon deliver it to him.

NPR

Buzz Bissinger: With Caitlyn Jenner, 'You Feel A Connection'

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Buzz Bissinger about his profile of Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair and her gender transition. She is formerly known as Bruce, an Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon.
NPR

Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna

A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?
NPR

House Panel Questions Air Bag Manufacturer About Chemical Explosive It Uses

Lawmakers wanted to know more about the recall of some 34 million vehicles that have potentially defective air bags made by the Takata Corporation. Congress wants to know what caused the problem.
NPR

A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

In Nairobi, people don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. A new app assigns drivers a trust score based on social ties.

Leave a Comment

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