WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Mayor Gray, Council Chair Brown Appear Before Congress

Play associated audio

This is no ordinary hearing between city officials and federal lawmakers. It comes at a time when relations between the two are particularly strained. Gray and other city officials for the past month or two have led a series of demonstrations on the Hill. Meanwhile Republicans, since taking back the House of Representatives, there has been a renewed focused on local District affairs in a successful push to strip back D.C. autonomy.

Finally, the scandals in City Hall, the questionable hiring practices, the Sulaimon Brown saga, the luxury SUVs – these haven’t helped the District's cause to promote itself as fiscally responsible. But city leaders say the District has year after year passed a balanced budget, something their counterparts on the Hill have had trouble doing recently.

NPR

Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15'

Range 15 is a new zombie movie made by war veterans for veterans. It's a dark comedy with a cast that includes a Navy Cross recipient, amputees and William Shatner.
NPR

Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
NPR

Family of Kate Steinle Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The suit alleges San Francisco's "sanctuary city" immigration policies led to Steinle's death, allegedly at the hands of a man in the U.S. illegally. It also blames two federal agencies.
NPR

North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.

Leave a Comment

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