Analysis: Prince George's Schools, U.S. House Tackles Redskins, And Washington Post Changes | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Analysis: Prince George's Schools, U.S. House Tackles Redskins, And Washington Post Changes

Play associated audio

The Prince George's County executive is looking to take over the county schools, the U.S. House gets into the debate over the Washington Redskins name, and the Washington Post announced plans to start charging for online content. Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney spoke with Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about those stories around the D.C. area.

NPR

Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers

Why do so many animated movies star motherless kids? Sarah Boxer, a graphic novelist, cartoon-lover and mother, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the phenomenon and the message it sends to children.
NPR

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, an imported shrub from Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
WAMU 88.5

Gray Makes Pitch For D.C. Streetcar Ahead Of Budget Vote Monday

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the District's spending plan last week and is now making his pitch for compromise on the budget ahead of D.C. Council's override vote on Monday.

NPR

Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

Leave a Comment

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