WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Federal Workers Getting Used To Near-Shutdowns

Play associated audio

With federal government shutdowns now becoming almost run-of-the-mill, the news that Congress reached a deal to avoid this weekend's pending shutdown provided some minor relief, if any, for federal government workers and contractors. Tom Shoop, editor-and-chief of Government Executive Magazine, talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about the ongoing toll of these repeated close calls on government employee morale, retention, and productivity. 

NPR

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.
NPR

Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
NPR

Do Fact Checks Matter?

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.
NPR

WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

Leave a Comment

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