WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

D.C. Launches Mobile Resource For Sexual Violence Victims

Play associated audio

D.C. is launching a smart phone application to combat sexual violence on college campuses. 

The new "U ASK" mobile app and website quickly connects college students to immediate medical help and law enforcement, a link to 24-hour hotlines and community and college support groups. 

All eight D.C.-based universities have signed on, as well as the city's law enforcement agencies and D.C.'s office of victim services. The goal is to increase student reporting of sexual assault and dating violence. Fewer than 5 percent of college women who are victims report it to police, according to advocates.

Those same advocates hope by putting all of the resources in one easily, accessible place, it will be easier for victims to come forward and also get the right support. 

NPR

Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero.
WAMU 88.5

Is Virginia The Birthplace Of Southern Barbecue?

We speak with two food writers about tracing the roots of barbecue to local Powhatan Indian slow-cooking.

WAMU 88.5

Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

WAMU 88.5

Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

Leave a Comment

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