From A to B: Diplomatic Driving | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

From A to B: Diplomatic Driving

Play associated audio
Ben Kangwa, a Zambian diplomat, drives around in a State Department-licensed Toyota.
David Schultz
Ben Kangwa, a Zambian diplomat, drives around in a State Department-licensed Toyota.

We've all seen them: cars driving around town not with D.C.'s iconic "Taxation Without Representation" license plate, but with one that reads "Diplomat." Thanks to an international policy known as "diplomatic immunity," they don't have to follow any of the city's traffic laws -- at least not in theory. WAMU transportation reporter David Schultz gives us the lowdown.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals from The Platinum Collection]

NPR

A Puzzle With Ch-Ch-Changes

Every answer is a word starting with "ch," and your clue will be an anagram of the word.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Will Become Of Obama's Request For Immigration Relief Funds?

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the chances of a political agreement over how to handle the migration of thousands of Central American children.
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.