WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

From A to B: WAMU Lobbying Investigation

Play associated audio
Emeka Moneme, shown here in 2008 while serving as director of D.C.'s Department of Transportation.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/waba/2511198017
Emeka Moneme, shown here in 2008 while serving as director of D.C.'s Department of Transportation.

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of a Metro executive-turned-lobbyist who may have violated ethics rules. Now, new documents obtained by WAMU through public records requests show this lobbyist went further than originally thought in trying to set up a meeting with Metro staffers. David Schultz gets us up to date on the latest.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "I Got the Message by Men Without Hats from Greatest Hats]

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

This Afternoon, Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is expected to detail 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.