WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

Filed Under:

Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays

Airline passengers are beginning to feel the effects of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. The FAA has ordered one-day furloughs every other week for all of its 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, beginning this week. On Monday, more than 1,200 flights were delayed as a result. The White House blames Republicans and botched budget negotiations. But Republicans accuse the administration of mismanagement and using flight delays for political advantage. Diane and her guests take a look at how the fight over budget cuts is affecting air travel.

NPR

Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
NPR

Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

NPR

U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.

Leave a Comment

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