President Obama Visits Burma/Myanmar | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Filed Under:

President Obama Visits Burma/Myanmar

Two years ago, Myanmar was under strict U.S. sanctions for its harsh treatment of dissidents and democracy advocates. Today, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Burma. The trip has been widely interpreted as recognition of rapid political changes taking place in the country. But many human rights groups say the trip is premature. We explore the issues at play in evolving U.S.-Myanmar relations.

NPR

Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She is the author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
WAMU 88.5

This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch (Rebroadcast)

We'll celebrate Thanksgiving by revisiting our annual show about food, glorious food.
NPR

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.
NPR

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

Leave a Comment

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