WAMU 88.5's Teacher Town Hall

About 100 elementary, middle and high school teachers join WAMU host Matt McCleskey in the studios of WHUT for a town hall discussion about our region’s drop-out crisis. Teachers shared their challenges and explored opportunities for change. This is part of “American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen,” a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Read a trascript of the town hall


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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?