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WAMU 88.5 Young Informed Professionals

Our Mission

WAMU 88.5 Young Informed Professionals connects and engages young professional public radio listeners with events that extend WAMU's programming beyond the broadcast.

Our Vision

To provide area young professionals with an environment to meet like-minded individuals through a series of social, cultural and educational events.

WAMU 88.5 Young Informed Professionals enjoy the following:

  • Invitations and free or discounted admission to all WAMU 88.5 Young Informed Professional events
  • WAMU YIP stylized membership pin
  • Exclusive invitation to WAMU 88.5 events (theatrical performances, community events and more)
  • Advance notices of events and special offers
  • Networking with leaders of WAMU 88.5
  • Networking with other young professionals in Metro D.C.

For more information on WAMU Young Informed Professionals, follow us @WAMU_YIP or email us yip@wamu.org.

Upcoming Events
  • August 20th, 2015: 2nd Annual Slightly Unprofessional Comedy Show
  • Fall 2015: Garrett Peck - Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.



No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.