WAMU 88.5 : Support

Foundation Support
Information about Foundation and Government support

WAMU 88.5 FM gratefully acknowledges the contributions from private, family, corporate and community foundations including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. These valuable partnerships help make possible our high quality programming and community involvement.

Foundation and government support often provides the seed money for new projects and helps sustain ongoing operations. Approximately 10% of WAMU's annual budget comes from foundation and government grants.

To learn more about the ways your foundation can support WAMU, please contact Susan Thomas at 202-885-3819 or at sthomas@wamu.org.

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Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.