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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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'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
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Testimony: Maureen McDonnell Was Prone To Angry Outbursts

In the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a former staffer says the ex-first lady became increasingly volatile as she prepared for public appearances.
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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth

David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it's hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.