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Become A Volunteer

Volunteering not only benefits us here at WAMU, but you also have the opportunity to see how public radio works first hand and use your existing skills and develop new ones. Become a volunteer and make a donation of your time!

Membership Campaign Volunteer Program

Our most exciting and most popular opportunity, WAMU membership campaigns bring you together with our producers, hosts, engineers and support staff as well as other fans of public radio in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Find out more.

Volunteer Recognition

The volunteer of the year award and special projects award are given to a WAMU 88.5 volunteer each year for their exceptional service and for their commitment of time to the organization.

John Antonelli: Hooked on Membership Campaigns and Civic Activism

For Phone Room Manager John Antonelli, there is no other event more engaging or more fun than a WAMU 88.5 membership campaign.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.