WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio | The Mind Is Our Medium

RSS Feed
NPR

Egyptian Court Dismisses Breach Of Trust Lawsuit Against ElBaradei

Mohammed ElBaradei, the former head of the UN nuclear agency, had been accused of betraying the national trust of Egypt. He resigned as Egypt's interim vice president this summer, after a crackdown on backers of Mohammed Morsi.
NPR

Iran Hangs 16 Prisoners In Reported Retaliation For Border Attack

State-affiliated media report that 16 "rebels" were hanged in reaction to the killing of 14 Iranian border guards. The incident took place in a restive border region near Pakistan.
NPR

Saudi Women Get Behind Wheel For 'Drive-In' Protest

"I went to the grocery store," one Saudi woman who drove Saturday says. Her act defies a ban on Saudi female drivers; women took to the streets Saturday as part of a push to allow women to get driver's licenses.
NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Wheelmen,' 'Jezebel' And '12 Years A Slave'

The new book Wheelmen exposes doping culture and the Lance Armstrong conspiracy. Critic Maureen Corrigan says if you're looking to read "lady things," choose Jezebel over Bridget Jones. And director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talk about the new film 12 Years a Slave.
NPR

A Quiet U.S.-Saudi Spat Spills Into The Open

In an unusual display of anger at the U.S., Saudi Arabian officials have sharply criticized the Obama administration's policies in the Middle East, saying Washington has not done enough to support Syria's rebels or bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Host Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Deborah Amos.
NPR

Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Barack O-Matic, Sprechen Sie Espionage, Getting Past Second Base — Again.
NPR

Panel Round One

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Tawk Doity To Me!
NPR

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about an old joke coming to life, only one of which is true.
NPR

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: The Bris Wig, Broke-Bug Mountain.
NPR

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Mortuary Girls, Unhealthy Request Soup, General Tso-ppacino.

Pages