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

RSS Feed
NPR

Syrian Opposition Elects New Leader

Meeting in Istanbul, opposition figures elected Ahmad al-Jabra, a tribal figure with close ties to Saudi Arabia.
NPR

A Year Later, A Revolution In Egypt Again

This Saturday morning, Egypt is cleaning up from clashes overnight between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators that killed at least 30 people. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Leila Fadel and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Cairo about this week's developments and reflect on the changes that have taken place there in the year since now-deposed President Mohammed Morsi was elected.
NPR

The U.S. Holds The Aid Card, Yet Egypt Still Trumps

The ouster of Mohammed Morsi puts the U.S. in an awkward position. As the administration considers its next steps, analysts are quick to point out the many missteps in U.S. policy toward Egypt up to now.
NPR

Egypt Remains On Edge After Deadly Clashes

Cairo's emblematic Tahrir Square and nearby approaches to the River Nile are largely empty and debris-strewn today. At least 30 were killed in cashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
NPR

Remembering Birmingham's 'Dynamite Hill' Neighborhood

Dynamite Hill is a section in Birmingham so nicknamed because Ku Klux Klan members regularly bombed its streets during the Civil Rights era. NAACP attorney Arthur Shores had a home in this middle-class African-American neighborhood.
NPR

What A Fella Has To Do To Get A Drink Around The Muslim World

Trying to keep track of the myriad regulations governing the purchase and consumption of alcohol in Afghanistan and the region beyond could drive a person to drink.
NPR

After A Rapid Rise, A Challenge To Political Islam

Well-organized Islamist groups have risen to power in several countries in recent years. But their track record for governing has been poor overall, and the events in Egypt suggest they may be facing a backlash.
NPR

Not My Job: We Quiz NASA Engineers On Mars Candy

Back in August 2012, while the rest of us were ooohing and aahing over gymnastics, a bunch of propeller heads at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were flawlessly steering a billion-dollar robotic space laboratory the size of a minivan to a landing on Mars. Originally broadcast on Aug. 8, 2012.
NPR

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson Plays Not My Job

Tyson plays a game called, "The Album's OK, but $5 Million Will Make It Even Better:" Three questions about the long-awaited, and long-delayed Guns N' Roses album, "Chinese Democracy." Originally broadcast on Nov. 24, 2012.
NPR

Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job

Before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, Adam Riess had already won a MacArthur "genius" grant, and just about every prize there is to win in his field. So there's really only one place left for him to be victorious: the Not My Job game. Originally broadcast on Oct. 8, 2011.

Pages