DC | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

This Week On Metro Connection: The 51st State, Or The Last Colony?

Metro Connection marks the 40th anniversary of home rule in D.C. What's next in the push for voting rights and statehood?

WAMU 88.5

'The State Of Statehood': A Metro Connection Audio Drama

How do you explain the D.C.-Congress relationship so the very youngest of Washingtonians will understand? We give it a try in Metro Connection's first ever audio play.

WAMU 88.5

Does D.C. Have Home Rule Or 'Home Fool'?

Is D.C.'s current system of governance a compromise too far? Some statehood activists say yes. 
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Reputation For Corruption Hurts The Push For Voting Rights, Some Say

The District's local leaders have faced a series of corruption scandals over the years. Does that hurt their efforts to get Congress to take the city seriously — and give it more freedom to run its own affairs?
WAMU 88.5

Washington's Olympic Hopes Dashed As Boston Chosen For 2024 Games Bid

The Washington region won't be getting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after all.
WAMU 88.5

Norton Reflects On The Frustrations Of Being A Non-Voting Member Of Congress

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has represented the District on Capitol Hill for 24 years, and her unique role comes with its own unique frustrations.

WAMU 88.5

An Agitator For Statehood Calls On Citizens To Fight For Their Rights

There are few people who know the minutiae of D.C.'s fight for voting rights and statehood like political analyst Mark Plotkin. And he wants other citizens to start caring about the issue a whole lot more.
WAMU 88.5

How A Civil Rights Struggle In The South Helped D.C. Elect Its Own Leaders

In the 1960s, activists went to the deep South to register African-American voters. Those efforts would eventually pave the way for home rule in D.C.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s 'Shadow' Members Of Congress Say They're Ready For The Spotlight

D.C. has a new shadow delegation to fight for it on Capitol Hill, and members say they're primed for some much-needed exposure.

WAMU 88.5

Will D.C. Always Be Fighting With Republicans In Congress?

The relationship between Republicans and D.C. residents is complicated — but, some say, better than you'd think.