International | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

International

RSS Feed
NPR

Pakistan's Campaign Season Is In Full Swing

Pakistanis go to the polls next month in parliamentary elections that will likely usher in a new government. The outgoing government is deeply unpopular amid energy shortages and a crippled economy. The likely successor is the Pakistani Muslim League of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But analysts say there could be a strong challenge from the party of former cricket star Imran Khan.
NPR

South Koreans Ignore Threats From The North

Despite weeks of escalating tension between North and South Korea, and increasingly bellicose threats from Pyongyang, life in South Korea continues as normal. Most people in the capital Seoul appear to think the issue has more to do with the political situation in North Korea then a military threat to them.
NPR

How Margaret Thatcher Revamped Britain's Economy

The only female prime minister Britain has ever had died Monday at age 87. When Margaret Thatcher took office, Great Britain was a county in trouble. Inflation was in double-digits and unemployment was on the rise. The top income tax rate stood at 83 percent and the country was being racked by one labor strike after another.
NPR

Demand Is High For Mexico's Magnificent Mangoes

Mexico says it is now the world's largest exporter of fresh mangoes. India still holds the No. 1 position in overall mango production. One out of every 20 mangoes consumed in the world now comes from Mexico.
NPR

Thatcher Proved Women Could Be Credible Leaders

Margaret Thatcher, the politician who was divisive in life, sparked major discussion following her death Monday. One major flashpoint: her legacy in relation to women and feminism. David Greene talks to Polly Toynbee, a columnist for The Guardian, about Thatcher's complicated legacy.
NPR

Climate Change Could Equal Teeth-Rattling Flights

Two British scientists say that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could mean more unpredictable turbulence on trans-Atlantic flights.
WAMU 88.5

In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

Kojo explores where immigrant labor fits into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.

NPR

Talk Of Civil War Amid Continuing Unrest In Egypt

With no end in sight to Egypt's festering political crisis, the nation seems more polarized then it's ever been. The ruling Muslim Brotherhood is accusing its opponents of resorting to violence in order to oust President Mohammed Morsi. The umbrella opposition group, the NSF, accuses the Brotherhood of pushing the country toward the brink of civil war. Khaled Dawoud, a spokesman for the opposition says he is scared that Egypt may not survive this.

Pages