Across the Washington region, residents will congregate Tuesday evening for block parties as part of National Night Out — an annual tradition that has taken on new urgency after a spate of police-involved shootings in the U.S.
Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.
Meditation practices like mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation are increasingly popular in the US right now with schools and businesses getting on board. How these practices work, their Asian roots, and what science tells us about expanded states of consciousness.
Last year, when a developer bought the property at 411 New York Ave. NE, the artists working out of the building protested their eviction. The developer proposed a new idea: a hotel which would include artist studios and an art gallery--the first in the nation.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.