Media | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Media

RSS Feed
NPR

Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.
NPR

Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six-month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?
NPR

Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.
NPR

Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Some prominent authors are critical of the PEN American Center's decision to honor Charlie Hebdo staffers, saying the magazine denigrated the oppressed French Muslim population.
NPR

From TED Talks To Taco Bell, Abuzz With Silicon Valley-Style 'Disruption'

Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. "Disrupt" may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
NPR

6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."
NPR

There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.
NPR

Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.
NPR

A Black Eye, A Middle Finger And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Former press secretary Dana Perino's new book, And the Good News Is ..., details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.
NPR

Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

Pages