National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Jorge Ramos On Latinos And The Future Of U.S. Politics

Spanish-language newscaster Jorge Ramos has been a vocal — and influential — proponent of an immigration overhaul. He has words of caution for John Boehner and the Republican Party.
NPR

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Under a program at two New York City hospitals, doctors are prescribing fresh produce to obese or overweight patients. It's part of an effort to connect low-income patients with healthful foods at local farmers markets.
NPR

Menthol: Great In Aftershave, Not So Much In Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is edging closer to regulating menthol in cigarettes. A new FDA report says though the menthol itself isn't toxic, it can make it more likely that people will start smoking, and make it harder to quit.
NPR

'Cubicle Guy' Pops Up: Weiner News Conference Made Him A Star

Who was that white-haired guy who kept peering over the former congressman's shoulder Tuesday? He became a social media star known as "cubicle guy." Well, it was a New York City radio reporter who says that "cubicle guy had no idea that he was cubicle guy."
NPR

Gas Well On Fire After Blowout In Gulf Of Mexico

A blowout on Tuesday forced 44 workers to evacuate. Later, a blaze broke out. Officials say the damage to the environment should not come close to that caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident.
NPR

As Obama Renews Jobs Push, How Is The Economy Doing?

President Obama is launching an effort to renew focus on job creation for the middle class, at a time when many Americans think the country is still in a recession. While the economy continues to improve, weakness lingers — especially in the job market.
NPR

Weiner's Own Words: Saying One Thing, Doing Another?

In high-profile interviews published in 2012 and earlier this year, the former congressman spoke of the "sexting" that led to his 2011 resignation from Congress as being in the past. Tuesday, he admitted that the behavior continued at least well into 2012.
NPR

Manning Trial Heads Into Closing Arguments

Closing arguments in the Bradley Manning trial are set for Thursday. David Greene talks to Associated Press reporter David Dishneau for the latest on the case.
NPR

Being In The Minority Can Cost You And Your Company

Social scientists recently made an interesting discovery: The wage gap between blacks and whites (working identical jobs) varies greatly by location.
NPR

'Beep Baseball' A Homerun With Blind Players

Starting this weekend, 20 baseball teams meet in Georgia for a World Series with a twist: most of the athletes on the field are visually impaired. The sport is called Beep Baseball, named for the sound the ball makes so players know where it is.

Pages