National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Not Having Kids Bad For The Economy?

Fewer Americans are having babies. Instead, many are putting their careers or savings accounts first. But experts say the country's low birthrate could be disastrous for the economy. Host Michel Martin examines the trend with her parenting roundtable.
NPR

Can Michigan Right The Ship For Detroit?

If Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has his way, Detroit will become the sixth and largest city there to come under state control. But steering a city out of crisis can be a tricky task. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jerome Vaughn, of WDET, and Robert Bobb, a former emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, about the situation.
NPR

Financial Advisors Selling Bogus Advice?

Skipping $4 lattes will save you some money — but buying into bogus financial advice won't. Finance journalist, Helaine Olen says many of the so-called 'financial experts' are selling you advice to make themselves rich. She discusses her book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry with host Michel Martin.
NPR

Pilot Reports Seeing Drone In Sky Near JFK

The aircraft was reportedly about 1,500 feet above ground and 5 miles west of the airport. It isn't known who was controlling it. The FAA and other agencies are investigating.
NPR

Man Linked To Hit-And-Run Deaths Of Parents And Baby Has Long Rap Sheet

Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, died soon after the crash. Raizy Glauber had been about seven months pregnant. Their premature son died Monday. Now, police are looking for 44-year-old Julio Acevedo. He spent time in prison after a manslaughter conviction.
NPR

Wash. Lawmaker Apologizes For Cyclist Comment

When Washington State lawmakers proposed a new tax on bikes, the owner of several bike shops protested. He ended up in an email argument with a Republican lawmaker. State Senator Ed Orcutt argued cyclists pollute just by breathing. It is true that a heavy breathing cyclist would emit more carbon dioxide than a person who's just sitting, but Orcutt reconsider his claim and apologized.
NPR

U.S. Readies For Play In World Baseball Classic

With baseball gone from the Olympics, the World Baseball Classic is the only international professional baseball tournament. Former Yankees and Dodgers manager Joe Torre said he put on a uniform again to manage the U.S. team because it's a privilege.
NPR

The Evolution Of Jeb Bush's Immigration Position

In the past, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush favored a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but in a new book, he modifies that position to call for requiring illegal immigrants to leave the U.S. and re-apply to enter if they want to pursue citizenship.

Pages