National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Schussing Down Slopes Can Snowball Into A Search-And-Rescue Bill

A fresh fall of snow can mean more skiers and riders getting lost in the woods. Who should pay to rescue them can become a tricky issue, but some states can bill riders who have gone astray.
NPR

States Become Battlegrounds For Nation's Deep Abortion Divide

Forty years after the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion, a growing number of states are passing laws that restrict the procedure. The regulations, while not banning abortions outright, can make it difficult for a woman to obtain one.
NPR

President's New Term Doesn't Mean New Day In Congress

While President Obama raised big issues in his inaugural address — climate change, gay rights, immigration, the shooting of schoolchildren — Congress eased back into session Tuesday with other priorities, fighting many of the battles left over from last year.
NPR

In Second Inaugural, Obama Makes Climate A Priority

President Obama pulled out a surprise in his inaugural address. After barely mentioning climate change in his campaign, he put it on his short list of priorities for his second term. Experts believe he'll use the EPA to ramp up efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants.
NPR

Bloomberg Puts Millions Behind Gun Control Push

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged as a new leader in the gun debate in recent years. He's utilizing a group of mayors and a superPAC in a campaign against gun violence.
NPR

Obama's Second Inaugural Address Didn't Win Over Many Republicans

Many Republicans were hoping for something akin to the president's 2004 convention speech where he talked about there being no red America or blue America but the United States of America.

Pages