National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

The Cruelest Month: Boston Blasts Join List Of Dark Incidents

The Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine school shootings and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are among the infamous and sometimes horrific moments that have occurred during the month of April.
NPR

Social Media Helped Find Loved Ones After Marathon Bombing

With cellphone service hopelessly congested, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook to report their whereabouts or find out if family and friends attending the race were OK.
NPR

Violating His Own Rule, Judge Fines Himself

Michigan Judge Raymond Voet does not like cell phones in his courtroom. During his years on the bench, he's confiscated phones from police officers, attorneys and witnesses — holding them in contempt. So when his own phone, a new touch screen that he wasn't quite familiar with, began making sounds last week, he doled out justice with equal severity.
NPR

'Boston Globe' Reporter Was Near Blast At Marathon

At the end of Monday's marathon, David Abel, a Boston Globe reporter, was shooting video of the racers final steps. He was about 10 feet away from the first explosion. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what he saw.
NPR

Boston Marathon Explosions: Latest Developments

The investigation into the explosions that killed three and injured dozens continues. We're tracking developments.
NPR

Blasts Don't Stop 78-Year-Old Marathoner In Boston

Bill Iffrig, 78, was approaching the finish line when the explosions occurred Monday. Video footage shows him tumbling down. But he stood up and walked the last few feet to the end.

Pages