National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

As Americans, We Stand ... Divided?

The American Values Survey finds that citizens of the U.S. think they're more divided today than they were a decade ago. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Don Baer about whether we're really as different as we believe we are.
NPR

Gettysburg Swells As Throngs Mark Civil War's Turning Point

The small town of Gettysburg, Pa., has rolled out the red carpet for tens of thousands of visitors this week. The town hopes the tourists, descending to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, will mean a $100 million boost to the local economy.
NPR

Partial Delay In Health Law Challenges Obama More Than Foes

The politics of the Obama administration's decision to postpone the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate are much easier for Republican opponents than administration officials and other Democratic boosters of the controversial law.
NPR

Arizona Firefighter Remembered For Loving His Job

In Arizona, friends and family of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire are sharing their memories.
NPR

Leaders Draw Different Messages From Battle Of Gettysburg

Robert Siegel speaks with Gary Gallagher, history professor at the University of Virginia and Civil War historian, about how Gettysburg has been marked over the years by different presidents and communities.
NPR

Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast

Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?
NPR

Delay In Obacamare Implementation Cheered By Employers

Business groups are praising the Obama administration's decision to delay implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act. Businesses with 50 or more employees will have an extra year, until 2015, before they start facing fines. Some employers say they still want to see the law changed before it is implemented.
NPR

'Transit Zones' Can Extend Beyond Airports

It's believed former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains stuck at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport — in its "transit zone" — a legal limbo technically not part of Russia. For more on what these transit zones are, Audie Cornish talks to Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, head of research at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
NPR

Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

The wildfire season is expected to intensify and firefighters are facing it with decreasing resources. Federal budget cuts, including the sequester, mean fewer firefighters, less equipment and less spending on prevention.
NPR

Inventor Of Computer Mouse Dies; Doug Engelbart Was 88

U.S. inventor and Doug Engelbart, the man known as the father of the computer mouse and a thinker who helped introduce other key innovations, died Wednesday morning at age 88. His death was announced today by the Computer History Museum.

Pages