National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

How The Internet Is Revolutionizing The Adoption Process

Many pregnant women and potential adoptive parents are bypassing traditional adoption agencies and connecting online. This trend raises a number of ethical concerns about the regulation of the online process and interactions between birth mothers and hopeful adopters.
NPR

What Do Polio And Gun Violence Have In Common?

The Newtown shooting has led some Americans to wonder if there's an epidemic of gun violence in this country. In her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin asks what would happen if Americans brought the same imagination and energy to stopping gun violence as it brought to previous epidemics that threatened public health.
NPR

Reverend Run: From Rapper To Preacher

Rap pioneer Joseph Simmons, also known as 'Run' of Run DMC, had a successful music career spanning more than three decades. For Tell Me More's 'Wisdom Watch' series, host Michel Martin talks with Rev. Run about his evolution from rapper to preacher.
NPR

Newtown: How Much Media Coverage Is Too Much?

The Beauty Shop ladies offer their thoughts about the Newtown shooting, including the implications for gun policy, the media, and American families. Host Michel Martin is joined by policy analyst Michelle Bernard, Melinda Henneberger of The Washington Post, blogger Viviana Hurtado and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona.
NPR

Why Not Go Over The Fiscal Cliff?

The White House is promising to veto a new tax proposal from House Speaker John Boehner. But who's bluffing and what's believable when it comes to fiscal negotiations? And what happens if talks break down? For Tell Me More's 'Why Not?' series, host Michel Martin takes a look at what might be on the other side of the fiscal cliff.
NPR

White House Says Obama Would Veto GOP's 'Plan B' For Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff'

While negotiations go on behind the scenes, the two sides continue to talk in public about problems they have with each other's ideas.
NPR

U.S. Will Sell Off Its General Motors Stock

The Treasury Department says General Motors will buy back 200 million of its own shares; the remaining 300 million shares will be sold off over the next 12 to 15 months.
NPR

Robert Bork, Who Was Turned Down For Supreme Court, Dies

His 1987 nomination hearing was a hotly contested battle of ideas. "On a whole host of subjects, from individual privacy to civil rights, he defied the conventional wisdom and said the Supreme Court had been wrong," NPR's Nina Totenberg has said. The Senate turned Bork down by a vote of 58-42.
NPR

Newtown Shootings: Funerals Continue; Biden To Lead Task Force

The president is expected to confirm today that he has asked Vice President Biden to head up an administration-wide effort to find ways to curb gun violence.
NPR

Lottery Winners Donate To School's Football Stadium

The Iowa couple has one requirement: The visiting team's locker room must be painted pink. The inspiration for this design element came from Kinnick stadium at the University of Iowa. Its pink walls, shelves and urinals have taunted visiting teams for years.

Pages