National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Customers Help Robbed Coffee Kiosk Recover

In Portland, Ore., cars overflowed the parking lot as customers helped Black Rock Coffee Bar bounce back from two robberies in just two weeks. Many gave cash donations.
NPR

Drought Hurts U.S. Grain Exporters, Market Share

In the coming year, the USDA predicts that American corn exports will be at a 40-year low. That's because the U.S. drought has led to a corn shortage and high domestic corn prices. To adapt, grain exporters have had to change their business models.
NPR

Some Sandy-Damaged Homes Must Be Demolished

In New York, the city is expected to begin demolishing some of the houses damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Inspectors have fanned out across the affected boroughs to determine which houses are safe to return to and which aren't. Some of the most-damaged neighborhoods are on the east side of Staten Island — next to New York Bay.
NPR

Hostess Delays Liquidation, Will Meet With Union

Hostess Brands and its second-largest have agreed to a day of mediation to see if they can end a strike by bakers and prevent the company from shutting down. The parties will meet Tuesday with a bankruptcy judge. He announced on Monday that he wasn't ready to approve a liquidation.
NPR

Will U.S. Try To Snuff Out State Marijuana Laws?

The Justice Department has a big decision to make. Parts of new laws in Colorado and Washington that legalize recreational marijuana take effect next month. The Obama administration must decide whether it will sue to stop that or let the states go their own way, despite federal law.
NPR

Son Of Founder Of 'Hollywood Reporter' Apologizes For Hollywood Blacklist

W.R. Wilkerson III is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
NPR

In Seattle, 'Rainiest Day Of The Year' Defends Its Title

Monday's drenching was accompanied by mudslides and wind gusts that blew well past 100 mph in elevated areas. The day was particularly harrowing for one highway patrol officer, whose car was hit by a tree before bursting into flames.

Pages