National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

US Medalist Makes No Apologies For Mexican Flag

Leo Manzano became the first American since 1968 to win an Olympic medal in the men's 1500 meter run in the London Games this summer. But he got a lot of criticism for carrying both Mexican and American flags during his victory lap. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Manzano speaks with host Michel Martin.
NPR

Should Romney Double Down On Video Comments?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the secret video of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking to donors. She discusses the potential impact of the video on Romney's election strategy with U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary and Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar.
NPR

Romney 'Secret Video,' Curveball Or Game Changer?

The liberal magazine Mother Jones has released video clips of Mitt Romney making controversial remarks to a group of donors. The Romney campaign is scrambling to address the political fallout. Host Michel Martin discusses the comments with U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary and Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar.
NPR

David Corn: Romney Shows Disdain For 'Moochers'

A secretly recorded video of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking to donors is causing a stir. Romney says that 47 percent of Americans are Obama supporters and are dependent on government entitlements. David Corn of the liberal magazine Mother Jones broke the news and posted short clips of the video. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
NPR

Comparing Romney's '47 Percent' Remark And Obama's 'Cling To Guns' Comments

While there are similarities between Mitt Romney's remarks in 2012 and President Obama's in 2008 — both meant to explain to donors why some voters are cold to them — there are profound differences, as well.
NPR

Zoo Staffers Gave Panda Pro-Pregnancy Pep Talks

Panda Mei Xiang hadn't given birth in seven years. After five attempts of trying to help her get pregnant, workers at the National Zoo were worried. So they started talking to her. One panda keeper told Mei Xiang, "I know you can do this." It worked — she gave birth Sunday night.
NPR

Obama Gets Tough On China's Auto Subsidies

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has criticized President Obama for not taking a harder line against China. On Monday, the White House announced a new trade complaint over what the administration calls China's unfair subsidies for auto parts. The news came as Obama campaigned in Ohio, where auto parts are big business.
NPR

Outside Groups Monitor Chicago Teachers Strike

As the school strike in Chicago goes on, the contest isn't just between the teachers union and the Chicago Board of education. Many see the Chicago conflict as a battle for the future, not just of unions, but of public education.

Pages