National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Talented Teen Killed In Chicago Gun Violence

Hadiya Pendleton was a sophomore at King College Prep High School in Chicago. The 15-year-old traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to perform with the school's marching band at inaugural events. This week, she was shot to death by a man who inexplicably fired at her and a group of friends.
NPR

Super Bowl Attracts Battle Of Craft Breweries

This Sunday's Super Bowl is a contest between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. So Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery made a bet with Anchor Brewing of San Francisco. The loser must pour the winner's beer in its taproom for a week.
NPR

In Alabama, Hostage Standoff Continues; Child Thought To Be Unharmed

Since Tuesday, police have been trying to convince a man to release the 5-year-old boy they say he snatched from a school bus after killing the driver.
NPR

Shooting Death Of Chicago Teen Ignites Outrage, Enters National Gun Debate

Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed less than a mile from President Obama's home in Chicago. A week before, she and others in her school's band had been in Washington during the inaugural festivities. Now, her death is part of the discussion about gun laws.
NPR

Future Farms Of America Might Not Include Much Family

Family farms often rely on the next generation to carry on the family business. However, some agricultural economists say family farmers should work to modernize their hiring practices and consider that the most qualified workers might come from outside the family.
NPR

Should Gun Owners Have To Buy Liability Insurance?

Most states require car owners to have liability insurance to cover damages their vehicles cause to others; some economists think we should require the same of gun owners.
NPR

Boeing Contract Offer Could Prompt Engineers Strike

Boeing is scrambling to figure out why two batteries malfunctioned on its 787, causing officials to ground the airplane this month. And at a time when Boeing most needs its skilled engineers, they're weighing a possible strike. Union leaders are considering the company's final contract offer Thursday.
NPR

Cabinet Picks Show A Shift In How U.S. Wages War

The White House has emphasized that incoming Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel — both Vietnam veterans — understand the full cost of war. President Obama says that makes them the right choice for their jobs, as the U.S. moves away from big wars to a targeted approach.

Pages