National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

'New Deal' Town Turns 75, Utopian Ideals Long Gone

Roosevelt, N.J., born in the economic tumult of the 1930s, was designed to be a utopia: Bauhaus-style ranch homes built around the communal industry and agriculture. It was one of 99 cities the federal government built. On the town's 75th birthday, the results of that experiment are mixed.
NPR

Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green

Sheep and goats grazing on a hillside in Vermont: It's a pastoral image. Now, it's how one New England town is keeping the grass trimmed in its centuries-old cemeteries. And the greener lawn maintenance method is paying off.
NPR

Rare Specimens: An Unusual Match-Up In Entomology

She studies moths. He studies butterflies. But entomologists Alma Solis and Jason Hall, despite their differing research interests, have been married for nine years. Until recently, they were the only moth-butterfly couple in the field.
NPR

Giant Panda Cub Found Dead At National Zoo

Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
NPR

Decades-Old Nuclear Standoff Finally Ends ... With New Zealand

A little-known, but longtime nuclear standoff ended this week when U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a 26-year-old ban that kept New Zealand naval ships from docking at U.S. bases. The ban stems from New Zealand's nuclear-free policy that forbids U.S. nuclear ships into its ports.
NPR

Women Head For The Hill In Record Numbers

More women are running for Congress than ever before. This year may be the product of a unique political climate, but is a broader change on the way?
NPR

Sportsmanship: What's Expected In Football

An incident at the end of last week's NFL match-up between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has created a fuss about the unwritten rules of the game. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the violation.

Pages