National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

In Hometown Visit, Obama Advocates 'Common Sense' Approach To Guns

President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address the scourge of gun violence that's plaguing that city and so many other parts of the country. It was one of several trips the president made this week to promote his second-term agenda.
NPR

Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged With Illegally Spending Campaign Funds

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is expected to plead guilty on campaign finance charges. He is accused of diverting about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
NPR

The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras: A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

The baby dolls were born from racial segregation in New Orleans in 1912. A group of African-American prostitutes decided to express themselves through dance and costumes, challenging taboo by parading during Mardi Gras.
NPR

In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier

Tracy Johnson lost her wife to war, but she didn't lose her family.
NPR

Popular Workout Booster Draws Safety Scrutiny

Exercise buffs who take dietary supplements with the ingredient know as DMAA say the stimulant gives them a boost of energy. But some researchers and the Food and Drug Administration are worried that these products could be dangerous.
NPR

After Sandy, Not All Sand Dunes Are Created Equal

In New Jersey, thousands of discarded Christmas trees have dodged the wood chipper and hit the beach instead. They're being used to jump-start new dunes, but scientists warn that these man-made dunes could be less sturdy than dunes that form naturally.
NPR

NYC School Bus Strike Takes Toll On Disabled Kids

It's been more than a month since thousands of New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike in a dispute over job protections. Most school kids in New York don't take the bus, but many of those who do are disabled. The strike has made getting to school for those kids extremely difficult, and many parents say the city has done a poor job of accommodating them.

Pages