National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Storm Stimulus Unlikely As Communities Recover

Major storms can spur significant economic activity as homeowners and businesses rebuild. But this week's storms are unlikely to provide much benefit.
NPR

Poll Shows A New Definition Of Optimism In America

Two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a survey conducted by polling firm Penn Schoen Berland. Pollster Mark Penn explains that though Americans are losing confidence in the nation, they have retained a sense of personal optimism.
NPR

Polls Show Americans, Like Their Justices, Are Still Divided Over Health Care

Americans remain about as polarized over the legitimacy of President Obama's health care law as the nine members of the Supreme Court, according to polls taken after Thursday's ruling.
NPR

Andy Griffith Dies, Was TV's Sheriff Taylor And Matlock

Griffith was the wise Sheriff Andy Taylor in one of American television's most beloved situation comedies. Later, he was criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock in another long-running series.
NPR

Marco Rubio Draws On Family To Keep Him Grounded

NPR is looking at the American dream, and during an election year, politicians often talk about what they think that dream means. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida is one of the political world's brightest new stars. He offers his version of the dream in his new memoir, An American Son. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
NPR

Free Trade Ruling Could Nix Country-Of-Origin Labels on Meat

U.S. requirements for meat to be labeled by country of origin may be in jeopardy after a recent World Trade Organization ruling. Or, maybe not. The U.S. is taking its time to contemplate the next move.
NPR

Rapper Pitbull Helps Wal-Mart Add Facebook Fans

Pitbull has agreed to do a show at the Wal-Mart store with the most "likes." The campaign went viral and rural. As of early Tuesday morning, more than 40,000 people have "liked" the Wal-Mart in Kodiak, Alaska.

Pages