National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Post Freeh Report, Will NCAA Sanction Penn State?

Last week's report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh confirmed what many said all along, that the Penn State child sex scandal was the biggest and most damaging in college sports history. Now that the report has been released, the focus is turning to the NCAA and what action it will take, if any.
NPR

FDA Monitors Scientists' Critical Emails

The Food and Drug Administration has been secretly monitoring the emails of its scientists, who had expressed criticism of the agency's review process for approving medical devices. The New York Times reported the FDA captured thousands of private communications involving the scientists and members of Congress, their lawyers and even President Obama. Steve Inskeep talks with Times reporter Scott Shane, who co-reported the story.
NPR

Montana Extends Wolf Hunting Season

Wolf hunting is legal in Montana but the population has continued to grow dramatically. So wildlife officials are doing away with the statewide kill limit, and nearly doubling the length of the season. The newly expanded season begins Sept. 1 and runs through the end of February.
NPR

Bucking Bulls Draw Crowds, And Dollars

In the past 10 years, bucking bulls have become a major industry. The price of the best bloodlines can soar to a quarter of a million dollars, and competitions take place everywhere from Wyoming to Madison Square Garden.
NPR

In Bankruptcy, American Airlines Looks At All Options

American Airlines is acknowledging that a merger with US Airways is a possibility as it works its way through bankruptcy. American's pilots and other unionized employees are pushing the merger option.
NPR

From Coal To Gas: The Potential Risks And Rewards

A new report links some extreme weather events to climate change, but greenhouse gas emissions have been declining in recent years. In part, the decrease might be attributed to the change from coal to natural gas for energy production, but that too has its critics, and draws concerns over potential environmental impact.
NPR

Who Killed Jean McConville? A Battle For IRA Secrets

A legal showdown is building that affects an American university, the British government, a brutal Irish paramilitary organization and the murdered mother of 10 children.
NPR

Counterterrorism And The NYPD

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials have claimed that the NYPD has prevented 14 terrorist attacks in the city since Sept. 11. ProPublica reporter Justin Elliot recently "fact-checked" this claim and found that most of these attacks weren't even threats. The ones that were, the NYPD had little to do with stopping. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Elliot about the NYPD's counterterrorism record.

Pages