National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Being 'Single And Off The Fast Track'

There's been a lot of debate about whether working moms "can have it all." But all this talk has got singles saying they'd also like to have a better life outside of work. Host Michel Martin discusses single women who want to get "off the fast track" with columnist Sue Shellenbarger and lawyer Anne Marie Bowler.
NPR

New Orleans Braces For Isaac

Isaac is headed toward the Gulf Coast, and Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency. The storm is threatening to hit New Orleans as the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed of Homeland Security in New Orleans, about how they're preparing the city for the storm.
NPR

S.C. Gov. Haley: Democrats' Attitude On Minorities Is Offensive

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is Indian-American, accuses Democrats of telling minorities that the GOP is the "party that hates you."
NPR

Romney Campaign Official: We Could Win Without Florida

In a discussion with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Rich Beeson says Florida's 29 electoral votes are 'crucial' but not absolutely necessary to win in November.
NPR

Ann Romney, Gov. Christie & The Roll Call: Today's Convention Highlights

Here's a look at when things are happening today in Tampa. Also: who and what to watch for.

NPR

Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall In Southeast Louisiana, Headed For Baton Rouge

Isaac's core was expected to pass west of New Orleans with winds close to 80 mph and head for Baton Rouge, La. It was expected to gradually weaken. The storm made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River at 6:45 p.m. local time.
NPR

Books Behind Bars In Needham, Mass.

A Book from Mom provides incarcerated mothers with brand new children's books to give as gifts to their children during prison visits.
NPR

Theatergoer To Be Charged After Gun Went Off

Police say Fernando Santana Eagleheart was watching a movie in Sparks, Nev., when he dropped his gun and it fired. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Eagleheart apologized to the crowd in the theater as he left. Nobody was hurt except Eagleheart. He faces a misdemeanor charge for firing the gun.

Pages