National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

'Vintage Black Glamour' Exposes Little-Known Cultural History

Tired of seeing the same old photos of Josephine Baker in a banana skirt, writer Nichelle Gainer started a blog showcasing rarely seen photos of African-American actors, educators, writers, students, musicians and more.
NPR

Veteran: Risks In 1950s Bomb Test 'A Disgrace'

It's hard to determine just how many veterans became ill because they were at nuclear test sites, but one soldier who witnessed more than 20 bomb explosions in the Nevada desert in 1957 says a lot of good men died because of it.
NPR

Kelp For Farmers: Seaweed Becomes A New Crop In America

Seaweed farms off the coast of Connecticut may provide financial relief for farmers and environmental benefits for the ocean, not to mention tasty inspiration for chefs. The plant is used in many products from biofuels to cosmetics. But the big question is: Will Americans eat the stuff?
NPR

Native American Tribe's Battle Over Beer Brews

The Oglala Sioux tribe has accused Anheuser-Busch and Pabst, among others, of illegally selling millions of cans of beer a year to the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is officially dry. Some argue beer makers aren't to blame and that addiction issues run deep.
NPR

Patients Worry Meningitis Symptoms Could Be Dormant For Months

Federal health authorities says the number of people infected with Meningitis has risen again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 14 people have died and 170 people have been infected. Thousands of people received the infected steroid shots and are awaiting news whether they will develop meningitis. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN has an update.

Pages