National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

Seattle's 'Car Campers' Face Lack Of Parking

There are hundreds of "car campers" in Seattle's old Ballard neighborhood. They're not homeless, as long as they can find a place to park. But that's getting harder as "no overnight parking" signs close in.
NPR

Afghan Shootings Could Complicate U.S. Mission

The shooting of 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday is not likely to alter U.S. and NATO strategy in that country. But the incident will exacerbate tensions and could make it more difficult for the U.S. to work closely with the Afghans.
NPR

Vegas Museum Offers A Mob History You Can't Refuse

Exhibits at the Las Vegas Mob Museum explore the notorious, 20th-century rivalry between coppers and mobsters. Visitors can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance, spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun and even participate in their own police lineups.
NPR

Presidential Speeches: Sound And (Partisan) Fury, Signifying Not Much

Presidential speeches are often the rhetorical equivalent of the old and discredited medical practice of bleeding patients; not doing much good in most cases, definitely harmful in many others.
NPR

Afghan Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

A series of recent episodes in Afghanistan has raised questions about the U.S. effort to work closely with the Afghans and wind down the U.S. military mission after more than a decade of war.
NPR

What's The Opposite Of A Jobless Recovery?

In the past few months, job growth has picked up, while economic growth has slowed. What's going on?

Pages