National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed

ISIS Condo Project, Others Rethink Their Names

The ISIS Downtown condo project in Florida has changed its name, as did a mobile-payment company. Others are distancing themselves from the ideology of the group now called the Islamic State.

Bronx Baker Turns Dominican Cakes Into A Sweet American Dream

An immigrant who mastered the art of the Dominican-style cake is baking up a business in her New York City neighborhood. And she is spreading Caribbean culture along with her frosting.
NPR Recruits Leader Of Successful Connecticut Effort

The question will be if Kevin Counihan can replicate his success in Connecticut with the federal health exchange, which was plagued with problems. The goal: A smoother Year Two for Obamacare.

Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Advocates for people with autism applauded the move, but some states are concerned about the costs of covering a wide range of therapy for children with autism.

Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

Town's Marshal Quits. Was It Because Of Aliens?

Nederland, Colo., needs a new town marshal but not because the previous one fled an alien attack. Jim Matheny says he doesn't like the altitude, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Naked Campers Told To Put Clothes On

Heavy rain closed an entrance to Burning Man, the annual counterculture event in Nevada. Some campers went to Pyramid Lake, where unlike Burning Man, it is not OK to be naked.

Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.

Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

One subject mentioned by protestors and non protesting residents of Ferguson, Mo., was voting. The turn out for registered African American voters in the last municipal elections was 6 percent.