National | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National

RSS Feed
NPR

How Employees Act While Under Surveillance

A new study shows that restaurant workers under surveillance are less likely to steal. The study also reveals that employee surveillance enhances a restaurant's bottom line. Host Arun Rath discusses the effects of increasing employee surveillance with one of the study's authors, Lamar Pierce.
NPR

Va. Governor's Race: Nationally Significant Or Just Nasty?

Virginians go to the polls Tuesday to pick the man they dislike the least to be their new governor: longtime Clinton moneyman Terry McAuliffe or hardline Tea Party conservative Ken Cuccinelli.

NPR

N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor

The legal battle over the New York City Police Department's controversial policy took a dramatic turn last week. A federal judge had ruled the practice unconstitutional, but an appeals court put that order on hold. What will happen next will partly depend on who New York's next mayor is.
NPR

Racial Profiling A Lifelong Reality For Ta-Nehisi Coates

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in Baltimore, and it was there, as a teenager, that he first felt he was being singled out for his race. Coates joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about his personal experiences with racial profiling, from his first experience in a store through the concerns he has for his own son.
NPR

Paul Theroux Aims To Go Off The Beaten Southern Path

One of America's best-known and most prolific travel writers, who has taken his readers around the world for nearly 40 years, has yet to write about the American South. That's about to change, and Paul Theroux needs the help of Weekend Edition listeners. Theroux speaks with host Rachel Martin about his new project.
NPR

Run For Coroner, No Medical Training Necessary

Depending on where you live, you might be able to vote for your local coroner this election season. About 1,600 counties across the U.S. still elect coroners, and that means candidates have to be popular before they can start signing death certificates.
NPR

Minnesota Reaches Out To Uninsured Latinos, Wherever They Are

Latinos are three times as likely to be uninsured than white Minnesota residents, making them a key demographic for the state's new online health insurance marketplace. Health workers hope to encourage questions and provide answers by heading out onto the streets — and even into hair salons.
NPR

To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer

As a way to bring new people to the chuch, a few mainline churches are experimenting with informal services centered around craft beer. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an attempt to do church differently.
NPR

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

What do ancient Sumerians, Paulaner monks, Arthur Guinness and a whole bunch of party-hardy millennials have in common? Pairing beer with God.
NPR

With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin

The rate of heroin use is up, and federal data shows that nearly 80 percent of people using the illegal drug had previously abused prescription painkillers. The drugs have similar effects, and curbing painkiller abuse may help stymie the draw to heroin.

Pages