A new book tells the story of the First 1,000 Days movement, an international effort to end malnutrition during the most crucial time of development, from the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.
New federal data show U.S. schools are resegregating; the number of high-poverty schools that serve mostly black and Hispanic children is up sharply. Sixty-two years after Brown v. Board of Education, we look at racial segregation in schools and how to address it.
Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.
Meditation practices like mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation are increasingly popular in the US right now with schools and businesses getting on board. How these practices work, their Asian roots, and what science tells us about expanded states of consciousness.
The number of health insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges is dwindling. And many of the insurance plans available under the law exclude more doctors and hospitals than do employer plans. The Affordable Care Act three years in: what’s working and what’s not.
The Obama administration tells public schools across the country to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The debate over transgender rights and the legal, social and financial implications.
Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.
Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.
The Middle East editor of Newsweek has been a war correspondent since the 1980s. She says reporting on the war in Syria is unlike any other conflict she’s covered. The brutal reality of the daily lives of Syrians.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.