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WAMU 88.5 FM is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington D.C. area. It is member-supported, professionally-staffed, and licensed to American University. Since 1961, WAMU has provided programming to a growing audience that now totals more than 450,000 listeners in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Caption: An Unfinished Education
Approximately 30 million adults in the U.S. are at the low end of the literacy spectrum. They struggle to read a menu, a pay stub or a bus schedule...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KSFR, KTSW 89.9, WNYC, WITF and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2013
  • Length: 51:30
  • Purchases: 19
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This week’s show has an Eastern flavor. We start with music from Poland’s shtetls and listen to bands from Bulgaria and Austria with side trips to ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2013
  • Length: 29:11
From: WAMU
Series: Latitudes
Caption: Commuting to Syria., Credit: Courtesy of Tom A. Peter
Moving up, moving home, and moving your body. In Latitudes’ On the Move special we’ll sample many varieties of mobility. From self-deportation to ...

Bought by KUOW and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 51:28
  • Purchases: 2
From: WAMU
Series: Latitudes
Caption: A member of the DC Central Kitchen staff prepares carrots., Credit: Sabri Ben-Achour
What to eat? Where does our food come from? What are its true costs? And is there enough of it to feed the whole world? Our food gives us a lot to...

Bought by KLCC, WORT, Prairie Public, and KZYX


  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 51:28
  • Purchases: 4
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With so much at stake, D.C. works to provide a second chance at graduation for dropouts.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2012
  • Length: 06:41
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Script: These reports are part of American Graduate - Let's Make It Happen! - a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported b...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: :07
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Teachers Allison Waithe-Benton and Heather O’Brien talk about how the small things can make all the difference.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:32
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Lisa Jones spoke with her former student, 12-year old Louis Wingfield, about what makes a good teacher.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:09
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Husband and wife Joseph Isaac and Makita Alexander, both teachers, spoke about how parenting affected their teaching.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:10
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Yvonne Hu-Cotto spoke with her former student, Yesenia Cruz-Ramos, about how her expectations for her son with Down Syndrome have impacted her teac...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:50
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Yvonne Hu-Cotto spoke with her former student, Yesenia Cruz-Ramos, about the power of second chances and good teachers.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:30
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Melinda Elder and Megan Stoutamire reminisce about the fun they had, and the mistakes they made, in high school. They have managed to get back on t...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 02:00
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Melvin Clay, a 17 year-old student, spoke with his high school counselor Jeri Gresham about why he realized he needed to start prioritizing his stu...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:05
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David Bress,a middle school teacher in DC, talks about learning how to make the most of unchoreographed teacher student exchanges.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:46
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David Bress, a middle school teacher in DC, talks about how students can surprise you… in often pleasant ways.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:14
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In a special production by WAMU 88.5 News, we focus on a singularly important topic in Washington, D.C. – the large number of students who drop out...

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 51:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Preventing dropouts requires teachers and staff to get parents more involved

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:43
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Despite odds stacked against them, two students strive to finish school

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:26
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Program applies successful Johns Hopkins model to D.C. schools and beyond

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:39
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At Baltimore Talent Development High, students and staff form close, respectful relationships

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:46