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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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20 Pieces

As a part of the American Graduate program, Kavitha Cardoza, WAMU 88.5 education reporter, examines the dropout crisis in D.C.

  • From: WAMU
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2012

Latest Pieces

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At Baltimore Talent Development High, students and staff form close, respectful relationships

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:46
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Other countries have pulled ahead, and the U.S. falls behind

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:47
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Teachers work to catch risk factors and help their students stay in school

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:36
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D.C. sees huge drop in graduation rate under new calculation

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:46
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Two women reflect on four generations that haven't finished high school

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:22
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A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO FLATPICKING GUITAR LEGEND DOC WATSON, WHO DIED ON MAY 29TH AT THE AGE OF 89. THIS HOUR LONG PROGRAM, HOSTED BY WAMU's BLUEGRAS...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 57:54
From: WAMU
Series: Latitudes
Caption: Michael Bengwayan fixes a stove used to burn the petroleum nut oil while his assistant, Dobbels Wallang, examines a lantern made especially for the flammable oil. A bottle of the fuel sits nearby in a reused soda pop container. , Credit: Tina Pamintuan
We discuss pure energy — the power that doesn’t come from oil.

Bought by KQED, WBEZ, and KWMR


  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 51:26
  • Purchases: 3
From: WAMU
Series: Latitudes
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On this episode of Latitudes, we take you on a global catwalk, talking about fashion and style in all corners of the world.

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 51:26
  • Purchases: 1
From: WAMU
Series: Latitudes
Caption: Jonathan Isbit demonstrates his Nature’s Platform device. , Credit: Courtesy of Andrea Wenzel.
Toilets are a basic necessity. But some 2.6 billion people don’t have them. Every year, more than a million people die from sanitation related dis...

Bought by KQED and WBEZ


  • Added: Sep 23, 2011
  • Length: 51:26
  • Purchases: 2
From: WAMU
Series: Latitudes
Caption: Kazakhstani youth in engage in the traditional courtship game of Kyz Kuu. , Credit: WikiCommons.
On this episode of Latitudes, we look at how we play, where we play, and why play is so important.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2011
  • Length: 51:27
  • Purchases: 2