Ally Schweitzer

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Any job can be a climate solutions job: Ask this teacher, electrician or beauty CEO

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Some "climate jobs" are obvious. Others, not so much. So we talked to three people whose jobs address climate change in unexpected ways.


Zelenksyy defends Ukraine's spending of Western aid and his refusal to negotiate with Russia

Friday, September 22, 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is making an effort to answer any legitimate questions concerning his administration and its conduct during the war in Ukraine.


As the U.S. mulls more aid to Ukraine, Zelenskyy says 'we have the same values'

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. He spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep about why U.S. aid to Ukraine remains so important.


College students assess how safe they feel after recent shootings

Thursday, August 31, 2023

In the wake of mass shooting on college campuses, students speak to their concerns about guns, and how to create a space in which they are safe.


"Profound differences" remain between U.S. and China, Secretary Blinken tells NPR

Monday, June 19, 2023

As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wraps up two days of diplomatic talks in Beijing, he said the two world powers must maintain communication despite "profound" differences.


Lack of air traffic controllers is industry's biggest issue, United Airlines CEO says

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

United Airlines CEO says the shortage of air traffic controllers has been a decades-long problem.


When your boss is an algorithm

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Drivers for Uber and Lyft say the apps promote wage discrimination.


How questions about Justice Thomas' ethics could harm the Supreme Court's reputation

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

After repeated reports of ethics violations by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a Senate panel plans to review ethics standards for Supreme Court justices.


Four key takeaways from McDonald's layoffs

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Adam Chandler about what the announced layoffs at McDonalds say, and don't say, about the broader economy. Chandler is the author of: Drive-Thru Dreams.


Pandemic A Blow To D.C. Small Businesses, Data Show

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Businesses have been struggling amid the pandemic. In Washington, D.C., some of the hardest hit areas were some of the wealthiest, while the historically unreserved areas weathered the storm.


Which W: Walgreens Or Washington?

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The logo for the Washington Nationals baseball team might look familiar even if you don't follow the team. Especially if you shop at Walgreens.


For Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren, A Place To Call Home

Monday, November 26, 2018

In Washington, D.C., grandparents who are raising their grandkids have a new housing option: Plaza West, an apartment complex exclusively for this kind of nontraditional family.


Automation Comes To McDonald's

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We hear a lot about robots eventually taking over jobs in manufacturing, but automation has already hit the service industry. The cashier who takes your order at McDonald's could soon be replaced.


WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cold Beat

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hannah Lew is already a familiar name on the indie-pop scene: The San Francisco native used to play bass in the great-but-dormant Grass Widow.

In 2013, Lew introduced her solo project Cold Beat with Worms/Year 5772, and followed it last year with the full-length Over Me. ...


Songs We Love: Violet, 'Transition'

Monday, March 30, 2015

With "Transition," the techno group Underground Resistance sought to inspire self-actualization in black, working-class Detroit. The song's words didn't seduce or entrance, like so much club fodder ― they commanded: "Just point yourself in the direction of your dreams / Find your strength from the sound, ...


WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Avers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Richmond, Va., psych-rock quintet Avers is a supergroup of sorts, with players from folk-pop heavy hitter The Head And The Heart and established Richmond bands Mason Brothers, Hypercolor, The Trillions and Farm Vegas. On its 2014 debut LP, Empty Light, Avers twists those bands' sensibilities into a wicked amalgam ...


WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Hiss Golden Messenger

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

If you paid attention to San Francisco's indie-rock scene in the early 2000s, you probably know The Court and Spark, the twangy ensemble that borrowed its name from Joni Mitchell's landmark 1974 song and LP. The Court and Spark released a series of polished Americana records between 1999 and ...


Kali Uchis, 'Ridin Round'

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Even when she's singing in her best baby voice, Kali Uchis has her middle finger raised.

"What you waiting for?" she taunts sweetly in "Ridin Round," a standout from her new EP, Por Vida. The vocalist, a Colombia native reared in the D.C. suburbs, has been perfecting the art of ...


Pop Zeus & Wyatt Blair, 'I've Never Been More Alive'

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Michael "Mikey" Hodges began his music career the way thousands of other songwriters start out: by moving to New York. Hodges split from his home state of Indiana in 2009 and landed in Brooklyn, moving in with a musician buddy from back home. He bounced around the Brooklyn scene, ...


WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cass McCombs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"No one uses the phone anymore," Cass McCombs said the morning of his taping at WAMU. After a miscommunication, the nomadic singer-songwriter and his band had arrived in the wrong location. His rep said he'd been sending him emails about the scheduled session, but McCombs hadn't read them. No ...