Chronologically Gifted: Ashton Applewhite on How Aging Is Different for Women

Author Ashton Applewhite joins hosts Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown to discuss the topic of aging while female, a term she coined as part of her new lecture series. Ashton wrote the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism. In this first interview in a two part series, she notes in regard to ageism against women, "Until we mobilize and decide to shine a light on it, we perpetuate it, and we collude in our own marginalization."

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Capping a historic visit to Cuba, President Obama delivered a sweeping speech about American ideals and reconciliation at the Gran Teatro de la Havana.

"I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas," Obama said.

The speech was carried live by Cuban state television, giving Obama a chance to speak directly to the Cuban people. Cuban President Raúl Castro sat in the balcony of the theater, where he heard Obama issue a tough rebuke of the Cuban regime's crackdown on dissent.

Kansas Campuses Prepare For Guns In Classrooms

Mar 22, 2016

Next summer, in addition to textbooks, laptops and double-strength coffee, Kansas college students will be able to bring something else to class: guns.

By July 2017, all six state universities plus dozens of community colleges and technical schools must allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus.

The reason for the change was simple: to make schools safer.

Editor's note: In the wake of terrorist attacks around the world, many Muslims feel called upon to publicly defend their faith, a faith many say is not accurately reflected in the stated or assumed motivations behind such attacks. Writer Beenish Ahmed has struggled with this responsibility all her life and shared her thoughts in this essay published by Code Switch as news was unfolding of the attacks in Brussels.

So you walk into the new Korean joint around the corner and discover that (gasp) the head chef is a white guy from Des Moines. What's your gut reaction? Do you want to walk out? Why?

The question of who gets to cook other people's food can be squishy — just like the question of who gets to tell other people's stories. (See: the whole controversy over the casting of the new Nina Simone biopic.)

Damián Campos

  Andrés Thomas Conteris, founder of Democracy Now! En Español talks about the role of independent media in Honduras where his friend, environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, was recently assassinated.

In English and Spanish, this conversation with Damián Campos questions the role of a Presidential candidate in the 2009 Honduras coup.

Deric Mendes

Amy and Steve Bohner of Alchemy Distillery open up about how and why their construction agency is getting into the booze business. They spoke with Jennifer Bell on Food for Thought


Spring Bike Drawing

From NPR

This winter. Oof. If the political division of the nation doesn’t get you, the record-breaking weather will.

In the search for solutions, "State of Wonder" has happened upon a novel approach aligned with the seasonal obsession with bracketology. If one sad song makes us feel better, wouldn’t a whole bunch of them turn the whole month around? Maybe even push up some daisies out of the ground?

5 Things To See At Massive Ceramics Conference In Portland

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For three days in March, Portland will be invaded by more than 5,000 fun-loving ceramicists, as the National Conference of Ceramic Educators comes to town. The range of work is astonishing.

There are hand thrown mugs and pitchers, but also contemporary wall-sized installations using glaze on clay like other artists use paint on canvas, and exquisite porcelain structures that look like they’re made of weightless ribbons.

The Trump administration has gone to court to try to bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under its control. The bureau is an executive branch entity, but the president doesn't have direct control over the six-year-old agency.

The Justice Department filed a brief with a federal appeals court in Washington on Friday, making the case that the structure of the agency violates the Constitution.

NPR's Chris Arnold reports that, by law, the head of the bureau can be fired by the president — but only for "inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance." Chris adds:

There's high drama in Florida over a prosecutor's decision not to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a police officer.

And the Florida governor's decision to assign a different state attorney to the case is reigniting Florida's death penalty debate yet again, after the law spent a contentious year in court.