Following celebrations for the historic election of Argentine Pope Francis, it's time to look at the business of leading the world's 1.2 billion Catholics — bureaucracy and all. Host Michel Martin discusses the Pope's future agenda with Reverend Jose Hoyos, of the Diocese of Arlington, and religion professor Anthea Butler.
Studies show there are a growing number of homeless people around the age of 50. But it's common for them to experience illnesses and injuries more common among people well beyond their age. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR correspondent, Pam Fessler and homeless advocate, Tony Simmons, about the rising number of aging homeless.
By a 10-8, party-line vote with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved legislation that would revive the ban on assault-style weapons that expired in 2004.
Thurs. 3/14 10a: Local, national and international theater artists perform this spring as part of "EVENTUA," a performing arts festival taking place through early May in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery at Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Arts. The festival is a collaboration between the CCA and Santa Fe's Theater Grottesco. Spencer Beckwith speaks with the founder and Artistic Director of Theater Grottesco, John Flax.
Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 11:36 am
Nothing says party like pancakes and butter. At least, not if you happen to be in Russia this week.
The country is in the midst of celebrating Maslenitsa, an Eastern Slavic folk holiday that takes place the week before the start of Russian Orthodox Lent (this year, it starts March 18). Though now tied to the Christian calendar, Maslenitsa has roots in ancient Slavic sun worshippers — it originally marked the end of winter and advent of spring. And, like Mardi Gras, it involves a whole lot of feasting before the Lenten fast — with blinis, a Russian pancake, as the food of choice.
The death of Ieng Sary, co-founder of the Khmer Rouge that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 and killed an estimated 1.7 million of that nation's people in the process, has dashed the hopes "among survivors and court prosecutors that he would ever be punished for his alleged war crimes," The Associated Press writes.
Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law two bills to protect police dogs.
One bill signed Wednesday would let agencies use money from the state's Law Enforcement Protection Fund to buy bullet proof vests for police dogs.
Another gives police dog handlers the option to adopt their dogs for free when they are being retired. That bill also requires that if the handler doesn't want the dog and it is sold that it go only to people found capable of providing a good home.