Tamara Keith http://www.kplu.org en Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly http://www.kplu.org/post/best-way-get-women-run-office-ask-repeatedly Women make up less than 20 percent of those serving in Congress, but more than half the population. There are many reasons for this, but one simple answer comes back again and again. It's about recruiting.<p>When <a href="http://mynmstaterep.com/">Monica Youngblood</a> got the call, she thought it was a joke. The call came from a man she had worked to help get elected.<p>"It's your time," she says he told her. "We need people like you in Santa Fe. We need a voice like yours who's lived here, who's been through what you've been through. Mon, 05 May 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 16411 at http://www.kplu.org Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obamas-favorite-county-least-when-it-comes-giving-speeches Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.<p>"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."<p>For many years, presidents have traveled to Prince George's County because it is the location of Joint Base Andrews, the home base of Air Force One. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:25:03 +0000 Tamara Keith 16126 at http://www.kplu.org Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own http://www.kplu.org/post/biden-visits-nh-talk-about-jobs-not-his-own If you didn't know any better (or you got confused about what year it was), you might think Vice President Biden was back on the campaign trail, kissing grandmothers, slapping guys on the back and borrowing a woman's phone to razz her son about a basketball game.<p>Biden returned Tuesday to the familiar campaign grounds of New Hampshire for the first time since October 2012. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:27:12 +0000 Tamara Keith 15303 at http://www.kplu.org Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own Selfies In Red Square? Not For These American Politicians http://www.kplu.org/post/selfies-red-square-not-these-american-politicians For a select group of American politicians and advisers to the president there will be no selfies in Red Square, no tours of Saint Basil's Cathedral, no borscht, no Baltika beer and certainly no return to the Sochi arena where the U.S. hockey team won an epic victory over Russia in the Winter Olympics.<p>And they couldn't be happier.<p>Russia, in response to <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/20/executive-order-blocking-property-additional-persons-contributing-situat">U.S. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:05:33 +0000 Tamara Keith 15097 at http://www.kplu.org Selfies In Red Square? Not For These American Politicians Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip http://www.kplu.org/post/under-30-president-would-you-know-health-care-hip <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSy1_Ighgak</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPMsZYyesRE</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:39:03 +0000 Tamara Keith 14894 at http://www.kplu.org Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip Obama Pitches Health Care Law To Latinos In Bid To Boost Enrollment http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-pitches-health-care-law-latinos-bid-boost-enrollment Getting Latinos to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is seen as critical to the law's success. The Latino population is disproportionately uninsured and relatively young, but enrollment hasn't been going well. This, in part, explains President Obama's appearance Thursday at a town-hall-style event hosted by the nation's two largest Spanish-language television networks, Univision and Telemundo. The tough questions he got only scratch the surface.<p>The televised town hall was conducted entirely in Spanish. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:26:48 +0000 Tamara Keith 14510 at http://www.kplu.org Obama Pitches Health Care Law To Latinos In Bid To Boost Enrollment Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race http://www.kplu.org/post/russia-home-field-advantage-wins-sochi-medal-race Just two medals remain to be awarded at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/canada-3-sled-crashes-4-man-bobsled-olympics-184933333--spt.html">Canada and Sweden face off on the hockey ice.</a> If the Canadian men take gold, Canada will have swept all four traditional team sports. Canadian teams have already won gold in men's and women's curling and women's ice hockey.<p>[<strong>Add at 10:00 a.m. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:54:08 +0000 Tamara Keith 14005 at http://www.kplu.org Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race Canadian Athletes Pumped To Show The Fitter Side Of Curling http://www.kplu.org/post/canadian-athletes-pumped-show-fitter-side-curling <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1LCjjnI8xM</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:07:48 +0000 Tamara Keith 13785 at http://www.kplu.org Canadian Athletes Pumped To Show The Fitter Side Of Curling U.S. Men's Alpine Skiers Grab Bronze And Silver http://www.kplu.org/post/us-mens-alpine-skiers-grab-bronze-and-silver Athletes prepare for years to compete in the Olympics, and then, in a flash, it's all over. For American speed skaters it's been a terrible Olympics, but U.S. men's Alpine skiers are managing to turn around a medals drought.<p>In the men's super-G competition Bode Miller won the bronze. At 36 years old, he is the oldest person ever to win a medal in Alpine skiing at the Olympics. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:22:08 +0000 Tamara Keith 13702 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Men's Alpine Skiers Grab Bronze And Silver No Third Gold For U.S. Speedskater Shani Davis http://www.kplu.org/post/no-third-gold-us-speedskater-shani-davis <strong>Update at 11:10 a.m. ET. Davis Finishes In 8th; U.S. Women Lose To Canada:</strong><p>American speedskating star Shani Davis has come up short in his bid to win a record-breaking third straight gold medal in the men's 1,000-meter competition, NPR's Sonari Glinton reports from Sochi.<p>Davis finished eighth Wednesday.<p>The gold went to Dutch skater Stefan Groothuis. Denny Morrison of Canada came in second place, winning the silver medal. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:52:29 +0000 Tamara Keith 13548 at http://www.kplu.org No Third Gold For U.S. Speedskater Shani Davis Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut http://www.kplu.org/post/female-ski-jumpers-finally-make-their-olympic-debut <strong>Update at 4:15 p.m. ET: Leaping Into History</strong><p>When American Sarah Hendrickson launched herself down the 90-meter jumping hill in Sochi, she flew into history, becoming the first woman to ski jump in Olympic competition. She ultimately finished in 21st place.<p>Carina Vogt from Germany brought home the gold. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria took silver, and France's Coline Mattel, 18, won bronze.<p>The Americans were led by Jessica Jerome from Park City, Utah, who finished 10<sup>th</sup>, and Lindsey Van in 15th. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:34:40 +0000 Tamara Keith 13499 at http://www.kplu.org Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice http://www.kplu.org/post/us-and-canadian-womens-hockey-brings-plenty-heat-ice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VocnwYpbfo</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:30:36 +0000 Tamara Keith 13498 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice So Far At The Games, A Low-Key Response To Russia's Anti-Gay Law http://www.kplu.org/post/so-far-games-low-key-response-russias-anti-gay-law Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a dominant storyline was Russia's anti-gay propaganda law and what it might mean for athletes and other visitors. Would athletes protest in any way? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:07:39 +0000 Tamara Keith 13466 at http://www.kplu.org So Far At The Games, A Low-Key Response To Russia's Anti-Gay Law Sochi's Stray Dogs Melt Hearts, And Put Officials On Defensive http://www.kplu.org/post/sochis-stray-dogs-melt-hearts-and-put-officials-defensive It's after dark in Sochi, and a pack of stray dogs is hogging the sidewalk like they own the place. There are a dachshund mix, several random mutts and one dog that looks like it may be part chow. They're cute and look like pets; seemingly well-fed and with decent pedigrees.<p>That is, until a fight breaks out. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:18:14 +0000 Tamara Keith 13335 at http://www.kplu.org Sochi's Stray Dogs Melt Hearts, And Put Officials On Defensive One Prediction Of Sochi Doom That Hasn't Happened http://www.kplu.org/post/one-prediction-sochi-doom-hasnt-happened Heading into the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, there were many predictions of trouble — possible terrorism, incomplete construction, unsold tickets and not enough snow. Well, you can take that last item off the list.<p>Skiers zip by on a practice run at the Rosa Khutor alpine ski course in Russia with not a cloud in the sky above them. You can't hear the skis, though, because there's a snow-making machine blasting water into the cool, dry air. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:36:36 +0000 Tamara Keith 13268 at http://www.kplu.org One Prediction Of Sochi Doom That Hasn't Happened