Recruiting players from other countries is fairly common in the arena of professional sports, but in the world of chess, luring one of the top players to the U.S. was a clandestine operation. On today’s show, the U.S. Chess Federation makes a bold move and lands the number two player in the world.
Then, in April, a Louisiana high school principal outraged the public by forbidding a female student from wearing a tux to her prom. Later in the show we’ll break down gender norms for a brief history of unisex fashion.
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Dylan Loeb McClain is a journalist based in France who is a contributing writer to The New York Times has been covering the U.S. Chess Federation and their newest recruit, Fabiano Caruana, the number two player in the world.
Important news: I've decided to play once again for the United States. For the full press release, click here: http://t.co/oyd7WPEEK6
— Fabiano Caruana (@FabianoCaruana) May 12, 2015
And in case you have a hard time imagining there's drama in the chess world, check out the trailer for the new movie: Pawn Sacrifice
Pamela Weintraub is the psychology and medical editor for Aeon Magazine, and a contributor to Pyschology Today, where she recently wrote about the science behind self-talk: "The Voice of Reason"
Jo Paoletti is professor of American Studies at The University of Maryland. In her book, Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, And the Sexual Revolution she traces the origins and remnants of the unisex movement that have rippled through the decades.
For teenage girls in Lewiston, Maine’s Somali community, clothes are a form of self-expression – but how do you dress both modest and modern? Sahro Hassan was a high school senior when she started her own fashion line to provide on-trend designs that fit with Muslim sensibilities. Tracy Mumford of Salt Radio has the story.
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