Asma Khalid

Asma Khalid appears in the following:

From Post-it Notes To Algorithms: How Automation Is Changing Legal Work

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Lawyers are spending less time doing research than they used to, thanks to technology. The next big change will be to automate the process of doing wills, trusts and real estate closings, experts say.


Facial Recognition May Boost Airport Security But Raises Privacy Worries

Monday, June 26, 2017

If you travel from Boston's Logan Airport to Aruba on JetBlue you can use your face as identification rather than a passport. Similar experiments in facial recognition are underway at other airports.


Massachusetts Tries Something New To Claim Taxes From Online Sales

Friday, June 02, 2017

States have long argued that they are losing millions of dollars in uncollected taxes from online sales. Massachusetts is now trying a very Internet answer to this Internet problem.


Without A Special Visa, Foreign Startup Founders Turn To A Workaround

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Immigration advocates often tout how many startups are founded by foreigners. Yet the U.S. does not offer startup visas. Some entrepreneurs turn to a program started as an experiment in Massachusetts.


Tech Creates Our Political Echo Chambers. It Might Also Be A Solution

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Social media took a lot of blame for intensifying polarization and partisan acrimony during the presidential campaign. Now some startups and researchers are trying to burst ideological filter bubbles.


The Father Of The Web Is Worried About How Ugly It's Become

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

When he invented the Web 28 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee saw it as a way to break apart silos and connect the world. Now he's increasingly troubled about its dark side, but he believes it can be fixed.


Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Researchers have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves, signaling to the machines when they've made a mistake. It could help improve the way humans and robots interact.


H-1B Visa Debate: Are Foreign Tech Workers Hired Over Americans?

Monday, March 06, 2017

Many employers say they need H-1B workers because of a talent shortage among U.S. tech companies. But some Americans say the program that allows foreigners to be hired has put them out of work.


The Future of STEM

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

How changes on immigration policies might impact STEM fields and a preview of The March for Science scheduled for Earth Day this year.

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Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Democrats suffered a stunning defeat in the November election. As the party tries to rebuild, one place that might offer some lessons is Ohio, a state long considered a presidential battleground.


First Family Watches Inaugural Parade Along Pennsylvania Avenue

Friday, January 20, 2017

After leading the route, President Trump and his family watched the inaugural parade wind down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.


President Trump Leads Inaugural Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

Friday, January 20, 2017

President Donald Trump and his family made their way from the Capitol to the White House for the inaugural parade this afternoon.


Latinos Will Never Vote For A Republican, And Other Myths About Hispanics From 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

There were expectations that Donald Trump would do worse with Latino voters than any candidate in history, but that didn't happen.


Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like As A Muslim To Cover The Election

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

NPR's Asma Khalid reflects on a year covering politics at a moment when being Muslim was seen as a political problem for some.


This Bellwether Has Picked The Winning Presidential Candidate Since The 1890s

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Since 1892, Vigo County in Indiana has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election but two. What did the voters there see about Donald Trump's candidacy?


Millennials Just Didn't Love Hillary Clinton The Way They Loved Barack Obama

Monday, November 14, 2016

Young voters showed an increase in third-party support, potentially low turnout, and stronger than expected support for Trump in some key Midwestern states that Clinton lost.


Election Results Provide New Insight Into Millennial Voters

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Millennials now outnumber baby boomers, and they have the potential to affect elections for the next 35 years. Few of them voted in this election than did in 2012. NPR takes a look at how younger voters voted and what effect they had in the result this time around.


How U.S. Demographic Changes Explain Election Results

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The GOP pulled out a surprising win largely on the strength of white working class voters, but not solely. NPR explores whether this represents a new winning coalition for that party and what might have happened to the Obama coalition.


How American Demographics Have Changed Since The 2012 Election

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Demographics are destiny in a presidential campaign, and how the electorate has changed since 2012 will determine who wins the presidency.


How Once-Reliable Voting Blocs Have Changed

Sunday, November 06, 2016

U.S. electoral demographics have drastically changed in the past few decades. Brookings Institution demographer William Frey provides analysis, along with NPR's Asma Khalid and Domenico Montanaro.