Maureen Pao

Maureen Pao appears in the following:

How America's Child Support System Failed To Keep Up With The Times

Thursday, November 19, 2015

When the U.S. child support collection system was set up in 1975 under President Gerald Ford — a child of divorce whose father failed to pay court-ordered child support — the country, and the typical family, looked very different from today.

And as the nation's social, economic and demographic landscape ...


The Kids Have Spoken: Discipline Helps, Trophies For Everyone

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Good news for "mean" moms and dads out there: Nearly 8 out of 10 kids say they think discipline helps them behave better, a survey by children's magazine Highlights has found. And 60 percent give participation trophies — derided by some as a reward for just showing up — ...


At U.S. Seminaries, A Rise In Millennials Answering God's Call

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

When Pope Francis meets with American bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, seminarian Stefan Megyery will participate in the midday prayer service.

He can hardly contain his excitement.

"How often do you get the chance to meet the pope?" Megyery says.

A ...


Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina's Key Players, Then And Now

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The images continue to haunt: storm surge from Hurricane Katrina pouring through gaps in failed flood walls, rapidly rising waters, desperate New Orleanians trapped on rooftops.

During one of U.S. history's costliest and deadliest hurricanes and its aftermath, a colorful cast of characters was catapulted onto the national stage. Some ...


Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At a local FairPrice Supermarket in central Singapore, you'll find baby carrots grown in Bakersfield, Calif. — the same ones for sale at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C.

Such well-traveled vegetables aren't unusual in the tiny island state, which imports more than 90 percent of its food from ...


Why Taiwanese Students Stormed The Government

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Protesters in Taiwan are angry. They've taken over the island's Parliament, blocking the doors with piles of furniture. They also stormed the offices of the Cabinet, where they clashed with riot police armed with batons and water cannons.

The source for all this hostility? A proposed trade deal ...


Russian Vodka (Made In Latvia) And Other 'National' Products

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Activists around the world are trumpeting a call to "Dump Russian Vodka" — Stolichnaya, in particular — a protest against the implementation of several anti-gay laws in Russia, the latest in a marked surge in anti-gay sentiment and violence in the country.

But as NPR and other media ...


New Kind Of Ikea Hack: Flat-Packs Head To Refugee Camps

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

My name is Maureen, and I am an Ikea-holic. Sure, I laughed knowingly at The Narrator's "slave to Ikea" speech as much as the next Fight Club fan. But the awful truth is, I've got a Beddinge in my bedroom.

And I'm not embarrassed to say so.

But for ...


At U.N., Ahmadinejad Lays Out Vision Of New World Order

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his eighth appearance before the U.N. General Assembly to elaborate on his vision of a new world order and criticize what he calls the world's "hegemonic" and "expansionist" powers.