Helping the Elderly; Trump and Putin; Tabletop Projects

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Vilnius, Lithuania - May 21, 2016: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump are kissing on the side of a barbecue restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Irene Zola, executive director of Lifeforce in Later Years, discusses some of the challenges facing the elderly community and what everyday citizens can do to help.
  • Mikhail Zygar, editor in chief of the only independent TV station in Russia, Rain TV (Dozhd) and the author of All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin (PublicAffairs, 2016), offers his insight into the world leader so admired by Donald Trump.
  • John Keefe, WNYC senior editor for data news and the author of Family Projects for Smart Objects: Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World (Maker Media, Inc, 2016), spent a year making something new every week and culled the list to 11 projects for newbies, young and old, to tackle.