Alex Ashlock

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Kenya's Kipchoge Wins Marathon; American Galen Rupp Third

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Eliud Kipchoge pulled away from a crowded field with about nine miles to go and finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest competitor on the streets of Rio.


Kenya's Jemima Sumgong Pulls Away To Take Women's Marathon

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Kenyan took the lead with about two miles to go and never looked back. All three Americans finished in the top 10, but they failed to make the medal podium.


In The Marathons, Look For Duels Between The Kenyans And Ethiopians

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The neighboring African nations have the world's best distance running teams. In both the men's and women's marathons, they are expected to be in the thick of it.


U.S. Picks Olympic Marathoners

Monday, February 22, 2016

It was was unseasonably warm, even for Los Angeles, on February 13. The temperature soared into the 70s, certainly not ideal if you have to run 26-point-2-miles, which is what more than 350 athletes did that day.

Only the top three finishers earned spots on the U.S. team that will ...


Remembering The Battle Of Ia Drang

Thursday, November 12, 2015

On November 14, 1965, the opening shots were fired in the first major battle involving American forces in the Vietnam War. The U.S. soldiers landed by helicopter in the central highlands of South Vietnam and found themselves vastly outnumbered. By the time the Battle of Ia Drang ended three days ...


How March Became Mad

Thursday, March 26, 2015

These days the NCAA basketball tournament is all about your bracket in the office pool, but you might be surprised to know there hasn’t always been a selection show. All the games weren’t always televised. And March Madness was a phrase that was originally used to describe the state high ...


Martin Luther King, Jr., In His Own Words

Monday, January 19, 2015

When he was assassinated in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King left behind a legacy of inspiring words in the many sermons and speeches he delivered during his push for civil rights. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, marking what would have been Dr. King’s 86th birthday, Here ...


A Personal Story About Cancer

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This is a reflection from Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock on how cancer has touched his family.

It was a cloudy Monday morning in normally sunny Southern California. People were shuffling into the University of California San Diego Health Center in La Jolla.

Some pushed walkers. Some ...


Remembering The Battle Of Fallujah

Thursday, November 06, 2014

As U.S. airstrikes target ISIS in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, it’s worth noting that 10 years ago this month American troops were on the ground in that city fighting to clear insurgents and explosives. For Americans, this was the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War, with nearly ...


New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It’s really hard to explain just how scary the 1960s were if you were a kid. For me, it all started with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 when I was 8. That was the first in a litany of horrible events that showed up on the ...


Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I first came across the work of Roy Scranton on the “Home Fires” blog on The New York Times website. The blog featured the writing of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roy served in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. “Home Fires” ...


Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s estimated that 22 military veterans commit suicide every day, but if you talk to people who are familiar with this issue, they’ll tell you the real number is probably higher. The latest statistics from the Pentagon show that suicides among active duty military are up slightly, compared to the ...


Running From The Reservation To Olympic Glory

Friday, July 11, 2014

It was one of the greatest Olympic upsets ever: Billy Mills came from nowhere to win the 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Olympics. And what happened that day on that track in Tokyo was just part of a very spiritual journey this man’s life has been, a journey he’s ...


Medal Of Honor Recipient Reflects On Honor And Loss

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Battle of Wanat is one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan. Nine American soldiers were killed and more than two dozen were wounded when hundreds of insurgents assaulted the Army outpost they were building in Waygal Valley on July 13, 2008. It was just after 4 ...


John Hartford, Gone But Not Forgotten

Thursday, May 29, 2014

John Hartford died in 2001 but his music and legacy live on at the John Hartford Memorial Festival, which starts today at the Bill Monroe Campground in Bean Blossom, Indiana. Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks to Andrew Vaughan, author of “John ...


A Father's Labor Of Love Sparks A Tradition And A Hit Song

Monday, May 26, 2014


The tradition of setting aside a day to honor the nation’s war dead started after the Civil War. It was called Decoration Day then and on the first one in 1868 people decorated the graves of the Union and Confederate dead at Arlington National Cemetery. Cemeteries across the country ...


Who Is In Your Thoughts On Memorial Day?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Let us know who you are remembering on our Facebook page or in the comments.

Who are you remembering today? That’s the question we are asking for Memorial Day, which is the day set aside each spring to honor the men and woman killed in the ...


Washington Concertgoers Fill Nearby Hospital

Friday, May 23, 2014

This weekend, rock and indie music fans from across the country make their annual pilgrimage to a corner of the Northwest’s farm country, for the annual Sasquatch Music Festival.

Over three days, 25,000 rollicking concertgoers turn the picturesque Gorge Amphitheater along the Columbia River in central Washington into the largest ...


New Names Etched Into Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monday, May 12, 2014

There are 13 new names engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The Department of Defense recently determined these 13 soldiers died as a result of their wounds during the war, which stretched from the first American casualty in 1956 to the fall ...


Week In Politics: From Energy Efficiency To Benghazi

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, the Republican-controlled U.S. House voted to establish a select committee to investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

House Democrats are divided over whether to participate in the probe, which many see as a political stunt preceding this fall’s ...