In the past few years, many so-called “traditional values” have been challenged.


The legalization of same-sex marriage.  Efforts by transgender persons to gain acceptance, to say nothing of shifts in gender roles that have been under way for decades.

Is it possible these issues are at play in this year’s presidential race?



On this week’s Eastern Standard: Kentucky-born journalist, former NPR reporter and author of “The Fate of Gender: Nature, Nurture, and the Human Future.” Frank Browning joins us in a special edition of our show.

If you've listened to NPR for more than 20 minutes, you've likely heard the voice of Frank Tavares.  Although you may have never known his name, he's been the voice that has told us of the businesses and organizations that help pay for the network programming, ending with the familiar identifier, "This is NPR.."