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Thursday, October 09, 2008
The Takeaway continues its ongoing look at America as a "patchwork" nation rather than a collection of red and blue states. This time, we focus on “Minority Central,” a group of 408 counties that are home to large pockets of black and Native American voters.
Monday, October 06, 2008
In our ongoing look at the economy, we turn to Dante Chinni of The Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project, which uses demographic information to look at America beyond state lines. No more red state or blue state. Chinni tells The Takeaway about the affluent way of life at risk in the "Monied 'Burbs."
Friday, September 26, 2008
In our ongoing look at the economy, we turn to our friend Dante Chinni of the Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project. The project uses demographic information to look at America beyond blue-and-red state dichotomies. What does financial pain feel like on a local level? Chinni talks with The Takeaway about what he's found in two communities on the frontlines of economic downturn, "Emptying Nests” and "Service Worker Centers."
Monday, September 08, 2008
Forget Red State - Blue State politics. But don't forget that all politics is local. The Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project is redefining political geography based on social and economic data, and in the process is clarifying the issues that will matter to Americans come November. Project leader Dante Chinni returns to The Takeaway to talk about another Patchwork Nation community, "Evangelical Epicenters."
Thursday, September 04, 2008
When Barack Obama picked Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate, there was a group of online gamers that already knew. They weren't political insiders, yet they predicted Joe Biden would get the nod even as the media and blogs were touting other contenders. So who are they? If you've been listening to The Takeaway for the past two months, you know we're talking about the players of our own Veepstakes Game on Facebook.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Forget Red State - Blue State politics. But don't forget that all politics is local. The Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project is redefining political geography based on social and economic data, and in the process is clarifying the issues that will matter to Americans come November.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Guest: Archie Barron, producer and director of the documentary "The Solzhenitsyns Take a Long Way Home"
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn timeline: Birth1918, December 11
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn is born in Kislovodsk, Russia on December 11, 1918, as World War I was ending. His father dies six months before his birth.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Global food prices have risen dramatically in the past year — 57 percent, according to the United Nations' Food Price Index — because of rising demand and tight supplies. Wheat and oil prices have doubled. That's particularly troubling for the global poor, who already spend most of their income on food.
That may be hard for Americans to contemplate, but the same food pressures are being felt here, and the evidence is the price of your favorite foods in the grocery store aisles.
So, tell us, What surprised you the most when you last visited the grocery store? Is there something you took out of your shopping cart because of the price?
Friday, May 02, 2008
Economists have the gross domestic product, unemployment rate and consumer price index to tell them if we're in a downturn, recession or depression. But what's your personal economic index? The number of empty storefronts? The length of the line at Starbucks? And what does it tell you about the economy?
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Five years ago, on May 1, 2003, President Bush marked the end of major combat in Iraq with a nationally televised speech from the USS Abraham Lincoln. The Iraq war continued and the giant 'mission accomplished' banner hung from the warship has come to symbolize its opposite.
But there are other phrases that have changed in meaning over time and it's time now to stop using them. What phrase or word do you want to retire?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The government has stepped in with an economic stimulus plan that returns $168 billion to taxpayers. The Federal Reserve continues to cut interest rates. Consumer confidence is at a five-year-low. And unemployment is at a two-year high.
What's your plan to make ends meet when an economic downturn hits you?
Monday, April 28, 2008
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that Indiana can require government-issued photo identification when voting. It's a win for Republicans in an election year.
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that states such as Indiana have an obligation to prevent fraud in close races, and that heading to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to get the free photo IDs is no burden for voters.
Which leads us to our Takeaway question: Tell us one thing that would improve the election process for you, the voter.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
What do you plan to do with your check? If you're spending it, what are you spending it on?
Saturday, April 26, 2008
We've made one change to your morning. What else would you change about mornings? If you've recently made a change to your morning, we want to hear how it's changed your life.