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Adnaan Wasey

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Adnaan Wasey appears in the following:

Patchwork Nation: Race and education issues permeate “Minority Central”

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.

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Patchwork Nation: Affluent "Monied 'Burbs" feeling financial pains too

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."

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Patchwork Nation: Economic jitters, Emptying Nests and Service Worker Centers

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."

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Patchwork Nation: Evangelical Epicenters and "The Sarah Palin Effect"

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."

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Freakonomics: The Veepstakes and prediction markets

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.

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Patchwork Nation: The big issues in big cities stem from income disparity

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.

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian author of "The Gulag Archipelago," dies at 89

Monday, August 04, 2008

Guest: Archie Barron, producer and director of the documentary "The Solzhenitsyns Take a Long Way Home"

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn timeline:

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1918, 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.

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What would you tax to fix your state's budget crisis?

Friday, May 09, 2008

December 19, 2008: The State of the States: Talking budget cuts with N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine and Wisc. Gov. James Doyle

December 19, 2008: Steven Zelin, the Singing CPA, makes music about taxes

May 28, 2008: At least 28 states and the District of Columbia are expected to face budget shortfalls next year. What would you tax to fix your state’s budget crisis? Gas guzzlers? Beer? MP3s? Porn?

May 12, 2008: Chart: State deficits, 2008-2009
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What surprised you the most at your last visit to the grocery store?

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?

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I think we're in an economic downturn when I see _______

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?
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"Mission Accomplished!" ...? What phrase would you retire?

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?
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When economic downturn hits... What's your backup plan?

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?
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Photo ID, e-voting, popular vote... How would you improve voting?

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.

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Rebate check-in. Where will your money go?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What do you plan to do with your check? If you're spending it, what are you spending it on?
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Mornings need a make over. What would you change?

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.
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