Alex worked previously as a producer for Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting's flagship public affairs talk show. He's lived most of his life in Oregon, but also did stints in Cuba and France. Among his other skills, Alex is a photographer and rides a bike.
Since being named CEO of Yahoo seven months ago, Marissa Mayer has consistently made the headlines. On of the biggest headlines yet might be about her new policy, announced last Friday, ending all telecommuting. Why did she do it?
Matt Norquist, a truck driver from Gresham, Oregon, wants to see his state flag changed. It's simply in need of an update, he says, and he has a few ideas of how to do it.
Jeanine Basinger is a legend at Wesleyan University, where she's a professor of film. She taught Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and Benh Zeitlin, who directed the Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
Regardless of the state of the law, people with disabilities have been finding their own way in the able-bodied world for some time. For example, in a highly technical field where terminology and vocabulary are highly specialized, how do you communicate efficiently? Caroline Solomon is a professor of biology at Gallaudet University who is trying to answer this question.
David Goodman, a reporter for our partner The New York Times, explains what happened at a hospital in New York after it lost primary and backup power.
Twitter set a record last night for the volume of tweets during a political event, beating out the conventions from a few weeks ago. Here's a collection of our favorite tweets from last night.
Sometimes we’re madly in love with our candidates, but sometimes that love fades. That's been the case for Hermene Hartman, an Obama supporter from Chicago.
The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson snapped some shots on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Here are some photos taken by The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
A photo gallery from The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson from his first day in Tampa.
Two themes in today's bumper music: Venus coming directly between Earth and the Sun, and an audio essay by co-host John Hockenberry about how The Beach Boys, who released "Surfin' Safari" fifty years ago.
Aaron Freeman, Ween frontman, announced the band's breakup yesterday to Rolling Stone from his home in New Jersey. In Ween's honor, which was formed 25 years ago by Freeman and his high school classmate Mickey Melchiondo, today's bumper music is Ween-only.
Karen Washington, a social studies teacher at Watertown High School in Massachusetts, sent us this message in response to Monday's story about a group of girls who were expelled for talking on Facebook about killing several peers and a teacher. Ms. Washington used the story as the foundation for a classroom discussion. She describes what her students had to say.
The Titanic sank 100 years ago this month. To mark the anniversary, James Cameron is re-releasing his mega-blockbuster "Titanic" in 3D, prompting some critics to say its strictly a marketing ploy while others cheer the innovation.
Will "Titanic 3D" burn a hole in your wallet, or will it blow your mind? This week, Rafer and Kristen put that question to Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate. Listen to find out what he's got to say.
A lot of good stuff here, including the video of Devo above. There's actually an entire YouTube channel devoted to Devo videos, aptly titled DEVOvision. But I digress, because the geek in me just loves Tom Lehrer singing The Elements, which you may have heard on today's show.
The Philadelphia Experiment – Ain’t it the Truth
Cloud Cult – We Made Up Your Mind For You
SISE – Beyond Outside
Arcade Fire – Keep the Car Running
The Donnas – Drive My Car
Moe – Macintyre Range
David Bowie – Bring me the Disco King
Boards of Canada – Kid for Today
Malko Malko – Isopod
Beats Antique – There Ya Go
Crystal Method – London
Devo – Freedom of Choice
Don Cherry – Malkauns
Tom Lehrer – The Elements
As part of our Super Tuesday coverage we asked you which songs best represent it and the rest of the primary season. By text, Facebook, Twitter, and voice, this is what you told us.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Crossroads - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Crumbling Down - John Mellencamp
I Don't Care Anymore - Phil Collins
Send in the Clowns - Frank Sinatra
Helter Skelter - The Beatles
Panic in Detroit - David Bowie
Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band
Cold Sweat - James Brown
It's My Party - Leslie Gore
Everybody Loves A Clown - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Everybody Knows - Leonard Cohen
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
If I Only Had a Brain - Warner Brothers
A Change is Gonna to Come - Sam Cooke
Another One Bites the Dusk - Queen