Alex Kapelman

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Why Live Music Won't Be Live For Long

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is your favorite band really playing live when you go see them? Not so much. This isn't about Milli Vanilli. It's about something artists love called backing tracks.

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Pope Francis and Sexual Abuse Prevention

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Some argue that it is unfair to criticize the Pope for his response to sexual abuse in the church so far. But David Clohessy, Executive Director of SNAP, believes that Pope Francis ca...

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The Popularity of the Pope

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

You don't need Time Magazine to tell you that Pope Francis is undoubtedly one of the most influential people of 2013. Count Sister Simone Campbell as one of those fans. She’s the Exec...

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After A Big Year, Is 2014 American Soccer's Shining Moment?

Monday, December 30, 2013

It's been a strong year for soccer in America. But is it enough to raise the profile of the game and gain popularity here in the States? Grant Wahl, senior writer for Sports Illustrat...


So You've Hit Your Peak. Now What?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Have I peaked? It might seem like a depressing question, but Todd May, a professor of philosophy at Clemson University, believes it’s a worthy one. What is there to do when we think w...

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Views of the Middle from Across America

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on median household income levels for every community across America. The Takeaway set out to find ordinary "median earners" from d...

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Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yesterday, a panel of presidential advisers released its recommendations on the NSA's mass data collection program. The panel urged President Barack Obama to end the government's syst...


Survival of the Cutest for Endangered Species

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

There are all too many endangered species in the wild and precious little money devoted to conservation. So if you had to choose, how would you do it? Not surprisingly, it turns out t...

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What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Last night’s Mega Millions lottery prize hit $636 million. Imagine that you won hundreds of millions of dollars. What would you do with that money? One study shows that many people wh...

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Despite New Jobs, Middle Class May Be In Trouble

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Over this past year, there were increases in both high-end jobs and low-end service jobs. But the types of jobs that so many Americans rely on—those in the middle market—just aren’t b...

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Rep. Tom McClintock: "Congress Should Prosecute James Clapper"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NSA officials are mulling a possible amnesty for leaker Edward Snowden. In exchange for the safe return of the rest of the documents he took from the NSA, Snowden could come back to t...


Forget Detroit, Puerto Rico Is In Big Trouble

Monday, December 16, 2013

Though Detroit seems to be in dire straights with its recent bankruptcy filing, there might actually be another piece of America that’s even worse off: Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory...

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Study: Memories Can Be Passed Between Generations

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine recently released a study arguing that memories can be passed on through DNA. It’s the latest piece in a growing body of evidenc...

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Rail Safety Questions Raised After NY Train Derails

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

In 2008, Congress passed the Rail Safety Improvement Act, which mandated that railroad companies install positive train control—a technology that automatically detects excessive speed...

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As Hours Wane, Can Congress Get Productive?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

So far, Congress has only passed 52 new laws this year—the fewest in the post-World War II era—and there are only a handful of days left before the close of this historically ineffect...

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Subprime Auto Loans: The Next Bubble to Burst?

Monday, December 02, 2013

Subprime auto loans are helping to drive the highest rate of new car sales since 2007. But just like the subprime loans that drove the housing bubble collapse before the recession, th...

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What Do the New ACA Developments Mean?

Friday, November 15, 2013

President Barack Obama announced yesterday insurance companies can reinstate healthcare plans that were cancelled, or maintain existing plans that would otherwise have been cancelled ...

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Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

While it is illegal for employers to reject applicants solely because they may have a criminal record, the practice is widespread. Kai Wright, editor of, recently wrote...

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A Worldwide View of Storm Surges In One Map

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There are all sorts of humanitarian and relief efforts that happen in hard-hit countries after disasters like Typhoon Haiyan. But not all disasters have equally damaging effects. The ...


Missouri Moves One Step Closer to Nullifying All Federal Gun Laws

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In May, Missouri's state legislature passed a bill that would nullify all federal gun laws, which Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed. But on Wednesday, the legislature convenes again—and it looks ...

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