Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Robert Coover on Bringing Huck Finn Back to Life

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

In Robert Coover's new novel, Huck Out West, Coover reinvents the story of Huck Finn as he escapes 'sivilization' and heads out into the Wild West. 

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Life According to 'Saved By the Bell'

Friday, February 03, 2017

Television producer Peter Engel shares memories from his hit 90s television show "Saved By the Bell." 

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The Pioneering Women Who Built New York

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In a new book, "The Women Who Made New York," author Julie Scelfo features 126 women who helped define the social fabric of New York City. 

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America's Struggle With Race and Identity Is Personal for Kristin Davis

Monday, January 09, 2017

Kristin Davis, the actress known best for her role on the hit HBO show "Sex and The City," adopted a child in 2011. Her daughter, Gemma, is black.  

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Senate Committee Holds First Hearing on Russian Hacking

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds their first hearing on alleged Russian hacking today, despite persistent skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump.

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Calling Twitter Unusable for Anyone But Trolls, Lindy West Signs Off

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Writer, feminist, and humorist Lindy West says she's leaving Twitter because she says that the social media service hasn’t done enough to reign in trolls and hate speech.

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With Global Shakeup, United Nations Faces Big Challenges in 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The U.N. face many challenges in the year ahead, including ending the war in Syria and continuing address and reign in climate change.


Director Ezra Edelman on O.J. Simpson and Race in America

Monday, January 02, 2017

Ezra Edelman is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary "O.J.: Made in America," an epic eight-hour film that charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson.

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Refugees Cry Out: Who Will Save Syria?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

“We're not humans? It's only because we're Syrians it's OK that we die? ... We’re also human. We also have families. We also have feelings," says one 24-year-old Syrian refugee. 

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Tools of Titans: Tapping the Best Strategies for Success

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tim Ferriss, best-selling author of "The 4-Hour Work Week," has a new book out. In it, he reveals how billionaire investors and worldclass athletes have come on top.


From Solitary Confinement to the Metropolitan Opera

Monday, December 05, 2016

Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green and his biographer Daniel Bergner to talk about race in Donald Trump's America. 

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Despite Winter Weather, Unity Remains at Standing Rock

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We check in on the situation at Standing Rock, where a growing number of protesters are hunkering down in freezing temperatures as Monday's evacuation deadline approaches. 

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Shaky Ground: Exploring the Global Turbulence of 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

From climate change and racial tension to the rise of nationalism and economic instability, The Takeaway explores the turbulence of 2016 and beyond in this special podcast.


Shaky Ground: Exploring the Global Turbulence of 2016

Friday, November 04, 2016

From climate change and racial tension to the rise of nationalism and economic instability, The Takeaway explores the turbulence of 2016 and beyond in this special podcast.

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This Folk Opera Predicted the Biggest Themes of the 2016 Election

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ten years before Donald Trump declared his desire to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Anaïs Mitchell was writing "Why We Build the Wall" for her folk-opera "Hadestown." 


Fighting Over Royalties in America's Coal Country

Monday, August 31, 2015

There is a debate raging in the West over raising the royalties that energy companies pay for coal extracted from federal lands. 

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Play to Code

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

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One Man Wants to Text the World Its Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Africa, Kaakpema Yelpaala's startup is using technology to help health care providers connect with their patients. He says this same process can work in Utah and Kentucky.

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Governor John Hickenlooper on His Purple State's Political Future

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over the last few years, Colorado voters have legalized marijuana and recalled officials over gun control. Governor Hickenlooper looks at the political future of his purple state.

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Music Brings Cuba and America Together Again

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cuban-American musician Arturo O'Farrill says there's another chance for his two beloved places to fall in love.

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