Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Remixing the Holidays with Olivia Newton-John

Friday, December 14, 2012

It’s the week before Christmas and, as usual, The Takeaway is celebrating with our annual “Remixing the Holidays” series. Throughout the month, we’re talking with musicians, actors, e...

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Egyptians Protest Ahead of Constitution Vote

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tomorrow, Egyptians will go to the polls once again to vote on a referendum for a draft constitution backed by conservative Islamists. Political unrest has rocked Cairo for weeks, and...

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America's Poor Left Out of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As politicians negotiate how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Tavis Smiley says millions of Americans who are in poverty have already gone over the cliff. According to the radio ...

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We've Run Up the National Debt Before — But It's Different This Time

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As the United States teeters on the edge of the fiscal cliff, Simon Johnson, professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fun...

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Secret Practices of Immigration Officials Put Criminals Back on the Streets

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), along with its sister agencies, has become the largest law enforcement network in the country. A recent investigation by the Boston Globe ha...

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With Little Fanfare, UN Climate Talks Underway in Doha

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Delegates from around the world are in Doha this week for UN talks on climate change. With the Kyoto Protocol set to expire this year, countries will discuss plans for a new climate d...

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Paris Opens Europe's First Gay-Friendly Mosque

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Despite a long tradition of condemning homosexuality in Islam, Europe's first gay-friendly mosque opened last week in Paris. Similar efforts have also begun in the United States. Ludo...

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Expanding the Sign Language Lexicon for Science

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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 ter...

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Ira Glass on His New Project, 'The Visible and the Invisible'

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ira Glass has perhaps one of the most recognizable voices in America. But, like most of us in radio, he is rarely visible to his audience. He decided to come out from behind the curta...

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Life One Year After a Double-Hand Transplant

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Back in 2002, Richard Mangino lost both his forearms and part of his legs after contracting a bloodstream infection. Last year, he received two new hands in a 12-hour transplant opera...

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If We Had a Billion Dollars, We'd Buy Unicorns and Trips to Space

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This week, the Powerball reached $550 million, the highest it's ever been. And last night, two lucky ticket holders - in Missouri and Arizona - won the jackpot. But how does one eve...

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Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What is the difference between the fiscal cliff and the threat of the government shut-down, last year? What are the chances that Congress will do nothing more than change the January ...

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Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and American: A Woman's Unlikely Background

Friday, November 23, 2012

When Takeaway listener Loren Levinson heard our segment on Madeleine Albright earlier this year, in which she talked about the discovery of her Jewish identity and family members that...

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Pioneer in Disability Rights

Friday, November 23, 2012

Listener Debra Solomon shares stories about her father Aaron who was one of the first advocates for people with disabilities. He hired more than 300 workers with disabilities at a tim...

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'The Patriarch': The Complicated Legacy of Joseph P. Kennedy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Joseph P. Kennedy, the powerful patriarch of the Kennedy dynasty, died in 1969, but the legacy he left behind has continued to fascinate, and puzzle, historians as well as his own des...

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Letters of War on Veterans Day

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today the nation observes Veterans Day in honor the many men and women who have served in our nation's military during times of peace and times of War. To honor these men and women ...

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Adam Driver: Actor, Artist, Veteran

Monday, November 12, 2012

Adam Driver is best known for his role in the hit HBO show Girls, in which he plays Hannah (Lena Dunham's) boyfriend. But there's more to Mr. Driver than meets the eye. He is not only...

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The Impacts of Redistricting on Tuesday's Election

Friday, November 09, 2012

In the lead up to Tuesday's election, public policy experts worried that redistricting efforts would greatly change the course of races for the House of Representatives. Nate Persily,...

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China Reacts to a Second Term with President Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The United States has elected its leader for the next four years, but across the globe another world power is also embarking upon a moment of transition in its leadership structure. O...

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Who Showed Up at the Polls?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the last few days "turnout" became a favorite word among pundits. Who would show up to the polls this year? And how would that turnout affect the race? John Sides is a professor of political science at George Washington University and the co-author of "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential election." Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent.

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