Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Reacting to Election Results

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The results are in, but what’s next for the country? The Takeaway's panel of political and cultural experts reacts to the results. Jeff Yang writes the Tao Jones column for The Wall ...

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Will Hurricane Sandy Change Your Vote?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

With much of the hurricane damage in the country’s largest media market, the plight of New Yorkers is sure to dominate the news cycle for weeks — if not months. But could the effect...

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Errol Morris Gives Us 'Eleven Excellent Reasons Not to Vote'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American exceptionalism resounds through both the Republican and Democratic campaigns this year, and Americans are unique...in that only about half of us vote in presidential electi...

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Hard-Hit Rockaways Try to Recover from Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Far Rockaway, Queens, one of New York's most treasured beach communities, was also one of the most devastated areas of New York City in Hurricane Sandy. Phillip Goldfeder is the New...

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Hurricane Sandy Hit Haiti, Too

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate its destruction as it traced its windy path to our shores, leaving 60 dead in the Caribbean. Haiti was hit particularly hard. ...

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Frontline's 'Big Sky, Big Money' Looks at Campaign Finance

Monday, October 29, 2012

To find out just how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has transformed political races in America, Frontline teamed up with Marketplace to look at the role of campaign fi...

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Man with Down Syndrome Responds to Ann Coulter's Use of 'Retard'

Friday, October 26, 2012

After Ann Coulter tweeted, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens published ...

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Credit for Northeast Ohio's Economic Boom Not a Given for Obama

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ohio is on the economic mend — the Lordstown GM plant is humming, along with a brand new billion-dollar steel plant and the discovery of shale natural gas — but can Obama claim credit...

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Do Democrats and Republicans Prefer Different Brands?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Although you may not realize it, depending on whether you lean Republican or Democrat, you might be more inclined to buy certain products. Ted Marzilli collects and analyzes that data.

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Obama and Romney Prepare for Debate in Boca Raton, Epicenter of Financial Crisis

Monday, October 22, 2012

In 1994, a group of young J.P. Morgan bankers met for a weekend retreat in the South Florida city of Boca Raton, a fateful trip during which the bankers first conceived of credit deri...

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Black Pastors Campaign Against Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 18, 2012

President Obama has a wide base of support among African Americans, but a group of conservative black pastors are coming out in opposition to Barack Obama in response to his endorseme...

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Two Americans Win the Nobel Prize in Economics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The models for market design and matching theory were developed by Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth, two American economists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics this week for th...

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President Obama's Messaging Problem

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Back in 2008, political commentators and voters extolled then-candidate Barack Obama communications skills. But political speeches and campaign rhetoric are worlds apart from selling ...

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Candidates Request No Follow-Ups in Town-Hall Style Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As the candidates prepare to face off again tonight in the second presidential debate, there is actually something the two men finally agree on: the format. Tonight's debate at Hofstr...

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Growing Up in a War Zone

Monday, October 15, 2012

While war continues to ravage Syria, the world watches in horror. The question weighing most heavily on our collective conscience is simply this: What about the children?

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'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher': Edward Curtis, Photographer of the American Frontier

Friday, October 12, 2012

In "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher," author Timothy Egan chronicles the life and work of photographer Edward Curtis. Timothy Egan explains that Curtis's goal was to document Nativ...

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Paul Ryan Budget Creates Friction in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Criticisms over the Paul Ryan budget's steep cuts to Medicare have made it a talking point for Democrats in tough Senate and House races across the country. Takeaway Washington corres...

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How Race Factors Into Our Political Leanings

Thursday, October 11, 2012

With the debate over Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage still looming, WGBH's Phillip Martin got to thinking about some deeper questions about ethnicity and racial identity a...

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Lake County Ohio: Voters Discuss The Presidential Election

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All this week, we've been hearing from a panel of seven voters in Lake County, Ohio. The Takeaway’s host John Hockenberry spent time there over the weekend to get a better sense of wh...

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Seven Ohio Voters: From Liberal to Conservative and Everything in Between

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

All week, The Takeaway is speaking with voters from a swing county a crucial swing state: Lake County, Ohio. From liberal to conservative, from a 21-year-old student to a 79-year-old...

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