Arwa Gunja

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Credit Card Complaints Have a New Home

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Frustrated with your credit card company? If you once felt like your complaints were going unheard, that may be changing. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched a new website this week inviting the public to submit their complaints against credit card companies.


Gay and Republican: Are They Compatible?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic Party has long curried the favor of gay voters, and President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage has helped solidify Democrats as the gay rights party. On the other side, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opposed even civil unions. Due to the stark ideological contrast, has being gay become fundamentally incompatible with being Republican? In an interview with John Hockenberry, openly gay U.S. spokesman Richard Grenell says it is not.

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Ron Christie: The Week in Politics and HBO's "41"

Friday, June 15, 2012

After a week filled with political stumping across the country, new numbers that show political fundraising is set to go into the billions, and two major addresses yesterday on the economy, we review the week with Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. Ron also reviews HBO's documentary "41," an intimate look at the life of George H.W. Bush.

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Greek Americans and This Weekend's Elections

Friday, June 15, 2012

Greek voters head to the polls this Sunday for the second time in less than two months after last month's elections failed to produce a government. The national parliamentary elections have far ranging impacts for not just Greece, but the future of the Eurozone. And this weekend's elections could be the most important in Greeks' lifetimes — something that's not lost on Greek Americans.


Taking Stock: Latinos and the 2012 Election

Thursday, June 14, 2012

As part of our coverage of this political year we are doing what a lot of people in the U.S. are doing as they think about voting for a new President: Taking stock of the last four years and looking ahead to the next 12 months. We sat down with former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury George Munoz to discuss the role Latinos are poised to play in this year's presidential election.

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Rev. Cynthia L. Hale on Race Relations Since Obama

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When he ran for President, then-Senator Barack Obama campaigned on the promise of hope. For many, that hope meant a post-racial era, one when an African-American man could lead a country with a sordid racial history. The Reverend Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, senior pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia, doesn't think America is past racism but has hope for the future.

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Are We All Liars and Cheaters?

Monday, June 11, 2012

When we think about who liars and cheaters are in our society, we might think of politicians, bankers or lawyers. But if you really look at your own behavior, you are probably not too far behind.

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New Details Further Incriminate Chesapeake Energy CEO

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Reuters report published on Thursday exposed Aubrey McClendon’s long and brazen use of company money for personal business — including family vacations to Amsterdam and Paris. McClendon even devoted a unit of Chesapeake, called AKM Operations, to managing his personal business.


Preserving Endangered Sounds

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Where do sounds go when they die? The Museum of Endangered Sounds has archived sounds that will soon die: sounds like modems connecting, Tetris, Windows 95 startup chime, Nokia ringtone and more. John Hockenberry reflects on sounds lost and found in this audio essay.

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What Does Walker's Fate Mean for America?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Last night’s recall election in Wisconsin was more than just a race between Republican Governor Scott Walker and his democratic challenger Tom Barrett. The real fight may have been between the national Tea Party movement and national labor unions.

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Actor Evan Handler on Beating Cancer with Comedy

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

He has played some unforgettable characters on "Sex in the City" and "Californication," but actor Evan Handler's toughest challenge came earlier in his life. At age 24, Handler was diagnosed with leukemia, which he eventually beat. It's no surprise that comedy, what would come to be Handler's acting forte, was an integral part of his healing process. Hear his take on cancer, the ability to laugh, and what comes after.

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Outlook for U.S. and Global Economies May Be Grim Following Weak Jobs Report

Monday, June 04, 2012

Following a weak employment report on Friday and continued grim news out of Europe, some worry the United States economy may be on pace for another slowdown.

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Young Writer Now in the Company of Warhol, Capote, Plath

Friday, June 01, 2012

Yan Zhang is now in very accomplished literary company. The 17-year-old writer was recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for her writings on how she coped with her grandfather's death. Past winners of the contest include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates.


Women Trafficked from Mexico to Queens

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thousands of women are smuggled each year from Tenancingo, Mexico, to Queens, New York through an elaborate sex trafficking ring. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan followed the route and spoke with female victims, pimps and law enforcement officials along the way.

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Do Kids Need Homework?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

All this week, we’ve been talking about how students are learning today, both in and out of the classroom. Our conversations have looked at cell phones as educational tools, and at whether college students are studying less now than they did forty years ago. Today, we take a closer look at the study habits of primary and middle school students. In the past several years, a growing number of parents, teachers, and researchers have argued that kids are being assigned too much homework. After eight hours in school, they wonder if studying for hours at home afterward is really necessary.

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Archer Records Keeps Vinyl and Detroit's Techno Scene Alive

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In the rest of America, vinyl may be a dying breed, but it’s alive and kicking in Detroit. Archer Records, one of the few companies left in the world that continues to press records, thrives on a symbiotic relationship with techno DJs.

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Laura Lynch on Seven Days Inside Syria

Friday, May 18, 2012

Laura Lynch, a correspondent for PRI's The World, recently spent seven days inside the Syria. She did so with permission, following U.N. monitors as they toured the country in an effort to maintain a U.N./Arab League-orchestrated ceasefire. Lynch shares her impressions and experiences of her time within Syria, and assesses the fragile state of the country.


Gay Republican Campaigns in Massachusetts Congressional Race

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Richard Tisei is running to represent Massachusetts' 6th congressional district, against Democratic incumbent, John Tierney. If he's successful, Tisai will be the first gay Republican to be elected to the House of Representatives and to have come before an election.


The Race to Define Mitt Romney

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

President Obama's campaign attacked Mitt Romney's record on Bain Capital with an add that paints a picture of Romney as a job killer. In response, Romney team has put out its own ad, hailing Romney as a job creator who can save struggling American cities. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reviews the competing ads and assess whether which character description of Romney is more likely to stick with voters.

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Could Greece Decide the American Election?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama may find themselves watching events unfold in Europe with a little uneasiness. After all, Europe's political calendar may pose the perfect economic storm, and it could blow across the Atlantic and decide who becomes President of the United States. Brookings Institution senior fellow on foreign policy Justin Vaisse explains how the dominoes could fall in Europe and the United States.

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