Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

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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The Seven Ohio Voters Who Will Determine the Election

Monday, October 08, 2012

Lake County, Ohio has become a good determiner of the way that the swing state will vote, and thus, is also a fairly good predictor of presidential elections. Seven voters coming from...

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Toledo, Ohio Mayor Says Stop Bashing China

Friday, October 05, 2012

For most mayors, having both presidential candidates campaigning in your town or city at the same time is cause for excitement. But for Mayor Michael Bell of Toledo, Ohio, it brought some mixed feelings.

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Discovery Channel Crashes a 727 (For Science!)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the plane you were on crashed? For the first time on television, The Discovery Channel will remotely crash a 727 passenger jet in the Mexic...

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The Country's First Voter?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wayne Gilbert listened to The Takeaway in his hometown of Rapid City yesterday morning and heard Jerry Bloomer from Hot Springs say that he voted at 9:30 a.m. MST on September 21st. W...

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Addicted to the Internet? That May Soon Be a Psychological Disorder

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Internet Use Disorder may soon be included in the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. According to the American Psychiatric Association, which is wor...

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The United Nations and the Syrian Conflict

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

After 18 months, and over 20,000 dead, there's still no end in sight for Syria. Martin Nesirky, spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, explains the U.N.'s strategy going forward.

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From Native Americans to the ADA: A History of Disabilities in the United States

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Americans living with disabilities have a long and varied history in this country, as demonstrated in "A Disability History of the United States," a new book by Kim E. Nielsen, profes...

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How Important Is Early Voting?

Monday, October 01, 2012

Election day is still more than a month away, but early voting has already begun. Voters in South Dakota and Idaho began casting their ballots on September 21, while voters in Iowa li...

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How The Jetsons' Future Inspired Our Present

Friday, September 28, 2012

We may not have flying cars yet, but much of the future world envisioned in the television show "The Jetsons" has in fact come true. For the show's fiftieth anniversary, Janet Waldo, ...

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Thinking Like a Scientist: Solution to Politics?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Is there a science to the way American politics is conducted? Rep. Rush Holt argues that more scientific thought is needed when it comes to the political system. Rep. Holt argues that...

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