Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Racism Is Crippling African-American Advances in Mathematics

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In a column that quickly got him fired from his post at National Review, John Derbyshire offered some parental advice that he gives his own children when teaching them about the Afric...

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Executive's $15 Million Pay Package Denied by Citigroup Shareholders

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Citigroup shareholders have voted down the bank's $15 million pay package for its chief executive, Vikram Pandit. It's the first time that stock owners have united in opposition to ou...

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"The Real CSI": New Documentary Looks at the Flaws in Forensic Science

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Forensic science is central to almost every TV crime drama, but real life forensic science is a lot messier than the way it's portrayed on television. Andres Cediel is the producer of...

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Juvenile Justice Through the Lens of Photographer Richard Ross

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's hard to imagine life inside an 8x10 concrete cell, but for thousands of American minors, that's reality. They spend night after night locked inside a juvenile detention center. P...

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Fighting Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System

Monday, April 16, 2012

In March, the Supreme Court heard one of the most widely anticipated cases of this term. In two related cases, Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, human rights attorney Bryan Stev...

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France's Burqa Ban, One Year Later

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One year ago, France implemented the "burqa ban," a restriction on Muslim women covering their faces in the burqa or niqab. Advocates for the ban argued it would free women of gender ...

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Couch Surfing Goes Mainstream

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's long been said that when you travel, the best way to get to know a new place is to meet the people who live there. And, while it's not always possible, perhaps the best way to kn...

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Britain Deports Terror Suspects Wanted in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, ruled today that Britain can legally deport five suspects wanted in the United States on charges of terrorism. The ruling cam...

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Can We Survive Without the Penny?

Monday, April 09, 2012

Canada's decision to stop producing its penny has launched a discussion in the U.S. In Canada, it costs 1.6 cents to produce a penny — so getting rid of the coin will save the country...

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Briggs Initiative Founders Now Support the Repeal of the Death Penalty in California

Friday, April 06, 2012

More than 30 years ago, California voters passed a ballot initiative to broaden the reach of the state’s death penalty system. The law was intended to serve as a national model for ho...

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Toulouse Tragedy Aftermath: Muslim Communities Threatened, Political Rhetoric Altered

Friday, March 30, 2012

One week ago, Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman of Algerian descent, was shot dead by French security forces following a dramatic 32-hour police standoff. Questions remain about...

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NFL Hands Out Suspensions for New Orleans Saints' Bounty Fund

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The NFL yesterday handed out penalties for a scandal involving coaches tolerating and even setting bounties for tough hits on the field. New Orleans Saints coaches have been accused o...

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French Attacks Spurred by Anti-Immigration Sentiment, Critics Warn

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mohammed Merah, a French national of Algerian descent and former member of Al Qaeda, was allegedly behind two separate attacks in France this week. Benjamin Abtan, head of the Europea...

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Incarceration in America: Barriers to Re-entry

Thursday, March 22, 2012

All this week, we’re talking about incarceration in America. Today we're focusing on life after prison, and what happens to former inmates once they're released. Joining us is Michell...

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Does the Boeing 737 Airplane Have Dangerous Structural Problems?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Every 2.5 seconds, somewhere in the world, a Boeing 737 takes off or lands. The Boeing 737 one of the world’s most popular planes, as well as one of the best-selling. But is it also plagued with dangerous structural problems? Last April, a Boeing 737 taking Southwest Airlines passengers from Phoenix to Sacramento had to make an emergency landing when part of the plane's body ripped, leaving a 59-inch hole in the roof of its cabin. It wasn't the first such incident to take place in a Boeing 737 — and a new investigation suggests it might not be the last.

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Israel Bans Use of Overly Thin Models

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We talk with Adi Barkan, Israeli fashion photographer and modeling agent who has long championed this legislation.

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Peyton Manning to Replace Tim Tebow on Broncos

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's a bittersweet morning for Denver Broncos fans. They got the news yesterday that Peyton Manning will become their next quarterback — and that means that beloved team leader Tim Te...

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CEO of 2012 Olympics Discusses Six Years of Preparation

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

While our host John Hockenberry was in London last week, he met with Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The two discussed the plan...

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Finding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Monday, March 12, 2012

Immigration reform has been a hot button topic in this campaign cycle — but for all the talk, there hasn’t been much real action. As the government stalls on immigration reform, many private citizens are taking actions into their own hands. It’s a 21st century “Underground Railroad” of sorts — a network of Americans who are quietly finding ways to assist their undocumented neighbors and friends, particularly the young people whose parents brought them here illegally as children. About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year.

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Listeners Respond: Do You Like Your Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Last week, we asked Takeaway listeners what they thought about their jobs. Many callers are unemployed or take jobs they dislike just to pay the bills. But several listeners told us that they love their work — and they aren't the cushy, glamorous jobs you might expect. Joining us to talk about their jobs are Takeaway listeners Josh Walberg and Greta Picklesimer.

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