Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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Your 2015 Travel Guide to Cuba

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today the White House will officially ease travel restrictions to Cuba. If the island nation is making your travel list this year, we're here to help show you the other side of paradise.

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Can The Takeaway Convince You to Go to Cuba?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New rules are about to kick in that will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. Can we tempt you to choose Cuba? Listen to our in-house produced commercial here.

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President Carter Calls Modern Warfare the Enemy of Fighting Disease

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

During the Sudanese Civil War, Jimmy Carter helped negotiate a ceasefire in order to eradicate Guinea worm. He spoke to John Hockenberry about where disease-fighting efforts stand today.

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One Doesn't Have To Be The Loneliest Number

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More Americans are living alone than ever before, probably because it can be bliss. The Takeaway looks at the most satisfying, calming, and freeing things about living alone.

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The Cold War: Boosting Your Immune System Would Do A World Of Harm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rushing to buy some vitamin C or another immune booster? Research says these are expensive placebos that likely do little, if anything at all, to boost your immune system... thankfully!

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Our Loved And Estranged American Armies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Americans love and revere our armed service members. But the military makes up less than 1% of the population, and it's become poorly understood by the public and political leaders.

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Republican House Whip Denies Involvement With White Power Group

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in hot water after news surfaced that he spoke to a white supremacists 12 years ago. Scalise says he didn't realize who the group was at the time.

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20 Years In The Rosetta Spacecraft's Control Room

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Rosetta mission manager, the captain of the ship, Fred Jansen reflects on the spacecraft's 20 year journey and what it was like to be in its control room this year.

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Our Passwords Tell Our Stories

Monday, December 29, 2014

The endless updating. The re-setting and re-tweaking. The incessant worrying. Passwords are terrible nuisance, but they're often born out of a deeply personal place in our lives.

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Today's Takeaways: A Celebrity Christmas Special

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Takeaway! Today, we're bringing you a Christmas Day Special—an hour packed with interviews featuring some of our favorite celebrities.

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Looking Forward to a Life Without Breast Cancer

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The women behind The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" reflect on their diagnoses, the prognoses and how they've coped.

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In Sierra Leone, Christmas Cancelled by Ebola

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, where officials in Sierra Leone have canceled all public holidays over Christmas and New Year's.

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Confronting This Year's Uncomfortable Struggle with Race

Friday, December 19, 2014

From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, black and white America seemed very far apart in 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the year and where we go from here.

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The Best 5 Versions of 'Silent Night'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silent Night has been recorded at least 733 times over the past 36 years. The Takeaway looks at one of the world's favorite Christmas songs.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Inside the CIA Torture Report

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 


Ridley Scott & Hollywood's Race Problem

Friday, December 12, 2014

Despite being set in Egypt, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has an all white cast. The Pharaoh, Moses, and African queen are all white, highlighting Hollywood's race problem.

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The Worst New Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with the Jargonator's Ben Schott.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Christmas Trees, Internet Phenomena, and Jargon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!


Today's Takeaways: Stories From Our Listeners

Friday, November 28, 2014

This episode of The Takeaway podcast is a special day-after-Thanksgiving show that features true listener stories.

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