Ben Bradford

WFAE reporter

Ben Bradford appears in the following:

Congressman John Mica on Republican Partisanship and Compromise

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From the Republican National Convention, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Comm...

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US Ethanol Requirements Could Cause a Global Food Crisis

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The U.S. will convert up to 40 percent of its corn crop into ethanol this year. But as the country faces its worst drought in more than 50 years, can we afford to turn that food into fuel?

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Controversial AP Report: NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Generated No Leads

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York Police Department's controversial surveillance of Muslim and Middle-Eastern communities did not generate any new leads or investigations related to terrorisms, according to t...

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2,000 American Deaths in the War in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

These are tough times for the U.S. and NATO campaign in Afghanistan. So called "insider killings," in which U.S. and NATO troops and trainers are attacked by the Afghans working with ...

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Movie Date: 'The Watch'

Friday, July 27, 2012

This week: Kristen cheats on Robert Pattinson at the Summer Games while the neighborhood watches. No, that can't be right. Rafer is an expert on Olympic events. No, that's certainly not right, either.

We're all so upset over Kristen Stewart's diss of R-Patts, we don't know what's what. All of that will get ...

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Do H1-B Visas Make Outsourcing a Bigger Problem?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

For many American companies, outsourcing has become a standard practice because lower cost countries can provide cheaper labor. But America's own immigration system might also be contributing to outsourcing.

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Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, st...

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Outsourcing Companies Top List of Firms Applying for H-1B Visas

Monday, July 16, 2012

It’s the top complaint of one of the city’s fastest growing industries: tech companies can’t find enough engineers and computer programmers for their growing businesses.

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Movie Date: 'Savages,' 'Katy Perry,' and 'Spiderman'

Friday, July 06, 2012

In this special Independence Day-week edition, Kristen and Rafer show their patriotism by reviewing three movies, Oliver Stone's "Savages," "Katy Perry: Part of me," and "The Amazing ...
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London Traffic Remixed

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Can the city become a symphony? After learning that electric cars have engine noise added for safety reasons, Mark McKeague, a sound designer, gave them a different tune.

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Movie Date: 'Ted' and 'Magic Mike'

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kristen and Rafer bare it all in this edition of Movie Date...all their feelings about "Magic Mike," that is. Also, a TED talk about "Ted" -- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's firs...
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First Black Marines Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

When President Roosevelt ordered in 1942 that the Marine Corps be integrated, around 20,000 African-Americans signed up and were accepted for service. The first African-Americans in t...

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Rubio "High Risk, High Reward" as Possible Romney VP

Monday, June 25, 2012

There’s no doubt that a charismatic Latino and Tea Party favorite in a battleground state could be attractive to the Romney campaign, but Rubio comes with some baggage, including misl...

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In Reversal, Major Publisher to Offer E-Books to Some City Libraries

Friday, June 22, 2012

One of the largest book publishers will allow the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries to begin lending its e-books under a pilot program this August.

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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 si...

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Movie Date: 'Rock of Ages'

Friday, June 15, 2012

This week, Kristen and Rafer spray up their hair and pull out their leather pants for the new movie "Rock of Ages." Featuring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the movie is a port of the Broadway musical, written from a pastiche of classic 80's rock songs--got all that? Also on the Date: special guest Robin Goodwin, lead singer of the first all-female Motley Crue tribute band, Girls Girls Girls.

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E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and now libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles. But finding an e-book can be tough.

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Recovering in Joplin, One Year After Deadly Tornado

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

One year ago today, the devastating tornado in Joplin left 161 people dead, and hundreds more injured. Thousands of buildings were destroyed, including the town's high school, middle ...


With the Mobile Wallet, A Way to Change How You Pay

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thousands of New York City establishments are using the technology, though specific figures are difficult to determine. Last month, the city approved a pilot program for city taxis ...

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Would You Give Out Your Facebook Password in a Job Interview?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

As much as most Americans might like to think that their social networking profiles are part of their personal life, increasingly, that’s not the case. Chris Kukulski, city manager of...

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