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Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

Church Seeks to Win Back Long-Lapsed Catholics

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Drawing back lapsed Catholics to the church, has been a concern of Pope Benedict XVI, who will officially resign from office on February 28. The Takeaway considers the success of efforts to reach those who have left the Church, including the "Catholics Come Home" initiative.

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Capturing the Art that Defined Egypt's Revolution

Thursday, February 07, 2013

There are many ways to tell the story of what has happened in Egypt since the start of the revolution two years ago. Journalist Christopher Lydon chose the art created by Egypt’s leading novelists, architects, poets, musicians, and painters.

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Diagnosing Parkinson's With Some Math and a Phone Call

Monday, February 04, 2013

Millions of people around the world suffer from Parkinson’s disease, but not everyone who has the neurological disease has easy access to a diagnosis. Mathematician Max Little has been obsessed with trying to find a simpler way to detect Parkinson’s outside the clinic, and after seven years of work, he may be onto something.

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Harvard to Conduct $100 Million Study to Make Football Safer

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The N.F.L. players union is teaming up with Harvard University in a $100 million study that will be conducted over ten years, to research, treat, and attempt to prevent injuries and other long-term health problems for its members. Dr. Lee Nadler is co-director of the study.

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Meet Massachusetts's Newest U.S. Senator

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yesterday a new day dawned on Massachusetts, as John Kerry bid farewell to his post as U.S. senator. His replacement, William "Mo" Cowan, will serve until a permanent successor is chosen in the June 25th special election. Callie Crossley, host of Boston Public Radio, shares more about Cowan and his selection.

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Has the Government Let Wall Street Bankers Off Too Easily?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

As President Obama begins his second term, no senior Wall Street executives have yet been held criminally liable for the alleged fraud that led to the mortgage crisis. A new Frontline documentary, produced by our partner WGBH, investigates the Justice Department’s reluctance to indict Wall Street bankers. Martin Smith is the producer and correspondent for the film.

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What Would It Take to Stop Texting While Driving?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We all know it’s not safe to text and drive. And many states have passed laws to cut down on the practice. But states like Massachusetts are finding that it can be a challenge enforcing these laws. Lt. Victor Flaherty of the West Bridgewater Police works to enforce the Massachusetts anti-texting laws that went into effect in 2010.

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New Documentary from PBS Shows the Brewing of a Debt Limit Battle

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

President Barack Obama will soon begin his second term in office. A new Frontline documentary, produced by our partner WGBH, examines Obama's role as a negotiator on tough issues including the debt ceiling, and considers how the decisions taken during Obama's first term could potentially play out in the next four years of his presidency.

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Gawker Publishes the Names of People Who Own Guns in New York City

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A growing number of news organization have responded to the recent incidents of gun violence by publishing lists from public records of the names and — sometimes the addresses — of gun owners in communities in the Northeast. Randy Cohen was the writer of The Ethicist column for The New York Times Magazine for 12 years.

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Investigating the Underground Trade of Human Trafficking

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In his new series, "Underground Trade", Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for Takeaway partner WGBH, examines how poor women from mostly Asian countries are being forced into prostitution in American cities.

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A.I.G. Considers Bailout Lawsuit

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The insurance giant A.I.G. would like to thank you for bailing them out a few years ago. They'd also like to sue you. Michael de la Merced of The New York Times explains why.

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40 Years On: The Battle Over Roe v. Wade

Friday, January 04, 2013

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In her cover story for Time Magazine, staff writer Kate Pickert explains why she believes the abortion-rights cause is in crisis, and the pro-life movement is winning the fight over abortion rights.

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What We Can Learn from the Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Thursday, January 03, 2013

In February 1989, after nine long years, the last Soviet troops left Afghanistan. Today, as the United States transitions out of the country, Nikolas Gvosdev, professor of national security studies at the U.S. Naval War College, says that Americans have plenty of lessons to learn from the Soviet withdrawal. 

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Comets to Watch for in 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Comet ISON is expected to pass close to earth in late 2013 and when it does, it could be one of the brightest comets seen in many years, perhaps even brighter than the full Moon. The American Museum of Natural History's Denton Ebel talks about Comet ISON and other spectacular comets.

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What It's Like to Grow Up "Troubled" in Connecticut

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

As the debate over gun control is relaunched in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there is another conversation taking place over the mental health resources available to troubled youth like the shooter, Adam Lanza. Rick Moody is someone who has thought a lot about access to mental health services. He's the author of "The Ice Storm," and he recalls being a "troubled kid in Connecticut."

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Teen Innovator from Sierra Leone Wows MIT

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How do you get from a culture that depends on aid to a culture that promotes innovation? The story of Kelvin Doe, a 16-year-old from the West African nation of Sierra Leone, offers hope. David Sengeh, a PhD student at MIT, recently arranged for Doe to visit the United States.

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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on Effort to Promote Human Rights

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Congress recently approved a law that honors Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who reportedly uncovered massive tax fraud in Russia that involved several Russian tax officials. After Magnitsky confronted those officials with his evidence, he was arrested and detained in a Moscow prison, where he died three years ago. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, is the author of the law.

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A Map for Finding Our Fiscal Way

Friday, December 07, 2012

There are likely many images that spring to mind when considering the "fiscal cliff," but for the dean of Columbia Business School, Glenn Hubbard, the looming austerity crisis brings back memories of summer vacations in Ogunquit, Maine: a scenic coastal walk along a narrow path on a cliff. Hubbard says there is a safe way down the rocky path to reach the beach below, but you just need to find the right way to get there. Hubbard was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. He explains why our system was set up to create a "fiscal cliff" in the first place.

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Life One Year After a Double-Hand Transplant

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Back in 2002, Richard Mangino lost both his forearms and part of his legs after contracting a bloodstream infection. Last year, he received two new hands in a 12-hour transplant operation performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac was the leader of Mangino’s transplant team.

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Widespread Corruption Uncovered at Kabul Bank

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

According to our partner The New York Times, hundreds of millions of dollars from the Kabul Bank were spirited out of country — some smuggled in airline food trays — to foreign bank accounts. Matt Rosenberg is in Kabul for our partner The New York Times. He's seen all 277 pages of the official audit.

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