Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

How Children Become Good Adults

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Do we become empathetic human beings by nature or nurture? Dr. Perri Klass, a primary care pediatrician, explored the topic in "Understanding How Children Develop Empathy," a recent a...

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Pittsburgh One of Only Three U.S. Cities to Have Fully Recovered from the Recession

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The third stop on our road to recovery is in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh officially reached pre-2007 levels for both GDP per capita and employment, and its most recent unemployment levels ...

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Michigan House Passes Right-to-Work Law

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Despite the shouts of angry union member protesters at rallies in Lansing yesterday, the Michigan Legislature approved the right-to-work legislation with a 58-to-52 vote by the House....

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'Right-to-Work' Passes in Michigan

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Labor activists in Michigan could face a historic defeat this week against a "right-to-work" bill that lawmakers have reconvened over today, and which Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ha...

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Dallas Is One of Only Three U.S. Cities that Has Recovered Fully from the Recession

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last week the Brookings Institution named Knoxville, Dallas, and Pittsburgh the only three American cities to have officially emerged from the recession. And Dallas is not just an oil...

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Are Holiday Bonuses a Good Investment for Companies?

Monday, December 10, 2012

When Markus Dohle, the chief executive of Random House, announced at the company holiday party that each and every employee who had been with the company for a year — from top executi...

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Knoxville One of Three American Cities "Fully Recovered" from Great Recession

Monday, December 10, 2012

What do Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Knoxville have in common? Recent findings from the Brookings Institution show that these three cities are the only major metropolitan areas in the Uni...

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Conditions for Syrian Refugees Continue to Worsen

Friday, December 07, 2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit refugee camps in Turkey today, but life for Syrian exiles is deteriorating quickly as cold sets in and food runs out. Dr. Luay Alkotob just...

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Students Fight for Colleges to Drop Fossil Fuel Holdings

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Climate change never found its way into the 2012 presidential campaign, but college students across dozens of campuses have launched a campaign of their own. Their goal is to divest u...

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Palestinian-Americans Experience Unrest in their Homes from Afar

Monday, November 19, 2012

The death toll from fighting between Israel and Hamas continues to rise. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry and our partner The New York Times, the death toll in Palestine d...

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Hamas in the Gaza Strip

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hostilities in the Middle East escalated over the weekend as rockets targeting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were launched by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza. Rashid Khalidi, pr...

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Advice for Obama as He Transitions to His Second Term

Thursday, November 08, 2012

President Obama won reelection on Tuesday night, granting him another four years in the White House. As President Obama transitions to his second term, how should he choose his polic...

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Obama Wins a Second Term

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

After months of campaigning and over a billion dollars spent, Mitt Romney faced defeat last night from his headquarters in Boston. Despite his loss, Romney insisted that the principle...

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The Tea Party After the Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the wake of a sharp defeat by the Democrats and President Obama, Republicans are left struggling to refocus the party's direction. Meanwhile, Tea Party advocates have grown increas...

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David Frum on Yesterday's Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The votes are in, and two political strategists join us to discuss the election's outcome, and the long campaign season at last drawing to a close. David Frum is a Republican strategi...

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Which Party Will Control the Senate?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The president and his opponent are receiving most of America’s attention today. But there are crucial Senate races unfolding across the country with the power to swing control in eith...

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Senate Races to Watch: Indiana and Wisconsin

Monday, November 05, 2012

The battle for the Senate will come to a close tomorrow, but before it does, we’ve got two more races to watch before Election Day arrives. Mary Beth Schneider, political reporter at...

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Laughing at Election Year Politics with Lizz Winstead

Monday, November 05, 2012

The election season would be downright depressing, if not for the laughs. What better person to help us laugh at the long and arduous election year than Lizz Winstead, political satir...

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Senate Races to Watch: Connecticut and Missouri

Friday, November 02, 2012

Senate races are tightening around the country, and we’re back on their trail today to take a look at the races in two key states: Connecticut and Missouri. Jason Rosenbaum is a polit...

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Small Business Owners Cope with Loss

Friday, November 02, 2012

Despite the optimistic outlook that the urgent need to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy will result in the creation of jobs, small businesses in New York have taken a huge hit.  New York...

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