Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

Cities Across America Tackle Immigration Policy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

And as hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants begin applying for temporary legal status today, dozens of cities around the country have already begun changing their immigrat...


Testing the Psychology Behind Fonts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Last month, filmmaker Errol Morris published a quiz on The New York Times website that was seemingly about people's life outlooks. In actuality, it was testing something quite different.

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The Electric Guitar Turns 75

Friday, August 10, 2012

Seventy-five years ago today, music was transformed forever. It was the day the Electro String Corporation awarded the first-ever electric guitar patent. Rudy Pensa, a guitar expert a...

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Conservatives Push for a Romney-Ryan Ticket

Friday, August 10, 2012

Election Day is less than 100 days away, and the pressure is on Mitt Romney to announce a running mate. Many conservatives think Rep. Paul Ryan fits the bill.

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Oscar Pistorius Makes Big Strides for Disabled Athletes

Monday, August 06, 2012

Paralympian John Register reacts to Oscar Pistorius's performance and what it means for disabled athletes and for the future of the Paralympics.

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New Hospital Program Encourages Breast-Feeding by Limiting Access to Baby Formula

Thursday, August 02, 2012

"Latch on NYC," a program which will roll into effect September 3, will require that infants not be supplemented with formula unless it’s indicated on their medical records. But is th...

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Olympic Badminton Players Disqualified for Trying to Lose

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Eight Olympic badminton players were disqualified for throwing matches Tuesday evening. What does this mean for the 'Olympic Spirit'? Should we hold athletes at home to the same ethical standards?

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Louisiana Sex Offenders Must Make Their Status Public on Social Media

Friday, June 22, 2012

While the standards for sex offender registration and notification have always been high, a new law authored by Louisiana State Representative Jeff Thompson takes public disclosure on...

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The Invisible War: Fighting the Rape Crisis in the U.S. Military

Friday, June 22, 2012

Less than 14 percent of sexual assaults in the U.S. military are reported, and less than one tenth of one percent result in criminal convictions. A new documentary, "The Invisible War...

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Taking Stock: America's Changing Relationship with the Military

Friday, June 15, 2012

Former United States Air Force General Lloyd "Fig" Newton sat down with us to speak about America’s changing relationship with the U.S. military and the fate of our country’s future w...


Finding a Voice In Politics and In Islam

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What do Muslim American men think about their faith and the upcoming presidential election? The fact is they represent the gamut of America’s diversity. They are Republicans and Democ...

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Austrian Painter Gustav Klimt Back in the Spotlight

Friday, June 08, 2012

On the 150th anniversary of the birthday of famed Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, author Anne Marie O’Connor explores the cultural history of the artist’s work and the controversy behi...

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When Sesame Street Tunes Become the 'Songs of War'

Thursday, June 07, 2012

After learning that his beloved music was being used as a torture device at Guantanamo Bay, Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf set out to uncover the true connection between musi...

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Lawyer Fights for Syrians to Stay

Friday, June 01, 2012

On March 29, the Department of Homeland Security added Syria to the list of nations deemed so unstable that that temporary protected status is granted to the country’s nationals livin...


The Documents that Define America

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Since our country's founding, Americans have debated the speeches and tracts sacred to our founding, from the Exodus story to the Declaration of Independence. In this election year, p...

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Curbing Our Waste

Monday, April 30, 2012

Looking for ways to cut back the amount of garbage you're producing? We have some helpful hints!

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