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Farai Chideya

Political Contributor

Farai Chideya appears in the following:

This Week's Agenda with Marcus Mabry and Jonathan Marcus

Monday, July 13, 2009

This week in The Takeaway's Monday agenda: the Senate confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, the health care debate continues, bank earnings out this week may cause some controvers...

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Tales of a Traveling First Family

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Obamas arrived back home this weekend after a two-week trip through Europe and Africa. Michelle Obama with her mom and two kids joined the president in Moscow, and from there wen...

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A Preview of Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She is President Obama's first appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, and if she is con...

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Sotomayor's Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today is opening day of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The Takeaway talks to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich on what to expect. (Todd w...

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Remembering the King of Pop

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died yesterday afternoon at the age of 50. Details of his death will not be known until a full autopsy is done. But what we do know is the legacy he ...

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[Web Special] Michael and the American Imagination

Friday, June 26, 2009

Just months after our President proved that you can be born black in America and achieve the highest heights, the life of Michael Jackson offers a very different narra...
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U.S. and China Heat Up the Global-Warming Debate

Friday, June 12, 2009

Top climate change officials from China and the U.S. met this week in Beijing to hash out a pre-Copenhagen plan for cutting greenhouse gas. The two countries are the world’s top two g...

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Stanley Cup: Will the Red Wings Cheer Up Detroit?

Friday, June 12, 2009

With the auto industry in crisis, Detroit residents are looking to their NHL team, the Red Wings, to bring a smile to their city. Tonight the Red Wings battle the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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Urban Planning and the Environment

Friday, June 12, 2009

For the last twenty five years, America has built-up the suburbs. But now Americans are beginning to rethink whether these communities are environmentally sustainable. Joining The Tak...

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South Africa: HIV Infections May Be Declining At Last

Friday, June 12, 2009

The news out of South Africa this week indicates there's something for the HIV-stricken country to celebrate. A new report says that HIV infections among young teens are down. In add...

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Social Media in Iran Elections

Friday, June 12, 2009

Iran’s media operate under the tight control of a special government court. But many Iranian voters are turning to social media technology to express their views and debate political ...

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In Australia, a Rise in Attacks on Indian Students

Friday, June 12, 2009

Demonstrators are protesting in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, where dozens of assaults against Indian students have been reported in the past year. Australian Prime Minister Kevin ...

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Summer Movies: "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"

Friday, June 12, 2009

The latest summer blockbuster, which opens today, features a train in a starring role. It’s a remake of the 1974 film "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," which starred Walter Mattha...

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Denver's Design for the Future: The "New Suburbia"

Friday, June 12, 2009

In Denver, Colorado, a group of urban planners and architects gather this week to debate urban design. How can suburbia and downtown get closer? Joining The Takeaway from Denver is El...

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Riding the Rails: Upgrading Transportation in Denver

Friday, June 12, 2009

Like many cities, Denver is struggling to connect its suburbs to its downtown, and to create a new kind of city center. Continuing our series on the New Urbanism, The Takeaway talks...

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Ideology or the Economy? Iranians Head to the Polls

Friday, June 12, 2009

It’s election day in Iran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing a tough challenge from Mir Hossein Mousavi, a moderate former prime minister. Outsiders may see this as an ideologic...

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Holocaust Museum Shooter: A History of Hate

Thursday, June 11, 2009

An 88-year-old white supremacist walked into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. yesterday with a rifle, fatally shooting a security guard. The alleged sho...

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Hate Crimes: The Holocaust Museum Shooting

Thursday, June 11, 2009

An 88-year-old white supremacist with a rifle walked into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, fatally wounding a security guard. The gunman was identified by law enforcement ...

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The Human Cost of Zimbabwe's Troubles

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tvangirai, is in Washington this week to meet with President Obama. He’s here to garner support for Zimbabwe’s power-sharing “Unity” government....

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Is Obama's Body Language Friendly or a Power Play?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

When Obama meets with top leaders and government officials, he often puts an arm around their shoulders. To some, this could be seen as a friendly gesture, but to others it's a power ...

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