Femi Oke

News host and Reporter for The Takeaway

Femi Oke appears in the following:

Our recession hero: Behrooz the good broker

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This week, we sent Senior Editor Femi Oke out to bring your stories about the economic crisis back to the show. Sam Jordan was listening in New Jersey and sent us an e-mail. He wanted...
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Chronicle of a Persian wedding

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marjan Tehrani is an Iranian-American director/producer whose forthcoming documentary chronicles her brother Alex's wedding to Heather, an American woman from California. The couple t...


Greens, rice, fish...and Sean Penn: Cooking for Iranian New Year with filmmaker Marjan Tehrani

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version. Marjan Tehrani is a documentary filmmaker. Born and bred in the United States, Marjan had an American mother and an Ir...
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Channeling Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke for our Takeaway red carpet Oscar questions

Friday, February 20, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version (click "watch in high quality" for best quality). Have a question for an Oscar nominee? Place your vote in our red-carp...
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Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show’s special coverage of the presidential inauguration includes:

From Washington, DC: WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Siddhartha Mitter; plus The TakeAway’s Femi Oke; and Todd Zwillich of Capitol News Connection;

From New York City: WNYC’s Beth Fertig, Bob Hennelly, Arun Venugopal, Terrance McKnight, and Allison ...

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Back to the streets of Washington with Femi Oke

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We return to The Takeaway's Femi Oke who is staked out on the crowded streets of Washington, D.C. She is shoving her microphone in front of anyone who will talk to her (and some who w...

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An update from the crowded sidewalks of Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The streets and sidewalks of Washington, D.C. are filling up with excited people from across the nation and around the world as the final preparation for Barack Obama's swearing in as...


Backstage with the Lesbian and Gay Band Association

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In just a few hours the Lesbian and Gay Band Association will be making history as the first gay band to be included in an inaugural parade. During the Clinton era the LGBA were invi...


Washington buzzes with excitement over impending Inauguration

Monday, January 19, 2009

As the nation prepares for a new President, Washington, D.C. is filling up with excited Inauguration attendees from across the country. We check in with Femi Oke who is roaming the st...


Bye bye Crawford. Hello Hawaii.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

As the Bush administration fades in history, so will the little town of Crawford, Texas. The equivalent refuge in the Obama administration isn't really known. Obama is from Chicago...but he's also from Kahului, Hawaii.


Video: Femi's Fab Five

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Takeaway’s news anchor Femi Oke remembers the five top stories that made the team smile in 2008. The Singing Ambassador: Producer Kent DePinto talks about booking the U.S....
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Christmas Gifts Gone Wild

Friday, December 12, 2008

Takeaway culture correspondent Mary Elizabeth Williams looks off the beaten track to find you some of the coolest Christmas gifts around.

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Layoffs hit the virtual world as Reuters closes its Second Life bureau

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Virtual reality world Second Life loses a news bureau.

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Unconventional polls

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The most accurate polls around might be a little on the unconventional side: Halloween mask sales, schoolchildren, coffee cups, and cookies. Mary Beth Williams hits the streets o...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

The 2008 CMJ Music Marathon has attracted more than 1,000 artists. The annual New York music festival has a national reputation for showcasing new bands. Takeaway musician Jack Grace...


Oil reserves bring billions into Nigeria, but also conflict with MEND

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Nigeria is the fifth-largest supplier of crude oil to the United States. (The United States is Nigeria's biggest single export market.) Behind this lucrative business relationship, ...


Musician Terence Blanchard uses jazz to rebuild New Orleans

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Terence Blanchard is a prolific composer and musician. He’s written film scores for over thirty movies including, “Malcolm X”, “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts”, “Insid...


The conflict in Georgia sends shudders through former Russian satellite states

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Guests: Peter Semneby, the European Union’s special representative for the South Caucasus


The Phelps Effect

Friday, August 15, 2008

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version (click "watch in high quality" for best quality). Tameka, age 9, and Kayarah, age 8, love to watch the Olympic swim t...


Doctors talk about the state of research and treatment at AIDS conference

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City runs August 3 to 8, 2008. This year’s conference coincided with the startling revelation that the Centers for Disease Control and...