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Femi Oke

News host and Reporter for The Takeaway

Femi Oke appears in the following:

Investing in Yourself: The Job Club

Friday, October 16, 2009

Almost 6 million people are currently unemployed in the United States. Trying to get a job in a volatile job market is proving so difficult that some job searchers are turning to prof...

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A Chat with Ms. Senior America 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Femi Oke talks with Gail King, Ms. New York Senior 2009 and newly-crowned Ms. Senior America 2009, in our studio. King is a twenty-year cancer survivor, has a masters degree from Sto...

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How to Spot a Winner: The Ms. Senior America 2009 Pageant

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Ms. Senior America Pageant is not exactly your grandmother’s pageant ... because your grandmother could be in it!  For 38 years the pageant has been promoting the idea that senior...
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Health Care Poetry Slam

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Takeaway's Femi Oke visited a town hall on health care reform that was unlike any other: part poetry slam, part politics. We bring you some of the voices from a health care debate...

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Rio vs. Chi-town: Olympics Decision Later Today

Friday, October 02, 2009

More than a hundred members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are meeting in Copenhagen to take a look at the final four presentations from four global cities that each wan...

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Harvard Classmate Remembers Kennedy

Friday, August 28, 2009

We talk with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who is waiting in line in Boston to pay his respects to Senator Kennedy. Arnold was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Cla...

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Abducted Woman Resurfaces After 18 Years

Friday, August 28, 2009

Police in California have been searching a house where a woman was apparently held prisoner for 18 years after being abducted as an 11-year-old. The police say the abducted woman, Jay...

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Seeing Doubles: Tennis Twins Defend their Game

Friday, August 28, 2009

The U.S. Open tennis championship starts on Monday and we're seeing doubles. Tennis champions Bob and Mike Bryan tell us about defending their doubles title at the U.S. Open. We ask t...

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Weekend Movies: Before Woodstock Was in Vogue

Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Friday, which is when we review the biggest movies coming out over the weekend. We speak to Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday about two highly anticipated films: Ang Lee's "T...

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Mourners Gather in Boston to Pay Respects

Friday, August 28, 2009

Those who loved Senator Ted Kennedy are standing in line to pay their respects, even at this early hour.  Kennedy lies in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston....

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Filling Kennedy's Senate Seat

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Massachusetts Governor’s office is feeling pressure from Capitol Hill to sign into law a bill the late Senator Edward Kennedy proposed. If ratified, the bill would give Governor D...

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Schwarzenegger-Signed Car, Anyone?

Friday, August 28, 2009

California's budget is still in terrible shape, so the cash-strapped state is having a garage sale. Starting today at a warehouse in Sacramento, the state will be selling more than a ...

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FDIC: Breaking the Piggy Bank

Friday, August 28, 2009

The FDIC, the body that insures the money we put into our bank accounts, is currently supporting 416 failed and "problem" banks. Is all that strain on our nation's banking backbone a ...

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Health Care Reform: Americans Abroad

Friday, August 28, 2009

We finish our week-long series of health care roundtables with a look beyond our borders. We speak to three Americans living abroad about the health care systems in other countries. C...

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Frank Bruni and a Life of Eating

Friday, August 28, 2009

Today on The Takeaway, we speak to the outgoing restaurant critic for The New York Times, Frank Bruni. Just as his stint on the food beat ends, he’s coming out with a book about his l...

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'Explosive' Meeting Between Karzai and Holbrooke

Friday, August 28, 2009

President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke had an "explosive" meeting the day after last week's presidential election at which Holbrooke raised concerns about bal...

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Troops' Families Speak About the War in Afghanistan

Friday, August 28, 2009

44 American servicemembers have died in Afghanistan so far in August, tying with July as the deadliest month yet for U.S. troops in that conflict. The increase in violence has reignit...

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Obamas Cuts Vacation Short for Kennedy Ceremony

Friday, August 28, 2009

President Obama and his family were supposed to be on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard all this week, but after several disruptions for official business, they're cutting their time-off ...

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Huge U.S. Debt an Economic Indicator?

Friday, August 28, 2009

This week the White House reported that the federal deficit is rising faster than expected. The projected 10-year deficit is now $9 trillion — that's $2 trillion more than previous es...

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All in the Family? Kennedy's Senate Succession

Friday, August 28, 2009

Will Ted Kennedy's Senate seat be filled by another Kennedy? Both Joe, Robert Kennedy's son, and Vicki, Ted's wife, have been mentioned as possible successors, but how well would they...

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