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Femi Oke

News host and Reporter for The Takeaway

Femi Oke appears in the following:

A year after visiting the food pantry, a grandmother leaves her foreclosed home

Thursday, April 30, 2009

When we spoke with Janie Larson a year ago, the soaring cost of oil, the rising cost of food and the months of unemployment that she had just emerged from had her going to a food bank...

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How prepared are the states for a swine flu pandemic?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The swine flu remains an "outbreak" not a "pandemic," but global health officials are warning that it could turn into one. The virus is now in at least 10 countries and World Health ...

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The New Orleans JazzFest is also a festival of food

Thursday, April 30, 2009

In New Orleans, the city's famed Jazz & Heritage Festival is underway. And of course, most people go for the music. But there's another side to JazzFest: the food. The Takeaway is joi...

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A review of President Obama's prime-time 100-days press conference

Thursday, April 30, 2009

President Barack Obama marked his first 100 days in office last night with a prime-time news conference. It was the third of Obama's presidency, and the first not dominated by the rec...

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Kids on the economy

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For high quality video, click the "HQ" button. The Takeaway's Femi Oke talks with middle school students in Brooklyn, New York, about how they’re dealing with the recession. Th...
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Last letters and parting shots: How to say goodbye at work

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's a sad fact of life, and particularly this economy, that people get laid off and fired from jobs. Femi Oke went out and found stories behind the statistics. She joins us with thei...

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Turmoil grows in Thailand

Monday, April 13, 2009

In Bangkok, anti-government protests have turned violent. Supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra are calling for the removal of the current ruler, Abhisit Vejjajiva, w...

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A closer look at school governance under mayoral control

Monday, April 13, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently advocated in favor of mayoral control of big-city schools. It is a system that is already in cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago a...

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A sudden death close at the Masters

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia came to an extraordinary close yesterday with a sudden death victory by Angel Cabrera, the first Argentine in history to win the tournament....

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Olympic committee in Chicago meets neighborhood resistance

Monday, April 13, 2009

The International Olympic committee's visit in Chicago created quite a stir, because the positive responses from the committee's members made it seem that Chicago was a viable contend...

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A showdown over student loans is the latest budget battle

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Obama administration appears to be headed for a tough battle with the private student loan industry and its supporters in Congress. The Congressional Budget Office wants to forgo ...

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The pirate's life: The romantic allure vs. the grim reality

Monday, April 13, 2009

The world breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when the captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama was rescued unharmed from Somali pirates who had held him hostage for five days. Bu...

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This week's agenda with Marcus Mabry

Monday, April 13, 2009

It's Monday and once again we are asking New York Times International Business Editor Marcus Mabry to peer into his crystal ball and give us a clue as to the week ahead. This week his...

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Captain Richard Phillips freed after fire fight with Somali pirates

Monday, April 13, 2009

For five long days Richard Phillips, the captain of the American cargo ship Maersk Alabama, was held captive on a lifeboat by Somali pirates. In a dramatic rescue yesterday U.S. Navy ...

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The Clean Coal Tell-All

Monday, April 13, 2009

What have you heard about clean coal? That it involves vats of liquid carbon dioxide annexed away underground? That it's dangerous? That it's never been done before? In an exclusive i...

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Watch your head! Keeping yourself sane in hard economic times

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tough economic times aren’t just hitting us in the pocket, they’re hitting many of us in the head as well. Last week Pam Belluck from the New York Times reported on the heightened psy...

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In the wake of bombings, America still hopes for withdrawal from Iraq

Monday, April 13, 2009

Yesterday a roadside bomb killed an American serviceman north of Baghdad. And on Friday, five U.S. soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which ...

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The thrill of checking in with our listeners

Friday, April 10, 2009

As a follow up to our experiment of asking people to check in with The Takeaway as they go about their daily lives, we turn to the man who suggested the project to begin with, our pro...

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Wangari Maathai discusses "The Challenge for Africa"

Friday, April 10, 2009

When Wangari Maathai suggested to women in her village that they should plant trees for fire wood and to stop soil erosion, she had no idea that this simple act of planting trees woul...

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Who will be the master of the Masters?

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia started yesterday with a wild start by Chad Campbell who threatened the record books by almost breaking the score for most under par on one ...

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