Ibby Caputo

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.


Treating The Injured in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines last month, killing nearly 6,000 people and injuring more than 26,000. In the aftermath of the crisis, relief workers headed to the region to try and help millions of people affected by the storm. Dr. Selwyn Mahon, a disaster medicine fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, reflects on his experience in the devastated city of Tacloban.


The Future of Pharmacies & Lethal Injections in Missouri

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The State of Missouri has a controversial new protocol for executions, put in place only last month, and about to be put into practice for the first time this week. It is now illegal for the state to name the manufacturer, supplier, or compounding pharmacy who is selling the execution drug to the state. Political reporter Chris McDaniel has been covering the controversy for St. Louis Public Radio. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the latest developments surrounding the death penalty in Missouri.

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The Woman Without A Memory, And What She Says About All of Us

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lonni Sue Johnson suffers from what's called profound amnesia. She can't form new memories or bring up old memories. But while her brain doesn't work the way it should, it does give us profound clues about how our brains work and can be improved. Michael Lemonick is a contributor to Time Magazine, where his piece about Johnson "The Muse of Memory" is published this week.

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In Boston, Signs of the Homeless Get Colorful Makeovers

Monday, September 16, 2013

A new, provocative art project in Boston seeks to raise awareness of homelessness. Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama have started a program called “Signs for the Homeless,” which invites artists in Massachusetts to give the drab cardboard signs of the local homeless colorful makeovers. A Cambridge, MA street worker, Hope talks about a provocative art project that's trying to raise awareness of homelessness.  

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The Story Behind Snowden's Leaks

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, along with columnist Glenn Greenwald, helped Edward Snowden expose the NSA. Peter Maass, an investigative reporter, recently conducted an interview with Snowden, who is an international fugitive, that will be published in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine. Here Maass tells the story behind Snowden's leaks.

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Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

On Tuesday, the State Department advised all Americans in Yemen to leave the country because of "the continued potential for terrorist attacks." Yalda Hakim, a BBC World News correspondent, has done extensive reporting in Yemen for BBC World News. Gregory Johnsen is author of “The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia.” Johnsen and Hakim join The Takeaway to provide an update on combating the war on terror in Yemen.


Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Opponents of a controversial new Texas abortion measure, like Lillian Ortiz, a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, says the law disproportionately affects poor women, especially Latinas. But Texas State Representative Jason Villalba, a Republican from Dallas, supported the measure and says there is no basis behind the argument that Texas' law disproportionately affects poor women, and particularly those of color.

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Fertility After 35: Cutting Through the Junk Science

Monday, June 24, 2013

According to the C.D.C., a woman’s chances of having a baby "decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30." Dr. Anne Steiner says that's an exaggeration, and that while fertility does decline with age, most women who want to conceive in their 30s will be able to. Erin White-Ulvi is a new mom who says that her doctor advised her to start thinking about having children when she was 29-years-old, warning that her fertility would soon be declining. 

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Young Athletes & Predatory Coaches in USA Swimming

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The issue of rampant sexual abuse within the military has been back in the headlines in recent weeks, but a similar story of abuse within a big American institution is getting less play in the news. Just last week former USA Swimming coach Rick Curl was convicted of sexually abusing Kelly Currin, one of his swimmers. Currin alleges that officials within U.S. swimming knew about the abuse and did nothing. Katherine Starr, Olympic Swimmer and Founder and President of Safe4Athletes, weighs in.

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The Affordable Care Act in a State that Has Embraced It

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

While implementation of the Affordable Care Act differs from state to state, Colorado has mostly embraced the ACA, tailoring the law to fit the state's needs. Dr. Michael Pramenko, a family physician from Grand Junction, Colorado, offers his perspective on how the law will affect his practice and his patients.

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How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Independent Care Providers?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Obama administration has said that the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges are very good news for people who don't have affordable insurance coverage through their workplaces or have been in and out of the market. But is it good news for independent health care providers? One provider says that because of the ACA, his practice is losing revenue.

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Update on the Boston Manhunt

Friday, April 19, 2013

Joining us for an update on the latest on the manhunt in the Boston area is Ibby Caputo, reporter at WGBH. She’s been on the ground both in Watertown and Cambridge since very early this morning.


African Author Chinua Achebe Dies at 82

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chinua Achebe, the famed Nigerian writer, died today at age 82. He was a political figure, an essayist, and a voice of the African experience in the 20th century. His book "Things Fall Apart" started a global conversation that is still going on.


Despite Sequester, Feds Award Grants to Prevent Domestic Abuse Homicides

Monday, March 18, 2013

In an era when the Violence Against Women Act has proven to be hugely divisive, and budgets are being slashed because of the sequester, the Department of Justice has awarded millions in grant money to domestic violence prevention programs.

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Forget Organ Donation, Scientists Are Now Printing Body Parts

Monday, February 25, 2013

3D printing is a dynamic new technology that promises to revolutionize how we manufacture and create things. Still in its early stages of development, it’s already being used to make chocolate, guns, and even body parts. How does it work and where does it go from here? Lawrence Bonasser is a professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell. Max Lobovsky is the founder of FormLabs, a start-up company that is creating a more affordable professional 3D printer.

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John Kerry Begins Work as Secretary of State, Facing Iran, Drone War

Monday, February 04, 2013

Experienced as John Kerry is with diplomacy, negotiating foreign policy in regions volatile to the U.S. will not be an easy task. Journalist Stephen Kinzer offers a few theories for how Kerry will confront the crises of the moment, including Iran and the ever-expanding drone war.

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Pre-Trial Hearing for Khalid Sheik Mohammed Begins Today

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-trial hearings start today in Guantanamo in the case against the alleged mastermind of the September 11, terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Slaves Freed 150 Years Ago Today

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

It's been 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Historian and novelist A.J. Verdelle talks about what this meant for the millions who were freed. 

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Secretary of State Nomination Could Bring Another Senate Race for Massachusetts

Monday, December 24, 2012

Senator Scott Brown may have lost his seat to Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, but his campaign has new life. With John Kerry well on his way to head up the State Department, Brown has a chance to fill his empty seat. Political writer David Bernstein discusses who might be Brown's challenger.