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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Jennifer Hsu

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Jimmy Fallon's week in review

Friday, March 06, 2009

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Jimmy Fallon now sits in the throne of late-night giants Conan O'Brien and David Letterman, but it's been a tough week for the former Saturday Night Live star. Troy Patterson, the TV critic for Slate, reviews the first week of NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Listen to the full Takeaway segment with Troy Patterson here.
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Takeaway guest host Farai Chideya on the art of staying connected to her audience

Thursday, March 05, 2009

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Your food may be organic, but that doesn't mean it's safe

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

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Over the past few years a rash of food-related illnesses caused by everything from tomatoes to spinach to peanut butter has sparked nationwide concern over food safety. Conventional wisdom has always said you can assure your food is safe by buying organic. But New York Times reporter Kim Severson did some digging and she found that organic certification has nothing to do with food safety.

Listen to the full Takeaway segment with Kim Severson here
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Environmentally friendly solar flashlight brings light to Africa's poorest villages

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

In undeveloped nations such as Eritrea, Haiti, or Cameroon, light is a luxury. Mark Bent thinks that's unacceptable.

Bent, a former American diplomat and Houston oilman, is CEO and founder of SunNight Solar, a company that has created solar powered flashlights that they are now spreading throughout the world by way of private donors, the United Nations and organizations such as Direct Relief International.

The Takeaway ran into Bent at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City on February 27th, where he happily pulled apart his product for us. The flashlights, the shape of which reminded me of a Pantene-Pro V shampoo bottle, are made of LED lights and a plastic case. They nab their power from three recyclable batteries that are re-charged by a solar panel that graces the side of the flashlight. In total, the panel provides power for up to 2,000 nights, and the batteries last about two years.

Bent was at the conference to participate in an expert panel titled, "Green Design For Good." When asked about using plastic in his product (a material that doesn't scream sustainability) Bent replied, "I'm willing to live with ABS plastic because I can get people to read." The former Navy man's flashlight do more than help people read. They cut down on the need for kerosene lanterns, which improves lung health, as well as allow villages and refugee camps to function safely after dark. Women are protected from sexual assault, refugees can use the lamps to deter thieves, and farmers can keep away wild animals.

Bent sat down with us post-conference to dish on how his flashlights promote gender equality and safety around the world, and why pink is his favorite color.
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Ypsilanti, anyone? Guest host WDET news program director Jerome Vaughn demystifies Detroit pronunciation for The Takeaway

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Channeling Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke for our Takeaway red carpet Oscar questions

Friday, February 20, 2009

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Have a question for an Oscar nominee? Place your vote in our red-carpet poll here.
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Mark Bittman is thinking outside the (cereal) box for breakfast

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Mark Bittman had one thought on breakfast: YAWNNN! So he decided to shake things up and started serving up breakfast items you would more closely associate with dinner. Things like black olives, miso, dried tomatoes, bok choy, and roasted carrots. Mark Bittman joins us with a stirring defense for serving wheat berries with soy sauce.

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Take Two: Soap operas about safe sex...on a cellphone near you

Friday, February 13, 2009

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Today in Take Two, a new video series where we go behind-the-scenes with The Takeaway's hosts, John Hockenberry pulls out his iPhone to watch a little safe-sex soap opera, while WNYC healthcare reporter Fred Mogul explores some of this new project's finer points.

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More from Bill Weihl, Google's Green Energy Czar

Thursday, February 05, 2009

How much energy does a Google search take?



The future of geothermal energy



The future of high-altitude wind energy



The future of solar thermal energy

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Google's search: It's all about energy

Thursday, February 05, 2009


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The little black box that reveals your energy-guzzling ways

Thursday, February 05, 2009


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For the algae company Bionavitas, one problem solved for making biofuels

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


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John Hockenberry, powered by biofuel

Tuesday, February 03, 2009



The Takeaway is on a Power Trip, taking an in-depth look at the future of energy: technologies, ideas, innovators, and your stories about the one thing that you won't give up to save energy.

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Welcome to the World Economic Forum, please leave a message

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A message from the welcoming committee at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

For the actual news from Davos, listen to our segment with the New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin.

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Behind the scenes with the first gay and lesbian band to march in a presidential inauguration parade

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Introducing The Wire: Connecting Takeaway listeners to the streets of D.C. on Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Video: Should I be sad, sober and serious about Blagojevich?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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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. ambassador for Paraguay for his newly discovered singing talent.

Banjo brain surgery: Femi Oke talks about Eddie Adcock, the musician who played his banjo while having brain surgery.


Grease Is the Word: When producer Noel King found out that thieves were stealing grease from restaurants, she did some detective work to find a real Grease Detective.


Joking with Terrance McKnight: The Takeaway’s music contributor Terrance McKnight tells all about the moment when he suddenly lost the power of speech.


Milking a story: Newswriter Stephanie Hughes recalls her first day on the job and an unforgettable story about P.E.T.A. and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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