The discovery of a what's being called a Higgs-like particle brought us one step closer to figuring out how the universe came into existence. But why did the universe come into existence in the first place?
As the Obama and Romney campaigns set their sights on swing states, Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC’s It's a Free Country, follows along.
The uprising in Syria continues on as International governments and organizations try to battle the chaos brewing. Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International's senior crisis response advisor, recently visited Syrian villages to hear the civilians' greatest fears.
Actor John Leguizamo is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking one-man shows. A new documentary traces John Leguizamo's career from Mambo Mouth, his first major break, through the development and performance of Ghetto Klown, his latest show.
Medical technology developed over the past decades has made it easier for women to get pregnant, and now new research on ovarian transplants has the potential to take the pregnancy revolution one step further.
For journalist, author, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, one of the biggest mysteries about Iran was how the regime not only stayed in power, but remained relatively popular among the Iranian people during the Arab Spring. To find out, he took a road trip across Iran with two of his children, looking for an answer to that question.
All this week, The Takeaway reports on the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico, a country trying to cope with a number of pressing problems. Peter O’Dowd, news director of KJZZ in Arizona, discusses the candidates and the situation on the ground.
The 2012 election marks the first time in nearly seventy years that neither presidential candidate has served in the military. Is military experience necessary to be an effective commander-in-chief during wartime?
In a reality television scene dominated by “Jersey Shore” and “The Bachelor,” Sundance’s new series “Push Girls,” breaks the mold. “Push Girls” follows four disabled friends as they navigate work, relationships, and everyday activities from the view of a wheelchair. Two stars of "Push Girls," Angela Rockwood and Tiphany Adams, discuss their new show.
Reality television tells a million stories, of bachelorettes, adventurers, singers, dancers, family planning, and friends for life. In some cases, reality shows tell all these stories at the same time. That’s certainly the case with the new Sundance series “Push Girls.” But there is one thing that’s a little different about this series…all four women highlighted in the show are paralyzed from the neck down. Two of the stars of "Push Girls" - Angela Rockwood and Tiphany Adams - tell us more about themselves and the show.
Super PACs have raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars so far this year. Anna Sale, politics reporter for WNYC's It's a Free Country, explains the new planet of the presidential campaign "cash rush."
Although this morning the focus is on Egypt, right across the border Ariel Sharon is also in this "not dead" state. For two leaders that once went head to head, now they are so alive that when they are dead, they are still alive. In this audio essay, John Hockenberry asks: Can they ever die?
Two hundred years ago today, the War of 1812 began. The United States was still in its infancy when Congress declared war, but by the time the Americans and British signed the Treaty of Ghent in 1815, the U.S. had emerged from its adolescence into adulthood.
In 2005, Reverend Oliver White announced his support of gay marriage, and two-thirds of his congregation soon abandoned the church. The congregants left with their money, and in 2007, Reverend White was forced to take out a loan to keep the church afloat. Grace Community United now owes the bank $200,000, and the church is at great risk of closing its doors for good.
It's no secret that coming out is tough. No one can ever really gauge just how someone will react beforehand, no matter how close to you they may be. Now imagine that you're making millions of dollars in an industry that relies heavily on it's super macho image. This may seem like an unrealistic scenario, but for retired NFL player Wade Davis, this was an all too familiar reality.
It's been 20 years since a presidential debate was moderated by a woman. Why is that? What does the Commission on Presidential Debates look for in a moderator?
When we think about who liars and cheaters are in our society, we might think of politicians, bankers or lawyers. But if you really look at your own behavior, you are probably not too far behind.
Displays of bipartisanship in Congress are increasingly rare, and as the United States approaches another presidential election, the noise from super PAC-funded ads has become something of an unending background soundtrack to the campaigns.
Since the turn of the century, as black leaders like W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington took the national stage, African-American politicians have wrestled over the best strategy for black communities to gain political power. Fredrick Harris argues that President Obama's coalition-style politics, similar to those of Martin Luther King, Jr., are doing little to help the black community.
Our Follow Friday panel, journalist Farai Chideya and BBC World Update host Dan Damon, discusses the top stories of the past week, including the European debt crisis, Diamond Jubilee, White House leaks, Clinton gaffe, and the death of Ray Bradbury.