Jillian Weinberger

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Knowing Your Neighbors: Boston Bombers Lived 200 Yards Away

Thursday, April 25, 2013

After the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, residents in the city have come together in a sign of resilience. On The Takeaway this week, we're talking about the importance of residents getting to know their neighbors, especially during times of crisis or tragedy. For Hassan Malik, little did he know that the Boston bombers lived just 200 yards from his home.


Fitting in: Immigrant Children and Assimilation

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fifteen percent of the U.S. immigrant population is between the ages of five and seventeen. Immigrant children often face a number of barriers to integration or assimilation: many arrive speaking only their native language, and many have witnesses serious violence in their homelands. Whether the Tsanaev brothers had difficulties integrating into American society as young immigrants is unknown, but the Tsarnaev case does highlight the issues many immigrant children face in the United States.

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An Inconvenient Truth: Mounting Evidence Syria Crossed 'Red Line'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

There are now three nations saying they have evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. Israel's senior military intelligence analyst said the regime used chemical weapons "repeatedly" last month and France and Britain also wrote confidential letters to the United Nations with physical proof behind this claim.


Terrorist: An Evolving Term

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Like the definition of 'weapons of mass destruction,' the definitions of 'terrorism' and 'terrorist' are being challenged, extended and twisted in the Boston bombing case and others.

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Hunger Strikes: The Latest from Gitmo and the History

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay is just the latest use of a protest technique that has been adopted by activists of all stripes, all around the world. Sharman Apt Russell, Professor of writing at Western New Mexico State University, explains the history of the hunger strike.


Remembering the Atlanta Olympics in the Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In 1996, a bomb ripped through Atlanta's Olympic Centennial Park, in the midst of the Games. The blast killed one woman and injured 111. Kevin Sack covered the 1996 Olympics for Takeaway partner The New York Times, and he reflects on the Boston Marathon bombing and its similarities to Atlanta in 1996.


Can Companies Patent Human Genes?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Can companies patent human genes? That's the question before the Supreme Court today, as the justices hear arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

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On the Ground in South Korea

Friday, April 12, 2013

After a week of aggressive threats from North Korea, Pyongyang continues to warn of an imminent missile test, possibly on Monday, the birthday of Kim Il-sung, the late founder of North Korea. This week, the BBC’s Dan Damon has been hosting his program "World Update" from South Korea. Dan traveled to the banks of the Imjin River, at the border between North and South where he found a range of perspectives on Peninsula’s conflict.


Gun Owners React to Senate's New Proposals

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold the first procedural vote on major gun control legislation since 1993. Compromise seems to be in the air, as Senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin indicated in a joint press conference yesterday.

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An Open Line of Communication with Pyongyang?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As North Korea continues to ramp up its rhetoric, new details have emerged about American diplomatic policy toward North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un. It seems that the communications channels between United States and North Korea may be more open than previously realized. 

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How Democracy Made Its Way from the Halls of Ancient Athens to the Streets of Cairo

Monday, April 08, 2013

Longtime activist and professor David Graeber helped found the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 and even coined the phrase "We are the 99%." While Occupy encampments are no longer a staple of cities across the United States, Graeber credits the movement with jump-starting a broader shift toward radical democracy in America, as he explains in his new book, "The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement." 

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Is the Catholic Church Evolving on Homosexuality?

Friday, April 05, 2013

Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost and longtime reporter on the Catholic Church, examines the election and actions of Pope Francis and discusses what they mean for the future of the Church.

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Roger Ebert: Legacy of a Film Legend

Friday, April 05, 2013

For 45 years, Roger Ebert was a critical tour de force. As film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, as half of the review dreamteam, Siskel and Ebert and the Movies, and, in his later life, as a prolific blogger, Ebert reached generations of film-goers even after he lost the ability to speak.

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The Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed by Takeaway partner The New York Times, finds the rate of A.D.H.D. diagnosis has exploded over the last decade.


What's Up Next for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

When Congress returns from its two-week recess, next week, immigration will be the first thing on the agenda. But the United States already has a few different guest worker programs in place. How will they be impacted? Will the changes be effective?

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How an Anonymous Rider Functionally Deregulated GMOs

Monday, April 01, 2013

Thanks to continuing resolution passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week, lawmakers managed to avoid a government shut-down. But at the last minute, an anonymous senator included a rider called the "Monsanto Protection Act," which functionally deregulated the process for approving genetically-modified crops.

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The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans (an applicant who listens to rap music, for example), while a black applicant who seems to fulfill white stereotypes (listening to classical music, perhaps) is likely to be judged in a positive light.

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Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as an institution in the United States.

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Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels.

+ Brian Lehrer Show: Gay Marriage Demonstrations Live from National Mall

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