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Jim Colgan

Jim Colgan appears in the following:

Riding the Waves in the Windy City

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Surfers in the Midwest are cheering this week because of a change to a Chicago law that makes it possible to take surfboards on the city's beaches. The Takeaway talks to surfer Vinc...

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Summer Movies: "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"

Friday, June 12, 2009

The latest summer blockbuster, which opens today, features a train in a starring role. It’s a remake of the 1974 film "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," which starred Walter Mattha...

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Get Smart! The Next Generation of Smartphones Is Here

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The iPhone is getting cheaper. Yesterday Apple announced it was slashing the price of the current iPhone in half just as it launches a new version, which is the third new model since ...

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Targeting Abortion Doctors

Monday, June 01, 2009

Dr. George Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions for decades, was murdered on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas, while he attended mass at his local church. Tiller was accused by anti-abor...

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No Sympathy For "Empathy"

Friday, May 29, 2009

A week is a long time in the politics of a word. And the word that defined the new Supreme Court nominee for Republicans– empathy– has taken on a rapidly different meaning from the on...

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The Koreas: So Close, So Uneasy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yesterday, North Korea's official news agency warned of a “powerful military strike” on South Korea if it searched the North’s ships. This came the same day that the North said that i...

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Should States Get Out of the Marriage Business?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The California Supreme Court stopped same sex couples from calling themselves married, even though they can have the same rights. But what if society decided that "marriage" is just a...

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After Prop 8: The Future of Gay Marriage in California

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Advocates for gay marriage in California hoped the State Supreme Court would overturn last November’s ballot initiative that took away the right to same-sex marriage, but their hopes ...

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'Information Ubiquity' Connects Swine Flu and the Kindle

Monday, May 11, 2009

Experts said our interconnected world was going to make outbreaks like H1N1 far worse than those that came before. But author Steven Johnson says that information spreads faster than ...

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Your RoboCall is About to Expire

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Steven Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel of Verizon Wireless, talks about their efforts to end the calls. Takeaway producer Jim Colgan, started the blog "the factory warranty on your vehicle is about to expire" to track the calls.

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If newspapers are dying, why aren't newspaper movies?

Friday, April 24, 2009

For months, if not years, the plight of the newspaper industry has been well documented. We've certainly covered it on numerous occasions. Circulation is down, reporters are being lai...

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Vice President Joe Biden pushes mass transit spending

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Instead of spending his Earth day out in the wilderness, Vice President Joe Biden held an event at a bus depot in Maryland. He was announcing a plan to spend $300 million in stimulus ...

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More bad news for U.S. automakers

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Things are not looking good for General Motors. The company is reportedly planning to shutter most of its factories in the U.S. for up to nine weeks beginning as early as next month. ...

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Bringing a war back down to earth

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When the Obama administration dropped the use of the phrase "War on Terror" earlier this month, it marked one of its most significant foreign policy shifts, according to writer Reza A...

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Bank bailout fund dwindles to a (paltry) $109 billion

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What can you buy for a $109 billion? That's the question the U.S. Treasury Department is asking itself as the TARP bank bailout fund has become a shell of its once robust self. The fu...

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Amazon gets hit over gay-themed books

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A strange thing happened yesterday on web megastore Amazon.com: all the gay-themed literature was suddenly recategorized as "adults only" and was removed from the all-important Amazon...

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Hackers play around with the next generation of technology

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Hacker Spaces" are physical spaces for ordinary people to play with electronics. But they're also helping to create the technology we'll see in our households years from now. Tak...

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Step inside a hacker space, where technology enthusiasts are making the next big inventions by having fun

Friday, April 10, 2009

PRI
WNYC
The promise of open source can be found in a dull commercial building in downtown Brooklyn. The fruits of this approach -- where people share ideas for others to build on -- a...
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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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Playing with radio: Behind the scenes of The Takeaway's "Where Are You?" game

Friday, April 10, 2009

PRI
WNYC
Friday morning's Takeaway started with an apparently simple question: Where are you and what are you doing? The next question might’ve been obvious: Why? Before we even explained it, ...
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