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Jim Colgan

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What are you doing right now?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Today the Takeaway is asking, "What are you doing right now and what's on your mind?" When we asked a similar question last week we got hundreds of responses. But some people said the...

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Dooce blogger Heather B. Armstrong explains it all (to her kid that is)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Dooce blogger Heather B. Armstrong earns a living revealing personal details — an act that actually got her fired from her job as a web designer seven years ago. Since then she's made...

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The Netherlands confronts Muslim tensions

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

If Turkey succeeds in its bid to join the European Union, it would become the most populous state in the EU. But European countries are divided over the issue of allowing a predominan...

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Where you at? Foursquare maps it out

Friday, April 03, 2009

There’s a new web tool that’s getting a lot of buzz right now called Foursquare. It's a program that encourages you to “check in” with the system whenever you go to an interesting – o...

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Film shows life, death of Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands

Friday, March 20, 2009

Back in 1981, in the United Kingdom, a group of men from the Irish Republican Army made headlines. They were imprisoned in a British jail in Belfast, Ireland. They said they were...

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The Pope continues his African tour

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pope Benedict is continuing his first trip through Africa as Pontiff. He's arriving in Angola right now and, as more than half of Angolans are Catholic, the excitement is high. Search...

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Caring for the least of us: The ethics of health care reform

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

President Obama will move to tackle health care next week and he is expected to touch on the subject in his address to Congress tonight. He announced Monday that he will convene a sum...

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And the winner is...Your six-word mottos for the state of the states

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Takeaway Contributor Stephen Dubner, who co-authors the Freakonomics book and blog, asked his readers to come up with a six-word motto for the United States. Our listeners joined in ...

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New family in the neighborhood: The Obamas and Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The election of Barack Obama brought, for the first time, a black family to the White House. But more than that: there’s a new black family in the neighborhood. Long a haven of ambiti...

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Gov. Paterson to name Kirsten Gillibrand to U.S. Senate

Friday, January 23, 2009

Just a few hours ago, New York Governor David Paterson picked Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. for Hillary Clinton's now-vacant Senate seat. The governor will formally announce his pic...

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Irritating English phrases

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

At this moment in time, we’re going to interface with someone who will hopefully tell us why words adversely impact so many people. Are we annoying you yet? Jeremy Butterfield might k...

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Amity Shlaes on separating bank and state

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"From the beginning, the arbitrary aspect of the of the Treasury bailout has frightened a lot of observers." --Amity Shlaes on the economic crisis

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A formula for measuring spin in the presidential debates

Monday, September 29, 2008

Politicians are masters at spinning their words to boost their appeal. Which candidate in this year’s presidential election uses the most spin? The Takeaway talks to David Skillicorn,...

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Obama rises from the land of Lincoln’s splintered house

Monday, August 25, 2008

A focal point at tonight’s Democratic National Convention will be the delegation from the Illinois Democratic Party, a delegation that is infamous for its inability to cooperate. What...

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Whose convention is it anyway?

Monday, August 25, 2008

At most political conventions, the delegates usually line up behind the one candidate. But half the delegates Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein spoke to say still they’re f...

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Two’s company: How Obama will fare with Biden

Monday, August 25, 2008

The missing piece of the Democratic convention is now revealed with Joe Biden as Obama’s running mate. Biden’s choice helps Obama roll out the narrative of his life to a population th...

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The digital frontlines in the Georgia conflict

Monday, August 11, 2008

Guest: Bill Woodcock, research director for Packet Clearing House, a non-profit group that advises Internet companies and governments about cyber attacks.

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A sad Sunday for soul fans: Isaac Hayes dies at 65

Monday, August 11, 2008

Isaac Hayes took the sound of Memphis around the world before dying Sunday at age 65. It was a sad day for soul fans and the end of a pioneering career.

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Marrying for luck on 8/8/08

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Beijing Olympics start on an auspicious date in Chinese culture, but it’s not the only event happening on 8/8/8 for superstitious reasons. Thousands of Chinese Americans have pick...

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The pop songs of the Olympics

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Before the 1980s, the only music you heard during the Olympics was the ceremonial sounds of a marching band. Nowadays, there are at least a dozen pop songs associated with each year’s...

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