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Global Social Media Manhunts: All Fun and Games?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tag Challenge is a worldwide social media manhunt taking place on March 31. Real people will act as the five thieves, and teams must use social media to track them down using nothing but their mugshots. J.R. deLara is the co-founder and project coordinator of the Tag Challenge. Evan Ratliff was the focus of "Vanish: Finding Evan Ratliff," a similar social media experiment sponsored by Wired in 2009.

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Foxconn Pledges to Improve Working Conditions

Friday, March 30, 2012

After a comprehensive inspection by the Fair Labor Association, Chinese factory Foxconn has agreed to cut worker's hours and increase their wages. Apple, whose products are manufactured at Foxconn, cheer the promises of reform. If implemented, these changes could prompt an overhaul of Chinese labor laws. Charles Duhigg is a New York Times business reporter.


The Criterion Collection Releases "The War Room"

Monday, March 26, 2012

Documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus followed Bill Clinton's campaign staff during his 1992 Presidential campaign. The resulting film "The War Room," was a quick classic, giving viewers a peek behind the curtain of American politics. Last week "The War Room" was released as part of the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray.


Movie Date: 'The Hunger Games'

Friday, March 23, 2012

The long-awaited 'The Hunger Games' is finally here! If you wanted to like the Twilight movies but thought Bella was kind of a wimp, this movie is for you. Protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) leads a cast of young adults through a fictional reality TV show in which children battle to the death. It's an awesome take on the teen movie genre, but is this sci-fi flick about homicidal adolescents a good date movie?

Listen to this week's podcast to find out what Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for the Takeaway, think about this long-awaited and super-hyped blockbuster.

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Ron Lieber Responds to Takeaway Listeners' Job Stories

Friday, March 16, 2012

This week and last we asked you about your job and you responded with a flurry of calls. Takeaway listeners told us stories about loving and hating their jobs, having to relocate to find work, taking second and third jobs, and having to cut their own pay as small business owners. The economy may be improving, but many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet.

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Movie Date: '21 Jump Street'

Friday, March 16, 2012

This week, Movie Date is heading back to high school. And so are Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as a couple of young-looking rookie cops in "21 Jump Street," a remake of the 80s TV show. Listen to find out what grade Kristen and Rafer give this revisited classic.

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Ken Salazar Wants More Landmarks for Minorities

Monday, February 27, 2012

There are thousands of national landmarks in the United States. But less than 3 percent of them are dedicated to members of minority groups, such as Latinos and women. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior and former senator from Colorado, believes more monuments should be created to honor the nation's diversity of heroes. Ken Salazar explains what the department does and how it can be instrumental in being the custodian of America's history.

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'Interrupting' Chicago's Gang Violence

Monday, February 13, 2012

In 2010, 66 children died of gunfire in Chicago, and hundreds more were injured. Staggering statistics like this show that gang violence in the Windy City has grown out of control. CeaseFire, a community organization with a public-health approach, tries to lead Chicago's youth away from a life of crime. To do that, the group employs "interrupters," former gang members who actually go to the scene of a conflict and try to resolve it in a non-violent way. And it's all chronicled in a recent documentary film called "The Interrupters."