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Johanna Mayer

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Transcript: Glenn Greenwald's Takeaway

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Takeaway's Host John Hockenberry talked with Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with leaker Edward Snowden to reveal the cache of classified NSA documents. Being involved with the leaks has forever changed Greenwald’s life. In a special two part interview, The Takeaway talks with Greenwald about everything from the safety of the United States to possible solutions to curb the NSA’s secretive surveillance plans. Here is a transcript of this interview.

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Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. Is Not Safer Since 9/11

Monday, December 16, 2013

“I think what we did made the threat much, much worse, and at the same time, destroyed many of the freedoms that we’ve all been taught define what the United States is all about,” says the investigative journalist.

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Your Takeaway: Listener Stories

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy day-after-Thanksgiving from The Takeaway!

Today, we’re doing things a little differently. Your comments on our stories come pouring in every day, and often times you have stories of your own. So today we hear from you—and only you. The Takeaway producers have worked for over a month to curate ...

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In Harm's Way: The Faces of Gun Violence

Monday, November 25, 2013

Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a year ago, more than 30,000 people in the United States have died from gunfire, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Slate. Kathleen Horan is a reporter at WNYC Radio. She profiled 10 children killed by gunfire in New York City in the past year in an attempt to put a face, a voice and a story to these statistics. Kathleen joins us today to discuss her findings. 

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National Parks Enter the Digital Age—For Better or For Worse

Monday, November 18, 2013

Park managers across America are grappling with the question of how much technology to integrate into national parks. They’re considering everything from coded signs that park-goers can scan with their smartphones to access information about the parks, to weather updates via text message. Samantha Brown is a host on the Travel Channel. She explains the possible technologies being integrated into national parks and the push back park managers are seeing as the great outdoors flirts with the digital age.

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Considering the Caribbean: Possible Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Our Backyard

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Last week's tsunami-like surge in the Philippines might be far away, but there's another vulnerable coast line right in our backyard: The Caribbean. Rising sea levels could have considerable effects on the Caribbean islands, profoundly impacting tourism and immigration. Member station WLRN in Miami is running a week-long series on the impact of sea level rise. WLRN Reporter Tim Padgett joins us to discuss his report on the projections for the Caribbean.

 

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Science Fields Still an All Boys Club

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The recipients of the Noble Prizes this week—from physics, medicine and chemistry—are all men. Last summer, researchers at Yale University found that young male scientists are viewed more favorably than a female one. Eileen Pollack is now a professor of creative writing at University of Michigan, but she was one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science in physics from Yale. She joins The Takeaway to talk about why she didn't continue her studies in the sciences, and what today’s culture has to do with it.

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Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit Shows “Terror of the Soul”

Monday, October 07, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe was responsible for far more than some creepy stories and poems—he helped to create a fully independent American literary voice, paving the way for William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, and Joseph Heller. A new exhibit on Poe at the Morgan Library & Museum gives us some insight into the literature behind the macabre man. Dr. Isaac Gewirtz co-curated the show, and he joins us to talk about the mysterious author, and his rather unfortunate life.

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City's Disaster Food Assistance Program Under Fire

Friday, December 14, 2012

The city's Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) is taking fire from critics. The initiative offers one month of food stamps to residents in areas affected by Sandy.

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Christie Says Aid Request Allows NY-NJ to Use Funds How 'We See Fit'

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Monday that he's happy with the roughly $60 billion that the Obama Administration has proposed for hurricane relief — even though it's a far cry from the $82 billion that the region requested.

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George Washington Prepares to Cross the Delaware Again

Friday, December 07, 2012

For the last 60 years, George Washington has been crossing the Delaware River as part of a Christmas Day re-enactment. He’ll have a practice run this weekend.

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The Rivalry Begins: The NY Knicks Face-Off Against the Brooklyn Nets

Monday, November 26, 2012

Brooklyn’s newest hometown team, the Nets, will host the city’s storied New York Knicks at their new home in the Barclays Center Monday night.

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Miniature Trains Roll into Grand Central

Monday, November 19, 2012

The 11th annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Transit Museum will pull into Grand Central Terminal just in time for the station’s centennial anniversary.

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City Puts the Brake on Longboard Race

Friday, October 19, 2012

The annual unauthorized Broadway Bomb longboard race has been officially cancelled this year. A New York judge granted the city’s application to stop the race on the grounds that the race lacks the required parade permit.

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Snapshot | Big Bird Upstages Traditional Politician Costumes

Friday, October 12, 2012

When it comes to political costumes this Halloween it’s one for the birds: Big Bird, that is.

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Natural Gas Estimate Released for Utica Shale

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Marcellus Shale is about to get some competition.

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NYC Officials Highlight Public Housing Security Concerns

Friday, September 21, 2012

Broken locks and an absence of security cameras are just a couple of the major public housing security concerns that were on the minds of elected officials on Friday.

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