John Hockenberry

Host, The Takeaway

John Hockenberry appears in the following:

Drug Industry Influence Keeps Medicare Prescription Costs High

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A new investigation into Medicare Part D finds that the drug industry is exerting its influence over insurance companies to keep costs high.

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Political Tension Grows in North Carolina

Monday, October 17, 2016

As a U.S. Senate race grows tighter, tensions in the Tar Heel State are also on the rise. On Saturday night, a Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina was firebombed.

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Need a Break From the Election? Watch These Comedy Specials

Friday, October 14, 2016

This week, culture reporter Melissa Locker gives us a break from the election cycle with round-up of new comedy specials from veterans and up-and-comers.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, October 14, 2016

Reviews of the Ben Affleck starring thriller, "The Accountant," the Holocaust denier drama "Denial," and the stand-up film "Kevin Hart: Now What?"

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South by South Lawn: Obama's Answer to SXSW

Friday, September 30, 2016

On Monday, President Obama will throw a mini arts festival called South by South Lawn at the White House.  

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Report: Obese Patients Face Discrimination From Doctors

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A new study shows that some doctors view obese patients as "more annoying" and a bigger "waste of time than" patients who are not obese.

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There's an Organic Food Revolution Taking Place in India

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

India's Sikkim State is now the first state to grow only organic produce. But the concept of organic certification is still new in India, and has yet to gain strong consumer support.

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Closing the Representation Gap for Plus-Size Women

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

67 percent of U.S. women are labeled "plus-size" by the fashion industry, but their body types can only be found in 2 percent of media images. A new campaign intends to close the gap. 

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Obama's Clean Power Plan Faces Challenges in Court

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oral arguments begin today for a policy that could change our nation's electricity system. 

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Binge-Worthy Breakup Movies to Help You Mend a Broken Heart

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sure, you may not be directly affected by the recent announcement of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce, but sometimes you just need a great, binge-worthy breakup movie.

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Understanding Tulsa's Struggle with Racial Justice

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beneath the death of Terence Crutcher lies the city’s long struggle with racial justice, which climaxed with the Tulsa Race Riot in 1921, killing 300 people.

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Report: Faith Economy Worth $1.2 Trillion Per Year

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Can you put a price on religion? A new study about the power of the faith economy estimates its worth at $1.2 trillion a year — more than the top 10 U.S. tech companies combined. 

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The New Music You Should Be Listening to This Fall

Friday, September 09, 2016

We've got your fall music preview with tunes from Angel Olsen, M.I.A. Wilco, Against Me!, Dwight Yoakam, Jack White, and more.

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We're Seeing the Slow Death of Handwriting

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Author Anne Trubek argues that we'll soon see the end of handwriting, and that we're already preparing for the next stage of evolution in communication.

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The Undaunted States of America

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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We need to retire these outmoded and dangerous delusions of a mythical past and replace them with a new mythology created out of real struggles.
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The Economy in 2016, Illuminated

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Takeaway's John Hockenberry joins host Charlie Herman to digest a week's worth of conversations about the global economy.

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Dining Out In A Wheelchair

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dan hangs out with WNYC's John Hockenberry, a blogger who calls himself "The Disabled Foodie," and YouTube star Zach Anner to find out what it's like to dine out in a wheelchair.

John Hockenberry: Carrying the Conversation Forward

Friday, March 04, 2016

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We have a new space for you to carry the conversation forward, and not simply during the time when our show is on the air in the old fashioned "radio" way.
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What to Watch For in Tonight's GOP Debate

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Takeaway's John Hockenberry talks with WNYC's Jami Floyd about what to look for from the candidates in tonight's GOP debate at the Reagan Library in California.

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My Moment of Zen

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry reflects on being a guest on The Daily Show, and what Jon Stewart's legacy means to him.

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