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John Hockenberry

Host, The Takeaway

John Hockenberry appears in the following:

Giving Thanks: Our Takeaway

Thursday, November 22, 2012

With residents of the Northeast still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and Americans everywhere trying to move on from yet another bitter and divisive election, host John Hockenberry shares his Thanksgiving reflections on inequality. 

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Essay: Life in Danger's Path

Friday, November 02, 2012

John Hockenberry usually wouldn't say it out loud, but sometimes he wonders to himself, 'Are New Yorkers crazy to live so directly in danger's path?' The city has weathered twisters, earthquakes, and now a major hurricane that has left dozens dead and millions without power. Shouldn't we live where it's safe, rather than rebuild where it's not?

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Hurricane Sandy: The Morning After

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Host John Hockenberry on the sounds of New York, the morning after the storm.

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Host John Hockenberry evacuates Brooklyn and reflects on what he's leaving

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Before moving to Red Hook in Brooklyn, John Hockenberry had only evacuated twice: once from Iran and another time from Zaire. But then Hurricane Irene came along, and now, Hurricane Sandy. That's next, on The Takeaway.

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Essay: Politics is a Part of Life — Get Over It

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why do we need permission to think seriously about politics?

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Essay: The Contentious Election of America's Centennial

Friday, October 05, 2012

In Fremont, Ohio you can see the quiet evidence of the election of America’s centennial year, an election that rocked the United States in a way we have only glimpsed since.

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Your Stories on Education

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This week the show is taking a close look at education in America, with interviews with education experts from around the country. Takeaway listeners have had a lot to say about this topic. Parents, teachers, and education advocates alike have been chiming in on the website, on Facebook, Twitter, and by text message, email, and voicemail. Host John Hockenberry takes us through some of the best responses yet.

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The Hidden Power of Vulnerability

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vulnerability: it's when we feel fragile, uncertain, and isolated. But there's a power hidden within vulnerability. Embracing those emotions can radically change our lives, says Brené Brown.

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American Archer Wins Paralympic Gold, Ending 16 Year Drought

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The United States' 16 year drought of gold at the Paralympics ended with wheelchair-bound archer Jeff Fabry. John Hockenberry spoke with Fabry before his win about how his success rides on a dog leash and his teeth.

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The Burgeoning Field of Intergalactic Law

Thursday, August 09, 2012

What if taking a vacation no longer meant flying to Europe? What if it meant traveling through space? Luckily, should that day come, lawyers are already looking into it.

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A Look at the Impending Post Office Default

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The United States Postal Service is approaching a $5 billion default. Suddenly, officials are saying we might have to drastically restructure our mail program, but the post office says it could all be avoided with a vote by the House of Representatives. Is there a solution in sight?

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Is the Post Office Default Manufactured?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

With the United States Post Office about to default on its $5 billion debt, they haven't yet received any help from Congress. Representative Dennis Kucinich, a democrat from Ohio, explains why he believes the default is manufactured.

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In Defense of Algebra

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Andrew Hacker, professor of political science at Queens College New York, recently proclaimed on The Takeaway that the age old belief that "algebra and mathematics generally sharpens our mind…[is] total fiction." Many of our listeners disagreed.

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Audio Essay: Opening the Olympics Over the Years

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the global television era, the Olympics opening ceremonies have evolved into a genre like no other: Part opera, part Disney, part Superbowl halftime show, part air show, and part fashion show.

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Audio Essay: Inverse Proportions of an Olympic Legacy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bob Costas won’t tell you, but watching the Olympics on NBC this year cost the network more than a billion dollars, a price tag that nearly covers the security bill for the 2012 Games. With a projected cost of around $17 billion, is hosting the Olympics worth it?

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Audio Essay: A Pin on the Map of American Reality

Monday, July 23, 2012

In this audio essay John Hockenberry reconciles violence, terror, blurred reality, and all the issues that will be on our lips while we attempt to figure out what happened during that midnight screening in Colorado.

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Self-made Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Investigated by Justice Department

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One of the Republican party's largest financial backers, multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is under investigation. What this means for the Romney campaign and the man considered by some to be the most influential investor of our time.

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The Cyclops Child: What Would You Have Done?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

As a dad with five kids and someone who has had plenty of contact with doctors and hospitals — and as a man with a disability — the issues raised by our interview with Dr. Fredric Newman are powerful and deeply haunting.

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Saving the World One Controller at a Time

Monday, June 25, 2012

What if all of the time and energy spent playing video games could be energy spent for good? At the ninth annual Games for Change Festival in New York City, game developers, designers, publishers, and players gathered together to explore the greater potential for games.

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Audio Essay: Hosni Mubarak and Ariel Sharon's Enduring Legacies

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Although this morning the focus is on Egypt, right across the border Ariel Sharon is also in this "not dead" state. For two leaders that once went head to head, now they are so alive that when they are dead, they are still alive. In this audio essay, John Hockenberry asks: Can they ever die?

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