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John Hockenberry

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John Hockenberry appears in the following:

What Would King Think of Today's Inauguration?

Monday, January 21, 2013

This second inauguration day offers a second moment for President Obama to address the nation without the press of a crises or under the specific obligation of the U.S. Constitution. It's also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We meet Dr. King through the archives of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter Eleanor Fisher, who interviewed Dr. King back in 1961.

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Essay: Owning a Gun Is Part of What It Means to Be an American

Thursday, December 20, 2012

In an essay mixed with listener responses, host John Hockenberry attempts to answer a simple, but at the same time limitlessly complex, question: Why do Americans own guns?

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Shooting at Connecticut School Leaves Dozens Dead

Friday, December 14, 2012

We'll have live updates starting at 3 PM Eastern on the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that has reportedly left at least 27 people dead, including over a dozen children.

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Listener's Respond to Our Stories on Irony, Empathy

Friday, December 14, 2012

We've received a ton of responses over the last few days about our stories on the supposed death of irony, teaching empathy to kids, and more. Takeaway host John Hockenberry runs through some of our favorites.

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A Day of Twelves, But What Does It All Mean?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today is the last day in nearly one hundred years that the date will line up along the same number, as in 12/12/12. What, if anything, does it mean? John Hockenberry investigates.

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Essay: The Roots of Opposition to the U.N. Disability Convention

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Takeaway host John Hockenberry, who uses a wheelchair, looks at the people opposing the United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities.

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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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