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Kristen Meinzer

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Should Assault Weapons Be Banned? Listeners Respond

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

All week, in response to the Newtown Connecticut shooting, we're talking about assault weapons, and whether they should be banned. Takeaway listeners have some strong opinions, and smart insights.

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Holiday Movie Music Edition

Monday, December 17, 2012

The co-hosts of The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast debate big versus small screen holiday movie music.

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Movie Date: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

Friday, December 14, 2012

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In this week's podcast, Rafer and Kristen review the highly anticipated "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Along they way, they do their best Gollum imitations, contemplate the greatness of Benny Hill's humor, and recognize the similarities between "The Hobbit" and "The Smurfs." 

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New Film Tells True Story of Gay Couple Trying to Adopt in 1979

Friday, December 14, 2012

Based on a true story "Any Day Now" follows a gay couple that takes in a neglected child, and fights to remain the child’s legal guardians. Opening on December 14, the film has alread...

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Remixing the Holidays with Olivia Newton-John

Friday, December 14, 2012

It’s the week before Christmas and, as usual, The Takeaway is celebrating with our annual “Remixing the Holidays” series. Throughout the month, we’re talking with musicians, actors, e...

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New Movie Releases: 'The Hobbit'

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday is the day when we talk about new movie releases here on the Takeaway. And there’s one big one that’s dominating the headlines: the long-awaited Peter Jackson film, “The Hobbit...

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America's Poor Left Out of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As politicians negotiate how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Tavis Smiley says millions of Americans who are in poverty have already gone over the cliff. According to the radio ...

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Playing Ebenezer Scrooge in a Modern Age of Income Inequality

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Actor Brian Cox says today's conversations surrounding debt and fiscal policy help him get into character for his portrayal of the Dickensian Scrooge. Cox will be playing Ebenezer Scr...

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Is Empathy Inherited or Taught? Listeners Respond

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Is empathy inherited? Is it taught? Dr. Perri Klass shared her thoughts and recent findings with the Takeaway and listeners are sharing their opinions.

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Berlusconi Seeks a Return to Power

Monday, December 10, 2012

Just last year, Silvio Berlusconi officially submitted his resignation as Italy's prime minister, but Berlusconi has announced that he'll be seeking a return to power. Rachel Donadio,...

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Movie Date: 'Playing for Keeps' and 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

Friday, December 07, 2012

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WNYC

This week, Rafer admits to being a player, Kristen admits to wanting more handcuffs in the movies, and they both mull over why every person from Europe or the past in Hollywood films speaks with a British accent. Along the way, they also give their thoughts on "Playing for Keeps" (starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Uma Thurman) and "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (starring and directed by Edward Burns).

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New Movie Releases: 'Playing for Keeps,' 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

Friday, December 07, 2012

Every Friday The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, share their thoughts on the major film releases of the week. This week’s releases include "Playing for K...

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Edward Burns on Directing, Acting and the Holidays

Friday, December 07, 2012

The holiday season is usually a time filled with family celebrations. For actor, writer and producer Edward Burns, that means it's also a time to explore the comedy and drama inherent...

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Scandals, State Dinners and the Real Story Behind 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

Thursday, December 06, 2012

In 1939, just weeks before England was pulled into World War II, a historic meeting took place between King George VI of England and the president of the United States, Franklin Delan...

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Marc Asnin on 'Uncle Charlie'

Thursday, December 06, 2012

We all have that member of the family who doesn’t quite live up to the family name. Maybe it’s an aunt who drinks too much or a cousin who has a rap sheet. Maybe it’s a black sheep wh...

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Opposing the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Today the United Nations will vote on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The treaty’s goal is to protect the rights of people with disabilities and ensure that...

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Space News: For the History Books or the Front Pages?

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Anticipation began building two weeks ago, after NPR quoted Mars rover Curiosity mission chief scientist John Grotzinger as saying that the rover had recently gathered data "for the h...

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Ira Glass on His New Project, 'The Visible and the Invisible'

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ira Glass has perhaps one of the most recognizable voices in America. But, like most of us in radio, he is rarely visible to his audience. He decided to come out from behind the curta...

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Movie Date: 'Hitchcock'

Friday, November 30, 2012

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Alfred Hitchcock was an imperfect man, and the new movie "Hitchcock" puts many of those imperfections on display. From his fixations on young blondes to his work obsessions to his hea...
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New Movie Releases: 'Killing Them Softly,' 'Anna Karenina'

Friday, November 30, 2012

The weekend is here, with two major movie releases this week. The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, share their thoughts on "Killing Them Softly," starring...

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