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Kristen Meinzer

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Stories of Living in a Paycheck to Paycheck World

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings. We asked about the days of the month that are better or worse for your budget, and about the rhythm of the checks that come in and out of your bank account. Listener Katrina Paschal works in health care administration in Rockford, Illinois—a city with a 13 percent unemployment rate. She is lucky to have a job, but she still lives paycheck to paycheck.

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Relief, Democracy & Corruption in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Adding to Super Typhoon Haiyan's damage is a long-standing problem that stems from a government plagued with inefficiencies and a history of corruption. Richard Chu is an Associate Professor of Philippine Colonial History, Pacific Empires, and Asian-Pacific America at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Chu, who was born and raised in the Philippines, explains how the country's long history of corruption will play out in the relief effort.

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Movie Date: 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'The Book Thief, 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Friday, November 08, 2013

It's mortals versus superheroes as Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman take on "Thor: The Dark World," "The Book Thief," and "Dallas Buyers Club."

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Friday, November 08, 2013

A Marvel superhero, a young girl in Nazi Germany, and a Texan with HIV prove that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes as "Thor: The Dark World," "The Book Thief," and "Dallas Buyers Club" go head to head at the box office this week. The Takeaway's Movie Date Team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, walk us through these new releases.

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The Places That Allow Us to Build and Dream

Friday, November 08, 2013

"Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces" is a new book that explores the relationship between surroundings and creativity, contrasting intimate visits to artist studios with explorations of America’s landscapes. It features the images and thoughts of 115 artists active today, including Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Bill Viola, Marina Abramovic, and the great film and video artist Lorna Simpson, who joins us today, along with the editor and interviewer of “Art Studio America,” Hossein Amirsadeghi.

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The Woman Without A Memory, And What She Says About All of Us

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lonni Sue Johnson suffers from what's called profound amnesia. She can't form new memories or bring up old memories. But while her brain doesn't work the way it should, it does give us profound clues about how our brains work and can be improved. Michael Lemonick is a contributor to Time Magazine, where his piece about Johnson "The Muse of Memory" is published this week.

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Fish and Chips and a Magical Pan of Lard

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands? Slate's June Thomas weighs in.

Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands?
Slate's June ThIs it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands? Slate's June Thomas weighs in.

Why You Did (Or Didn't) Quit Smoking

Monday, November 04, 2013

New York City has passed a new law setting 21 as the new legal age to purchase cigarettes, both tobacco and electronic. Will this law lead to fewer smokers? What anti-smoking efforts actually make a difference? Jody Sindelar, a health economist and professor at the Yale School of Public Health who uses behavioral economics to study addiction, explains.

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Movie Date: 'Free Birds,' 'Ender's Game, 'About Time,' and Special Guest Mary Steenburgen

Friday, November 01, 2013

Time travel and dystopia reign this week as Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman take on "Free Birds," "Ender's Game," and "About Time." Plus, Kristen interviews Mary Steenburgen who stars as a lounge singer in the new movie "Last Vegas."

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Fame and Madness: Inside the Hemingway Legacy

Friday, November 01, 2013

Seven members of the Hemingway family have died by their own hands. Several have struggled with addiction. More than a few have been diagnosed with mental illness. The new documentary, “Running From Crazy,” looks at the Hemingway family’s tumultuous history, through the eyes of Mariel Hemingway. The film is produced by Oprah Winfrey, and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple.

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'Ender's Game,' 'Free Birds,' 'About Time'

Friday, November 01, 2013

This week, it's all about time travel and dystopia as the Movie Date team takes on "Ender's Game," "Free Birds," and "About Time." Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer are the Movie Date team. 

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R.L. Stine On the Role of Fear for Children

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Everyone has a story that as a kid, made the hairs on their neck stand up -- and often, those stories live with us throughout adulthood. Author of scary fiction for children, R.L. Stine, has written several scary series for children, including GoosebumpsFear Street and The Nightmare Room. He discusses the role that fear plays in children's lives.

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Yes, Your School is Watching You

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Around the country, schools are considering whether it's their responsibility - or if it’s even their right - to keep track of kids when they’re online, but off campus. Two educators who stand on different sides of the issue give their take. Brian Gatens is superintendent of Norwood Public School District in New Jersey. He believes that schools should not be in the business of monitoring students 24/7. And Martha Haakmat is Head of School at Brooklyn Heights Montessori in New York. She believes a school's responsibilities extend beyond the school walls

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Listeners Respond: Your Favorite Scary Halloween Stories

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Takeaway listeners share scary Halloween stories from their childhood, and  R.L. Stine, the author of several scary series for children, including  "Goosebumps," describes one particularly frightful Halloween from his childhood. What's your scary Halloween story? Leave a comment, give us a call at 1-877-869-8253, or record your own message using your computer right here.

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House Of Horrors: Scary Films

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kristin Meinzer and Rafer Guzman, co-hosts of The Takeaway’s Movie Date podcast, delve into some frightening sounds in the film industry with some of their favorite scary movie audio.

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When Big Technology Comes Home

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bre Pettis has been on the forefront of 3-D printing technology, and he has made efforts to get the technology into the hands of regular people. Pettis is the founder and CEO of MakerBot, which produces affordable 3-D printers. He joins The Takeaway to explain why he thinks it’s important to democratize this kind of technology, and why he thinks anyone of us can be an inventor.

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Movie Date: 'The Counselor,' 'All Is Lost' and 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

Friday, October 25, 2013

This week, Kristen and Rafer talk thrillers, French films, and films with barely any dialogue: "The Counselor," starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz; the Robert Redford film "All Is Lost"; and finally, the French film, "Blue Is The Warmest Color."

Kristen and Rafer also take on your problems with the new Movie Date feature, called Movie Therapy. 

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Counselor,' 'All Is Lost,' 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

Friday, October 25, 2013

This week in movies: mayhem on land at sea. Our Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in on Cormac McCarthy's debut screenplay, 'The Counselor,' Robert Redford in 'All is Lost,' and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, 'Blue is the Warmest Color.'

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The Lasting Emotional Damage in Hurricane Sandy's Hardest Hit Community

Friday, October 25, 2013

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we check in with Jim O’Grady, a reporter for The Takeaway's partner WNYC, who has been covering stories of emotional trauma and resilience from Ocean Breeze, Staten Island, a community that lost more lives than any other during the hurricane.

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Movie Date Quiz Night! Live in Brooklyn!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Attention New Yorkers!

On October 27, for the first time ever, The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast is hosting a very special (and spooky) night of bar trivia. In honor of Halloween, questions will focus on scary movies, skin-crawling history, and some top-secret subjects that we won't divulge here. Rafer and Kristen will be there, reading off clues, offering moral support, and handing out prizes. We're expecting it to be very full, so if you want prime space come early!

Sunday, October 27
8pm - 9:30pm
Pacific Standard Bar
82 4th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Trains: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/R/Q at Atlantic/Barclays
Admission: Free (plus the cost of drinks)

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