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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Paul Ryan Budget Creates Friction in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Criticisms over the Paul Ryan budget's steep cuts to Medicare have made it a talking point for Democrats in tough Senate and House races across the country. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich took an in-depth look at the impact of the Paul Ryan budget on local races for a special airing Thursday night on PBS's NewsHour.

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Has Obama Narrowed Our Discussion of Race?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

 

Hermene Hartman was an enthusiastic supporter of President Obama in 2008. Earlier this month we spoke with Ms. Hartman about how she thinks there has been "disappointment in Barack Obama as an African American" and that "there’s been no focus and deliberation with the black community." Her comments elicited a widespread backlash.

 

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14-Year-Old Female Activist Shot by Taliban in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Malala Yousafzai lives in Pakistan and is known throughout her home country for the work she's done campaigning for girls' education. Yesterday she was shot in the neck by the Pakistani Taliban.

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Consider the Fork: A Food Writer's Cultural History

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food writer and historian Bee Wilson, author of the new book: "Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat," explains how our relationship with food is emotional, primal, familial, and cultural.

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NOVA Science Show Considers What Makes Us Human

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times, talks about his new Nova Science Now series which explores a number of big scientific questions including: What makes us human?

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Two Giant Telecom Companies Banned from U.S. Market

Monday, October 08, 2012

Business as usual just got more difficult with China. The House Intelligence Committee will formally call for the ban of two giant Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE, from operating in the U.S. market.

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Home of César Chávez Now a National Monument

Monday, October 08, 2012

Today the home of César Chávez will be a designated a "national monument" by President Obama. He's in California for obvious reasons, but his itinerary takes him to a place called La Paz, which is where Chavez helped organize growers under the United Farm Workers movement. And it’s where his body was laid to rest when he died in 1993.

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In Defense of a Shorter Maternity Leave

Monday, October 08, 2012

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing plenty of heat for returning to her job only two weeks after giving birth. But there are new moms who’ve taken even shorter maternity leaves. Denise Albert is one of them. A journalist, television producer, and mom, she took no maternity leave at all when she had her younger son.

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Toledo, Ohio Mayor Says Stop Bashing China

Friday, October 05, 2012

For most mayors, having both presidential candidates campaigning in your town or city at the same time is cause for excitement. But for Mayor Michael Bell of Toledo, Ohio, it brought some mixed feelings.

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Lee Daniels on "The Paperboy"

Friday, October 05, 2012

Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels talks about negative reviews, standing ovations, Nicole Kidman doing her own make-up, and his strange genre-bending new movie "The Paperboy"

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Don't Mention It: Gun Violence

Friday, October 05, 2012

Earlier this week, just hours before the first presidential debate in Denver, Aurora shooting victim Stephen Barton spoke out in a new ad, put out by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, asking the voters to pay close attention to how both candidates addressed gun violence.

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Small Business Owners React to Jobs Report

Friday, October 05, 2012

The recently-released ADP September jobs report showed modest growth in the job market. While all of this will certainly be hailed as positive results from the Democrats, Republicans and other detractors will be quick to point out that job growth has been significantly less than what was expected.

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New Movie Releases: 'Taken 2,' 'The Paperboy'

Friday, October 05, 2012

Each Friday, the Movie Date team gives their take on the weekend's big movie releases. Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer are the hosts of Movie Date. In addition to hosting the podcast, Rafer is film critic for Newsday and Kristen is culture producer for the Takeaway. 

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Discovery Channel Crashes a 727 (For Science!)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the plane you were on crashed? For the first time on television, The Discovery Channel will remotely crash a 727 passenger jet in the Mexican Desert — all in the name of science. Dr. Cindy Bir is the bio mechanist who was responsible for the crash test dummies that were seated on the 727 during the crash.

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The First Debate, and the Swing Vote

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How much of an impact do the debates really have when it comes to the ever-important swing vote? Six independent voters join The Takeaway to discuss the highs and lows of the first televised debate.

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The Best Tweets from Last Night's Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Twitter set a record last night for the volume of tweets during a political event, beating out the conventions from a few weeks ago. Here's a collection of our favorite tweets from last night.

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Don't Mention It: Patriot Act

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How did this hot issue become a non-issue? Has the country forgotten about the Patriot Act? Or do the candidates just hope that we have? Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University's School of Law takes a closer look as part of The Takeaway's Don't Mention It Series.

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Afghanistan Death Toll Reaches 2,000

Monday, October 01, 2012

It was confirmed over the weekend that the number of American servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan had reached 2,000. The incident took place in Wardak province, and exactly what happen is still under investigation.

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Nate Silver on the Science of Prediction

Monday, October 01, 2012

Political junkies, economists, baseball scouts, meteorologists, and basically everyone else in the world is constantly trying to predict the future. And yet with the overwhelming amount of data that came with the information age, forecasters are often wrong — if not completely shocked — by the results.

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Why American Officials May Have Underestimated Security Threat in Benghazi, Libya

Monday, October 01, 2012

Counterterrorism and State Department officials now say the effective response of newly-trained Libyan guards to a June bombing outside the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi may have led American officials to underestimate the security threat there.

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