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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Don't Mention It: Guantanamo Bay

Monday, October 01, 2012

Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg explains why Guantanamo is missing this campaign season, and what Americans still need to know about the detention facility. 

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The Best High School Movies

Friday, September 28, 2012

In honor of our weeklong series on education, we want to hear your favorite high-school-based movies. In the spirit of our series, we're going to stick with movies that take place at public schools.

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Takeaway Listeners Respond to Education Series

Friday, September 28, 2012

Takeaway listeners from Vancouver to New Jersey have been responding to this week's series on education with stories about their favorite educators, testimonials about their own schools, and observations about public education in the United States.

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The Biggest Issues Facing Public Schools According to Teachers

Friday, September 28, 2012

After hearing from public education experts, scholars, and advocates, The Takeaway invited teachers from around the country to describe the students they worry about the most and the issues that are of the biggest concern to them.

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The Trouble with Depicting God

Friday, September 28, 2012

Depictions of the sacred are everywhere in modern American society, but we're not immune from the conflict that such depictions sometimes inspire. How does the fight over God's image play out in the United States? Paul Harvey, a professor of history at the University of Colorado, explains.

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How The Jetsons' Future Inspired Our Present

Friday, September 28, 2012

We may not have flying cars yet, but much of the future world envisioned in the television show "The Jetsons" has in fact come true. For the show's fiftieth anniversary, Janet Waldo, who played Judy Jetson, discusses how the show shaped our ideas of the future.

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Olivia Wilde Documents Women's Rise from Oppression to Opportunity

Friday, September 28, 2012

Actress Olivia Wilde talks about growing up with parents who worked as journalists in conflict zones and how that inspired her role in the new PBS series, "Half the Sky."

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Learning from Highly Selective Public Schools

Thursday, September 27, 2012

There are 165 schools in the United States that are so rigorous and desired that you have to pass an exam to get in. Is this a model that could eventually trickle down to all sorts of schools?

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Is Obesity Threatening Our National Security?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Twenty-seven percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 are too fat to serve in the United States military. Add that number to those who cannot serve because they have a criminal record or have not graduated from high school, and that means 75 percent of our nation's youth are not eligible to serve in uniform. General Norman Seip, is a retired Air Force General and a member of Mission: Readiness.

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Thinking Like a Scientist: Solution to Politics?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Is there a science to the way American politics is conducted? Rep. Rush Holt argues that more scientific thought is needed when it comes to the political system. Rep. Holt argues that thinking analytically — whether it's when drafting bills, negotiating in Congress, or creating new programs — would lead to higher value political policies.

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An Earlier Mona Lisa?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Mona Lisa Foundation, based in Zurich, says after 35 years of research on the "Isleworth" Mona Lisa, experts are now convinced that this painting predates the Louvre's Mona Lisa by 11 or 12 years.

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Mouse Stand-ins Leading The Way Towards Cures, Treatment

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A mouse in a lab is nothing new. But what if that mouse was an immune replica of the researcher working on it? Or what if a mouse could carry the exact disease that a patient was suffering from?

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Final U.N. Address

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes his final appearance at the United Nations today. European and U.S.-led sanctions and high inflation have taken a toll on Iran’s economy and Ahmadinejad remains an isolated figure abroad. Hooman Majd, author of “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ”, has been speaking to the Iranian delegation at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Queen's Private Opinion Goes Public

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is it possible to lead a country without those in that country knowing where you stand politically? In the 21st century the idea that any head of state could keep his or her views about the world private is, frankly, ridiculous. Unless, that is, you're the Queen of England.

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Free College: The Kalamazoo Promise

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

With soaring tuition costs, students and parents across the country are wondering how they will pay for college — except for those in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The district's superintendent and one of its students explain how free college tuition has changed test scores, dropout rates, and more.

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Takeaway speaks with the former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, at the eighth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

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Why Arizona Represents the American Political Past, But Not Its Future

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With the presidential campaign in full swing, issues like immigration, gun control, and education are being discussed on a national stage, and Arizona is inevitably a key part of that conversation. But according to author Jeff Biggers, Arizona is a better representative of where the country's been than where it's going.

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United Nations Considers Middle East Unrest

Monday, September 24, 2012

The United Nations General Assembly convenes here in New York just as a  a set of disturbing developements has emerged in the Middle East. Will these reverse some of the hopeful trends we have seen in the region over the past two years?

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Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee on Education Reform

Monday, September 24, 2012

Two years ago today the education reform documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” opened in theaters in New York in Los Angeles. The movie reignited a national debate about education reform, and it introduced many Americans to charismatic DC schools chancellor Michelle Rhee. Two years later, Rhee is no longer in charge of DC schools, but she remains one of education reform’s most controversial figures.

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Setbacks in Libya

Monday, September 24, 2012

Unrest in the Middle East has been a political and foreign policy setback for President Obama. Eric Schmitt, who covers terrorism and national security for The New York Times, explains.

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