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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

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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Unhealthy Food May Be Bad for Your Future Offspring, Too

Monday, September 24, 2012

A new area of study looks at how the genetic inheritance of expecting fathers can affect their offspring. The research shows that not only do unhealthy living and other lifestyle factors affect the quality of the sperm, they also affect the health of their unborn children.

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Candy Crowley: The First Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 Years

Monday, September 24, 2012

As the host of CNN's State of the Union and the network's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley has made a career of holding politicians accountable. A new challenge awaits her this political season: On Tuesday, October 16, Crowley will moderate the second presidential debate.

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Pakistanis Protest American Video Deriding Prophet

Friday, September 21, 2012

Protests sparked by an American-made video mocking the Prophet Mohammad are expected to intensify across Pakistan. Ansar Abbasi, Pakistani journalist, explains why this video has angered so many Pakistanis. Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies at American University and Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United Kingdom, describes the impact this could have on U.S.-Pakistan relations.

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New Movie Releases: 'Trouble with the Curve,' 'End of Watch,' 'House at the End of the Street'

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer discuss "Trouble With The Curve," a film that revives the debate presented in last year’s hit “Moneyball,” with a professional baseball scout. Which method — scouts or stats — is truly superior?

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'Treme' Enters Third Season, Continues the Story of New Orleans

Friday, September 21, 2012

David Simon and Eric Overmeyer, co-creators of "Treme," have been working for years now to figure out how to tell the story of New Orleans in a way that isn't voyeuristic or cliched. The HBO series begins its third season this Sunday, and the show is evolving in its portrayal of post-Katrina New Orleans.

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A Closer Look at the Swinging Buckeye State

Friday, September 21, 2012

The BBC's Dan Damon is in Ohio this week for an in-depth look at the Midwest perspective on President Obama and Mitt Romney. This year, Ohioans are also in the midst of a contentious Senate race. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the shifting Ohio race, and looks at close Senate races across the country. 

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Detroit: The Next Design Mecca?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Reed Kroloff is no stranger to cities that are in need of a rebirth. As dean of architecture at Tulane University, he was responsible for bringing back 97 percent of the school's student body after Hurricane Katrina. This week, Kroloff is a part of the second annual Detroit Design Festival. He explains why he thinks that the Motor City could be the next design mecca.

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French Magazine Publishes Satirical Cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

Thursday, September 20, 2012

France is closing its schools, consulates, cultural centers and embassies in 20 countries tomorrow amid fears of a new wave of violence in the Middle East over satirical depictions of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. Benjamin Abtan, president for the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, describes how the issue is unfolding in Paris.

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Mitt Romney: Auto Bailout Beneficiary

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH, Boston Public Radio, tells the story of how Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, may have gained financially from the American auto bailout he has long opposed.

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Massachusetts Considers Bill Allowing Assisted Suicide

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In Massachusetts, a controversial ballot measure has secular and religious communities alike taking sides. If passed, the measure would allow for physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Tim Kutzmark, Unitarian-Universalist reverend, was once opposed to assisted-suicide. But after watching death up close, he's changed his mind.

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How Are Independent Voters Responding to Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Monday, Mother Jones released video surreptitiously shot during a fundraiser for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in May. Romney’s team response was swift, but he stood by those remarks. What are independent voters saying in response?

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One Message for Voters, Another for Donors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under sharp attacks from his opponents on the left, after a video leaked this week in which Romney referred to 47 percent of Americans as "victims," who are dependent of the government.

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Life After Death: Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

At the age of 18, Damien Echols was wrongfully convicted of murder, along with two other teenagers, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. He was finally released, along with Baldwin and Misskelley, on a plea bargain last August. He shares his story in his new memoir, “Life After Death.”

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High-Profile Violin Dealer at Center of Viennese Fraud Case

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In Vienna, one of the biggest fraud cases relating to the trade in rare musical instruments in underway. At the heart of the drama is a prominent dealer named Dietmar Machold — widely considered to be a world expert in rare and highly-prized Stradivarius violins. Bethany Bell, a reporter for the BBC based in Vienna, explains.

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