Terrorism expert Jessica Stern has been helping Americans understand the complexities behind the causes of terrorism in the 21st century. However, it took her many years to understand her own fascination with the subject. At age 15 she was attacked and raped in her own home. The crime was not immediately investigated. Stern explains how writing about her own experience with terror led her to better understand the relationship between terrorists and their victims.
Mary Harris here with a look at the upcoming week on The Takeaway.
MONDAY, JUNE 28TH: Supreme Court scheduled to release its final decisions today before breaking for the summer. Senate Judiciary Committee begins considering Elena Kagan’s nomination to the high court. TEDX oil spill event kicks off in Washington, DC.
WEEKLY AGENDA: Marcus Mabry of The New York Times joins our own economics editor, Charlie Herman to take a look at the week's news and events. Tell us, what are you looking at next week and what’s your word of the week?
How do we plan for a longer, healthier life? According to an Annals of Internal Medicine study, there are four simple priorities people need to have in order to get healthy: quit smoking; eat five servings of fruits or vegetables each day; get to a "healthy" weight; and exercise vigorously for 100 minutes each week.
Mary Harris here, looking at what we're planing for next week's show. We begin with THE AGENDA. It's our weekly agenda segment with Marcus Mabry of The New York Times. He’ll join with our own Charlie Herman. Each week we ask them to give us a word that describes the week ahead. Tell us, What’s YOUR word of the week?
It’s Mary again, looking ahead to what's upcoming on The Takeaway.
MONDAY, JUNE 14TH: President Obama heads to the gulf coast again, visiting Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida; this will be his fourth visit. Iraqi Parliament opens for first time since the country’s inconclusive election. Trial begins for four men who allegedly planned to explode a car bomb outside a synagogue in the Bronx. Joint Center for Housing Studies releases its annual report on the housing market. Webby Awards ceremony in New York, NY.
It’s Mary again, looking ahead to this week’s shows.
Even though it’s a three-day weekend for most folks, John and Celeste will be in all next week – except for Friday, when John will be getting some rest, and Miles O’Brien will fill in. On to the show…
Everyone knows that looks matter. But should the law be involved when it comes to discrimination on the basis of appearance? Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode thinks it should. She explains why in a new book about how much we're affected by how people look, "The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law." What do you think? Should the law protect people who aren't attractive?
Mary here. It’s Friday, and that means we’re gearing up for next week’s broadcast. Celeste will be back from Detroit, but Hock is taking some time off at the end of the week. Todd Zwillich will fill in while he’s away. This month marks 50 years since the FDA approved the birth control pill as a marketable contraceptive. We're talking to Erica Jong and her daughter about the pill and its effects on both their generations. And we want to hear from you. How has the pill affected you and your generation?
Here's what else is on our to do list:
Robert Bobb, emergency financial director of the Detroit public school system, will reinstate an extended-day program for students who are struggling academically, the district announced on Wednesday. It was the latest in a series of fiercely pitched battles between Bobb and the Board of Education, which has sued Bobb, alleging that he has overstepped his mandate by attempting to make changes to the school's academic programs.
Author Jeffrey Eugenides was born and raised in Detroit and the city often becomes a central character in his writings. (He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, these days.) He’s based both of his novels, Pulitzer Prize-winning "Middlesex," and "The Virgin Suicides," in the Motor City. He says as a native Detroiter it's still easy for him to love his home town: more so, perhaps, than the average outsider.
Mary Harris here, working on what you’ll be listening to this coming week.
We’re excited that the show is headed to Detroit and WDET next week, where Celeste will host on Thursday and Friday. While we’re in town, we’ll be talking about what Detroiters are buzzing about. If you’re one of our Detroit listeners, we’re asking you to write to us and let us know what you love about your city – and what we should talk about while we’re in town.
On to the show!
Mary here, updating you on our plans for next week's shows. Here's what we think you'll be buzzing about in the next seven days:
Coming up on the show this week: President Obama's nuclear summit; "Life of Pi" author Yann Yartell; more "Do It Yourself Bailout"; Tax Day and the Tea Party Express; people getting wiser and older, both; the weekend's movies...
Greetings from the planning desk. Mary here to fill you in on what the show will be up to all next week.
We’ve set aside the whole week to talk a bit more about all of the changes being wrought in our educational system. In the last month, President Obama proposed a sweeping overhaul of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind regulations. This week, Phase I winners of the Race to the Top grant competition will be announced. We’ll be talking to all the players in the education debate about what needs to be done next and whether real change is possible.
We’re asking our listeners: “What makes a teacher great?” Tell us — and our guests (including Education Secretary Arne Duncan himself) by emailing, leaving a comment below, or calling us at 877-8-MY-TAKE.
Now — on to the show:
Mary here at the “Futures” desk… It’s Friday, and that means I’m working with our producers to nail down the stories you’ll be hearing on the show for the next few days. Here’s a sneak peek at the conversations you’ll be buzzing about next week:
Coming up on the show this week: breastfeeding, SXSW, John McPhee, "The History of White People," personal finance tips from the Great Depression, The Runaways, our "Do-It-Yourself-Bailout," and more ...
It’s Mary here with your (new!) Friday look ahead to what The Takeaway is up to in the week ahead. Let’s look in the crystal ball:
John Hockenberry is on the move next week; he’ll be in Oklahoma on Monday (home to the Takeaway’s own KOSU), speaking at the Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities. Miles O’Brien fills in.
It's long been a popular extreme action sport at the Winter X Games. Now ski cross will be included as a new sport at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The sport involves four to six racers who come out of the starting gate together and make a mad dash down the racecourse. U.S. ski cross coach, Tyler Shepherd, says the sport is dangerous, but fun.
Last week, ten American Baptist community members attempted to take 33 children out of Haiti, claiming their goal was to rescue the children. The Haitian government disagreed and charged the Americans with kidnapping. For many, the story has raised new concerns and questions about adoption.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) might not be the first person you think of when you think of memorable holiday ditties, but you might have heard his latest magnum opus, a Hannukah song called "Eight Days of Hannukah." Sen. Hatch has been a prolific composer for years in his spare time – from Christian rock to patriotic ballads – but calls this song his "gift to the Jewish people." (He's Mormon.) He and his co-writer, Madeline Stone, join us to talk about their favorite Christmas songs, and how to write music for faiths that aren't your own.