Mary Harris

Host and Managing Editor, Health

Mary Harris appears in the following:

Next Week on The Takeaway

Friday, March 26, 2010

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:

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Next Week on the Takeaway

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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:

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The Week Ahead: John McPhee, 'The Runaways,' Breastfeeding...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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 ...

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Next Week on The Takeaway

Friday, March 05, 2010

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.

Later in the week, John heads to Miami, where he’ll broadcast live from WLRN while attending the We Media Conference...

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US Coach Tyler Shepherd on Ski Cross' Olympic Debut

Friday, February 12, 2010

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.

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International Adoption or Child Trafficking?

Monday, February 08, 2010

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.


Remixing the Holidays: Sen. Orrin Hatch pens Hannukah Hit

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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 call...


DC Sniper John Muhammad to be Put to Death

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

John Allen Muhammad, the "D.C. Sniper," is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight in Virginia. In October 2002, Muhammad and a then-teenaged accomplice terrorized the Washington...

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Who Didn't Win the Nobel Prizes for Literature

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Today in Stockholm, the Nobel prize committee announced that Romanian-born German poet Herta Muller has won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature. Muller is the author of such books as ...


Bill Clinton on Tape

Thursday, October 01, 2009

At the beginning of his presidency, Bill Clinton spent hours in private, secret interviews with close friend and Pulitzer prize–winning journalist Taylor Branch. They talked about Mon...


Neil Sheehan on a US Hero in a Fiery Cold War

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Neil Sheehan, the Pulitzer prize–winning author of "A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam," one of the best documentations of the Vietnam War, has written a new ...


Reimagining American Education

Monday, September 07, 2009

At the end of last month, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan formally announced his plan to spend $3.5 billion dollars to radically change the nation’s worst-performing schools. As pa...

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Positive affirmations help improve some students test scores

Friday, April 17, 2009

Getting a little positive reinforcement from the watchful eye of a good teacher can make a big difference in the educational life of a young child, especially for a kid that’s struggl...

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The call for a World Sanitation Day

Monday, March 23, 2009

It's the day after World Water Day, a day highlighting the issues facing countries with scarce water resources. The issue of clean water is clearly important, but Rose George, autho...

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Getting the most out of unemployment benefits

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For the unemployed, The Takeaway continues to discuss how to dust yourself off and get back on your feet. With more than half a million jobs lost in the U.S. last month alone, those ...


Bursting the auto-industry bubble

Friday, March 06, 2009

General Motors Corp. sent the stock market lurching downward yesterday after its annual report expressed doubts about corporate viability. Could The Big Three go bankrupt? Critics suc...

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California's gay marriage battle heats up again

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Today, California’s Supreme Court takes up the issue of whether Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that effectively banned gay marriage in that state, is legal or not. The hotly-con...

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The unlikely friendship of a death penalty advocate and a condemned killer

Monday, March 02, 2009

When most lawyers debate the death penalty, they do it in a court room. Robert Blecker may be the only lawyer who goes into prisons and debates the death penalty with the residents of...

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The New MBA

Monday, January 05, 2009

After the dissolution of Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and numerous other investment banks, the Bernie Madoff scandal, and the global economic fallout of the sub-prime mortgages, busin...

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Hollywood in 2009: Entertainment at a crucial crossroads

Monday, December 29, 2008

Will independent film studios breathe their final breath, only to be saved by culture vultures downloading lesser known films online? Will this be the year SAG members strike, only to...

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