Megan Quellhorst

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Undocumented Children & The Pull of the Capital

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Driven away from their communities by poverty and violence, there has been an influx of undocumented children coming to the U.S. from Central America. They’re crossing the U.S.–Mexican border in alarming numbers—90,000 unaccompanied minors are expected to be apprehended this year.

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SCOTUS Considers Free Speech & the Internet

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This week, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case Elonis v. United States in its next term, starting October 2014. The case examines the intersection between free speech and criminal behavior on the internet.

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Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Chanel

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Red lipstick is as en vogue as ever this summer. But did you know that behind that color is a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation?

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U.S. Survivor of Deadly Irish Orphanage Speaks Out

Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina resident Peter Ferris Cochran was born at St. Mary’s unwed mothers home in Ireland, a now-haunting place where the bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, were found in septic tank last week.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit to Indian Country

Friday, June 13, 2014

President Obama will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today in what is only the third visit to Indian country by a sitting president in the last 80 years. Like many reservations, Standing Rock faces unemployment and poverty rates that far exceed the rest of the United States.


Al Qaeda Offshoot Captures Iraqi City

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Iraqi military was seen abandoning their weapons and fleeing the city of 1 million while the militants took control of government buildings and military bases, and freed hundreds of prisoners.

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Tea Party and GOP Face Off in Primary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces off today against a Tea Party opponent in a primary race that has gotten a little too close for comfort. Cantor is expected to beat college professor David Brat, but the dwindling margin appears to be a rebuke of the party establishment that Cantor represents.

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N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics

Monday, June 09, 2014

The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.

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Your Takeaway: Listener Stories

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy day-after-Thanksgiving from The Takeaway!

Today, we’re doing things a little differently. Your comments on our stories come pouring in every day, and often times you have stories of your own. So today we hear from you—and only you. The Takeaway producers have worked for over a month to curate ...

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After Shutdown Fiasco, What's Next for the G.O.P.?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In a speech delivered at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, addressed the question: "What's next for Conservatives?" It's a pertinent question, as GOP poll numbers have tanked following the government shutdown earlier this month. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent explains where the GOP stands.

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Blood: A Social and Scientific History

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author Lawrence Hill's new book, “Blood: The Stuff of Life," examines the bodily fluid through its social and scientific history highlighting the power we ascribe to blood and our evolving understanding of it. The book begins with a gory story of Hill seeing his own blood for the first time as a child.

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As U.S. Changes Foreign Policy Priorities, Will Egypt be Left Behind?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly last month, President Barack Obama laid down a new set of foreign policy priorities. The Arab-Israeli conflict made the cut, as did mitigating the civil war in Syria. Noticeably missing from the president’s list of top priorities was Egypt, a crucial and long held U.S. ally in the Middle East. Michael Wahid Hanna, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, weighs in on the changing dynamics between the two countries.

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Caribbean Nations Sue Europe for Slavery Reparations

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fourteen Caribbean nations are asking the former colonial powers of Britain, France and the Netherlands to pay for the damage they inflicted through years of slavery and racism. Joining to weigh in on this issue is Staceyann Chin, a Jamaican-American writer and activist who lived in Jamaica until she was 24-years-old. Martyn Day is a senior partner at Leigh Day, the British law firm litigating on behalf of Caribbean countries. He joins the program to explain the legal aspects of the case.

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Faith Leaders Respond to Religion's Changing Role

Monday, October 21, 2013

A full 1 in 4 millennials claim no religious affiliation. How do religious leaders feel about this shift? And what are they doing to try to attract young people back into the religious fold? For answers, we turn to Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk of the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Ohio; Pastor Dennis Baril of the Community Covenant Church in Massachusetts; and Imam Mustafa Umar with the Islamic Institute of Orange County, CA.

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Live Chat: How are Religion & Faith Changing?

Friday, October 18, 2013

As part of our series "Young Nation Under God?," The Takeaway will host a live online chat today from 2-3 PM Eastern. The chat will focus on the changing role religion plays in American society, particularly for the millennial generation (ages 18-30). The live chat will be moderated our host John Hockenberry and Lisa Pearce, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina. Together John and Lisa will answer your questions and examine religion in America.

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Krista Tippett on Millennials Losing Their Religion

Friday, October 18, 2013

Although 1 in 4 millennials claim no religious affiliation, 84 percent of all Americans still identify with an organized religion. What is behind this change between the generations? And what does it mean for America's future? We get the answers from Krista Tippett, the host of On Being, a radio show that explores religion and spirituality in our daily life.

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Christians Turned Atheists Discuss Decision to Leave Family Faith Behind

Thursday, October 17, 2013

According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, a full 1 in 4 millennials, those born between 1981 and 2000, do not affiliate with any faith. They haven't just lapsed in observance, but have chosen to leave organized religion altogether. Three young Christians turned atheists discuss how they began to question their faith and what it was like to leave the church. Emily Peterson, Daniel Munoz, Amber van Natten all grew up in traditional Christian households but now identify as atheists and humanists.

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First Generation Muslim-Americans Navigate Challenges of Faith and Country

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This generation of Muslim-Americans are some of the first to grow up entirely in the United States. For those making the choice to depart from their parents’ faith, the decision can be traumatic—in some cases it can even tear apart families. Kamran, a first generation Afghan-American; Tasneem, a first generation South Asian-American; and Zahra Noorbakhsh, a first generation Iranian-American discuss the ways they're navigating their religion, culture, and nationality.

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What Does It Mean To Be Jewish?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

32 percent of young American Jews identify as Jewish but describe themselves as having no religion. Today, young people are more likely to define their Jewish identity by ancestry, ethnicity, or culture. What does it mean to be Jewish? Three young Jewish Americans, Adam Chandler, Michael Yashinsky, and Sarah Seltzer, share their stories.

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Data Shows Millennial Youth Are Less Religious

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Pew Research Center has found that Americans ages 18 to 30 are significantly less religious than older Americans. Current data shows that "millennials," people born after 1980, are unaffiliated with any religious group. The Takeaway is joined by Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, to discuss the data behind religion and how it affects American culture today.

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