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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate its destruction as it traced its windy path to our shores, leaving 60 dead in the Caribbean. Haiti was hit particularly hard. Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald, just returned from Port-au-Prince yesterday evening.
Monday, October 29, 2012
To find out just how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has transformed political races in America, Frontline teamed up with Marketplace to look at the role of campaign finance in the race for one hotly contested Montana Senate seat. Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace, explains what he discovered while working on the documentary.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Michael Adams is an associate Professor of English at Indiana University who studies one important intersection of language and identity: slang. He says slang keeps us sharp — and that there is creative value in the creation of new language among different social groups.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
During the presidential debates both President Obama and Mitt Romney have spoken about global competitiveness and America's resurgence in producing goods. But Vivek Wadhwa says it will take more than manufacturing jobs to keep pace with China — and that the candidates' political focus is misplaced.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard, says that if you really want to know what the average American is thinking about when it comes politics, don’t ask them — ask Google. Among the things you may be surprised to learn? "Paul Ryan shirtless" gets Googled nine times more often than "Paul Ryan budget."
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
As election day nears there are almost always reports of voter suppression and intimidation. The tactics vary from election to election, making them difficult to predict or counteract. But that’s exactly what Eric Marshall, manager of legal mobilization for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law works to do.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Since the '80s, Eva Maria Staal (not her real name) has sold weapons in Chechnya, Pakistan, China and beyond. Her work, while legal, frequently brought her in close contact with all kinds of underworld figures — from drug dealers to child and sex traffickers. Her debut novel “Try the Morgue,” draws on these experiences.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
In Tuesday night’s presidential debate there was much discussion about job creation, but it was the comments of one of our independent voters in Ohio, Dan Starr, that really set a lot of listeners off. "The government doesn't create any jobs — they really don't," he said. "That's the job of the private sector." Is Dan right?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Last year more than 60 pumpkin-related dishes appeared on the menus of America’s top 250 chain restaurants. According to restraint industry analyst Dataessential, 2012 is on track to break last year’s records. So why pumpkins? And what’s the economic impact? Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, investigates.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The next time you find yourself alone with a psychopath, Kevin Dutton says that rather than running for cover, maybe you should take notes. Dutton is the author of “The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success"
Monday, October 15, 2012
More than 50 years ago, mathematician Derek de Solla Price, calculated that the world's scientific knowledge had been growing steadily at a rate of 4.7 percent annually since the 17th century. That meant that scientific data was doubling every 15 years. Samuel Arbesman, author of "The Half-life of the Fact" says it also means that within a few decades the facts most of us are certain are truth are not true any more.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Today is the first-ever U.N. International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raise awareness of the cause for educating girls and young women around the world. It's a day of hope and celebration that comes on the heels of a brutal attack in Pakistan, where a teenage girl named Malala Yousafzi was shot for promoting girls' education in the Swat Valley.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Food writer and historian Bee Wilson, author of the new book: "Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat," explains how our relationship with food is emotional, primal, familial, and cultural.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Speaking at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, Republic Presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave a key foreign policy address Monday afternoon, laying out his plan to take the United States back to an earlier era in global affairs. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, provides analysis.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Earlier this week, just hours before the first presidential debate in Denver, Aurora shooting victim Stephen Barton spoke out in a new ad, put out by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, asking the voters to pay close attention to how both candidates addressed gun violence.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
How did this hot issue become a non-issue? Has the country forgotten about the Patriot Act? Or do the candidates just hope that we have? Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University's School of Law takes a closer look as part of The Takeaway's Don't Mention It Series.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
This year’s fellows include novelist Junot Diaz, filmmaker Natalia Almada, Washington Post reporter David Finkel, Harvard economist Raj Chetty, and Maria Chudnovsky, associate professor of industrial engineering and operations research at Columbia University.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
With just over a month till voting day, talk of climate change is essentially absent from campaign rhetoric of both presidential candidates. Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer at The New Yorker, explains why.
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.
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.