Noel King

Freelance Journalist based in Egypt

Noel King appears in the following:

Pentagon faces accusations of harsh interrogations at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A probe by the Senate Armed Services Committee has found that senior Pentagon lawyers were active in developing harsh interrogation techniques used in the systematic torture of detainees in American prisons at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Abu Ghraib, Iraq. The Takeaway talks with Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times reporter who covered Tuesday’s senate hearing.


Golf Goliath Tiger Woods wins again at US Open

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate faced off in a David vs. Goliath-style battle in Monday’s gripping US Open finale. And... Goliath won. Woods captured his 14th major with a sudden-death par on a 19th hole. The Takeaway talks to Ed Wanambwa, senior editor at African American Golf Digest.


Advanced nuclear weapons designs may have been sold on black market

Monday, June 16, 2008

Which groups or nations may have bought electronic blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon? That’s the question for American and international investigators who say the plans for a small nuke were found on the computer network of rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has been under house arrest for the past four years. The Takeaway talks with New York Times reporter David Sanger, who has been following this story for a year.


'Grease' is the word: Used-oil thefts rise along with food prices

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Producer's Notes:

Detective Larry Findley didn't want to be on the radio. But the gumshoe's desire to educate people about grease theft trumped his suspicion of what he calls "media types."

The demand for grease (used cooking oil) is at an all-time high. That's due in ...


Sydney Pollack, Oscar winner and director of A-list actors, dies at 73

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sydney Pollack

Selected films:

  • Michael Clayton (producer/actor, 2007)
  • Sketches of Frank Gehry (director/producer/cinematographer, 2005)
  • Cold Mountain (producer, 2003)
  • The Firm (director/producer, 1993)
  • Out of Africa (director, 1985)
  • Tootsie (director/actor, 1982)
  • Absence of Malice (director, 1981)
  • Three Days of the Condor (director, 1975)
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (director, 1969)

View a slideshow of Sydney Pollack's life in movies, produced by The New York Times.

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An escalation of violence in Lebanon

Friday, May 09, 2008

Lebanon was gripped by violence Thursday as supporters of the Western-backed government and opposition Hezbollah clashed in the streets, following the government’s decision to shut down Hezbollah’s private phone network. The fighting sparked fears of a new civil war.

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2008: A Space Odyssey: Your responses to today's Takeaway question

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hosts John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji play back responses to today's Takeaway question: If you could spend a weekend in space, where would you go, and who would you take with you?


As the primaries wind down, the battle for superdelegates heats up

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

With six primaries left in the Democratic nomination schedule, Senators Clinton and Obama are fighting hard for the undecided superdelegates who hold increasing sway in choosing the party's presidential candidate. New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny and Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein examine the back-room battle.


Myanmar aid groups face steep challenges

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Agencies are struggling to provide humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of people left vulnerable after Cyclone Nargis roared through Myanmar (Burma) on Saturday.

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The 2008 NBA Playoffs

Monday, May 05, 2008


Sunday pundits round-up

Monday, May 05, 2008


Primary focus shifts to tiny Guam

Friday, May 02, 2008

Guamanians head to the primary polls on Saturday...


There are two Americas... and one of them is in pain

Friday, May 02, 2008

A new Princeton University study reveals that Americans with less education and lower income spend more of their time in pain. Those in pain are less likely to work or socialize with others and are more inclined to watch television than the pain-free.


Scooter sales: the newest economic indicator

Friday, May 02, 2008

Sales in scooters spike as consumers grow tired of high gas prices.

The Takeaway went to Bottega scooter store in Red Hook, Brooklyn to find out what's fueling the apparent surge in scooter sales. Check out the video.


Road-tripping across Indiana in the run-up to the primary

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein joins us from the road in Indiana. She's crossing this week ahead of the May 6 primary, which is expected to shatter Indiana's previous voter turnout records. Bernstein joins us from the northwest corner of the state.