Noel King

Freelance Journalist based in Egypt

Noel King appears in the following:

A 19th-century style musical debate

Friday, October 10, 2008

Long before American Idol and America’s Got Talent, and television or radio for that matter, American musicians gained popularity through events called 'cutting contests.' They were ...

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From survival of the fittest to survival of all: Is evolution over?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

As medicine, technology and culture advance, we’ve gone from survival of the fittest to survival of just about everyone. Evolution is about weeding out the weak and ensuring that the ...

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A rare glimpse into the oil rigs on Alaska’s mysterious North Slope

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Alaska’s North Slope is barren tundra, shrouded in mystery for those people who don't live or work there. It's also where we get more than 15 percent of domestic oil. Writer Jeanne Ma...

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Georgia voter registration in black and white

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The surge in voter registration in Georgia is no surprise, but its racial breakdown is. The state has seen a 27-percent increase in black voters when compared to 2004 as the number of white voters has fallen 14 percent.

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Red Sox, Rays go on in AL pennant race

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

On Monday night, the Tampa Bay Rays faced off against the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox took on the Los Angeles Angels. The Red Sox squeaked out a victory in the bottom of...

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What's happened in the 10 years since gay student Matthew Shepard's murder

Monday, October 06, 2008

Ten years ago this week, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally murdered. Shepard’s death struck a chord with people across the nation and re-energi...

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McCain ties Obama to Weather Underground, Obama ties McCain to Keating Five

Monday, October 06, 2008

It’s been a busy weekend for candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times joins The Takeaway to explain.

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Consumer spending is the latest victim of the financial crisis

Monday, October 06, 2008

Reverberations from the financial crisis are being felt all across the country — particularly in places where people normally spend their money. Auto dealers, restaurant, store and ho...

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Is going "postal" the way forward for U.S. banks?

Monday, October 06, 2008

The U.S. economy's troubled banking sector is under fire. Investments banks are being absorbed by commercial banks and Americans are afraid for their money. Michael Lind, a fellow at ...

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Of Sarah Palin and Palin Syrah: An Alaska Governor and a Chilean wine

Friday, October 03, 2008

Just weeks ago, Palin Syrah was a modestly popular organic Chilean wine that went for about $13 a bottle. Then came the Republican National Convention, and the announcement that a ver...

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What to expect when the credit crisis hits Main Street, part 2

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The bailout has failed…for now. The markets are tumbling and then jumping up again. It’s harder than ever to get a mortgage, to get credit, to get a car loan. We all know where Wall S...

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What to expect when the credit crisis hits Main Street

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A first try at a bailout has failed in the House and the markets are volatile. It's harder than ever to get a mortgage, to get credit, to get a car loan. We all know where Wall Street...

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Radio Saigon Houston keeps Vietnamese community informed during Hurricane Ike

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

When Hurricane Ike tore through the Texas Gulf coast, the region’s 160,000 Vietnamese Americans knew where to turn for information. For four days, Radio Saigon Houston struggled to st...

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Pennants still up for grabs as 2008 baseball regular season nears end

Monday, September 29, 2008

This year's baseball season is coming to a close, and the drama spans the Mets’ last game at Shea Stadium, Tampa Bay’s surprising season, and the potential Cubs-White Sox face-off.

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A formula for measuring spin in the presidential debates

Monday, September 29, 2008

Politicians are masters at spinning their words to boost their appeal. Which candidate in this year’s presidential election uses the most spin? The Takeaway talks to David Skillicorn,...

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After a weekend of negotiating in Congress, a bailout bill heads for a vote

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Takeaway talks with two reporters and an economist on the details of a $700-billion Wall Street bailout bill.

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Campaign fonts: Optima and Gotham reveal the candidates’ "character issues"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain is Optima. Obama is Gotham. We know what the candidates’ slogans say about their campaigns but what do their fonts mean? From POW to GQ, there may be more to design and typefaces than you’d think.

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Interviews from Mashpee, a close-knit Massachusetts town mourning the death of two soldiers

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Guest: Sean Corcoran, WCAI, a public radio station serving the Cape Cod region


Tributes by friends and relatives of Paul Conlon and Daniel McGuire, both of Mashpee, Massachusetts, killed last week in Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively. Interviews by Sean Corcoran, Senior Reporter at WCAI, the Cape and ...

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Georgian refugees fleeing South Ossetia and Gori

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Guest: Yuri Shafarenko, communications delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross, speaking from North Ossetia

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War’s humanitarian toll in Georgia

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Heavy fighting in the Republic of Georgia has displaced about 100,000 people. And that number could grow. After a week of heavy fighting, aid groups say they can't reach thousands of vulnerable people in South Ossetia.

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