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Posey Gruener

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7th Lawsuit Filed Against Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, July 12, 2010

On Friday, in federal court, The League of United Latin American Citizens filed a suit against Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The lawsuit is the seventh to have been filed against the state since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed S.B. 1070 into law on April 23rd. This suit objects to the guidelines themselves, saying that they welcome officers to question someone’s legal status based on “vague and ill-defined factors." 

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Oil Industry Throwing Millions at Congressional Elections

Friday, July 09, 2010

With tar balls still fouling Gulf Coastlines, and vitriol aimed at BP Executive Tony Hayward, the oil industry doesn't have many friends in Washington. But while members of Congress may not be taking photos with oil execs, they are taking their money. This election cycle is on track to set a record for contributions from the oil and gas industry. With big energy issues on the docket and the oil industry's image taking a serious hit from the Gulf, the oil industry is eager to change minds and exert influence. That means spending big money. $14 million has been contributed to campaigns so far, and the number is expected to rise to almost $20 million by November. That's according to the sleuths and number crunchers at The Center for Responsive Politics, a group that analyzes campaign contributions for signs of influence.  

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Pentagon Tightens Rules on Military Interaction with Media

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Pentagon has created new rules governing the military's interaction with the media, following Gen. Stanley McChrystal's loose-lipped appearance in Rolling Stone. Yesterday, for the first time since the controversial new rules were announced, Defense Secretary Robert Gates faced the press. 

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Univision's Jorge Ramos on President Obama's Immigration Policy

Monday, July 05, 2010

When President Obama spoke recently at American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C., Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was watching very closely. Ramos is a familiar face at Univision, the spanish-language network, and he's also been pressing the Obama Administration to make good on its campaign pledge to reform immigration laws. It's been an issue for Ramos since 2008, when Obama was fighting for the nomination. Ramos gleaned this pledge from him: “What I can guarantee,” Obama said, “is that we will have in the first year [of the presidency] an immigration bill that I strongly support.” Ramos called it “La Promesa de Obama,” and he's been pressing the administration to make good on it ever since.

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Arizona Police Training Video Opens Window onto Law

Friday, July 02, 2010

When Arizona's controversial immigration law goes into effect at the end of this month, police officers will be under close scrutiny in their enforcement. A new video hopes to make Arizona's police force equal to that scrutiny. The video was required by Jan Brewer at the law's signing on April 23, and it's been mailed out to all 170 police districts the state. We speak with Larry Talvy, a marshal from Tombstone, Arizona, who has watched the video, about what anxieties it reveals and what situations it hopes to prevent. 

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Cellphone Radiation A Danger? 'Reply Hazy; Ask Again Later'

Thursday, June 17, 2010

San Francisco wants to let consumers know about the radiation coming out of their cellphones. On Tuesday, the city's Board of Supervisors passed a measure requiring point-of-sale displays to provide information on the amount of radiation their devices emit.  Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the measure into law. But should consumers actually be worried?

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BP Makes $20 Billion Deal on Cleanup Costs

Thursday, June 17, 2010

At the request of the Obama administration, BP has set aside $20 billion in escrow to be paid out to individuals and communities affected by the oil disaster on the Gulf Coast. The money will be handed out under the supervision of Ken Feinberg, who handled the victims' compensation fund after 9/11, and who helped to determine what executives at bailed-out banks should be paid.

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http://audio.wnyc.org/takeaway/takeaway061410_2e.mp3

Monday, June 14, 2010

Despite the drizzle, last night's 2010 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall felt like a Hollywood event. Scarlett Johannson, Laura Linney, Jude Law, and the band Green Day walked down the red carpet. The night's biggest awards went to "Memphis," which won in the Musical category, and "Red," which took home the Tony for Musical Revival. Patrick Healy of The New York Times was there and joins The Takeaway to talk about the winners, losers, and surprises from the night.

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Vast Mineral Resources Discovered In Afghanistan

Monday, June 14, 2010

Recent reports from Afghanistan indicate that the country is at an economic and political turning point. The New York Times reports that $1 trillion in mineral resources lies beneath the surface of Afghanistan. The mineral wealth is so vast that it may drastically change Afghanistan's economy and alter the course of the war. 

To illuminate what all of this wealth means for Afghanistan and the U.S., we turn to Christine Fair, political scientist with Georgetown University, and a former political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul. We also speak with lithium market expert Robert Baylis and Afghanistan's Minister of Mines, Ibrahim Adel.

 

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Hundreds of Graves Mishandled at Arlington National Cemetery

Friday, June 11, 2010

Over 200 bodies may have been misidentified or misplaced at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army said on Thursday. Arlington National Cemetery's superintendent and deputy have been ousted following a newly released Pentagon report revealing misidentified graves and poor record keeping. 

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This Shoe is Older than Stonehenge

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the world's oldest leather shoe, dating back to around 3,500 B.C.  The shoe has laces, is approximately a woman's size 7, and is an orphan: no left shoe was found.

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Female Candidates Sweep Tuesday's Primaries; What Does This Mean for Men?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

For the first time in U.S. history, women are now the majority of the workforce. They also get more college degrees than men, and two prominent women just won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate and governor in California, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, powerful businesswomen who turned to politics beat out male challengers. Women won elsewhere as well - in Iowa, Nevada, Arkansas and South Carolina. 

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Oil Cleanup Jobs Help Gulf for Now, But What Comes Later?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

In a Saturday radio address from Grand Isle, La., President Obama promised to "stand with the people of the Gulf Coast until they are made whole."  Making the gulf coast whole, so far, is taking a lot of manpower: 17,500 National Guard troops deployed to aid in the response; 20,000 people cleaning shorelines and beaches; and more than 1,900 vessels laying boom in the gulf. The cleanup may bring a surge of temporary work, but residents of the Gulf Coast worry that the boom will be temporary at best.

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SpaceX Company Obama Administrations's Latest Hope for Space Travel

Friday, June 04, 2010

Today, or possibly tomorrow, the Falcon 9 rocket is slated for test launch at Cape Canaveral. When the 18-story rocket fires into orbit - or crashes into the ocean - it will be carrying no cargo, no astronauts, just one heavy load: Obama's hopes for space.

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Bill Gates Has an Idea on How To Plug The Spill. Do You?

Friday, June 04, 2010

Everyone from scientists to political pundits to movie stars to just plain folks seems to have an idea about how to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico these days. Nuclear weapons, hydraulic pipes, bails of hay, and high tech water cleaning systems have all been put on the table. Takeaway listeners join the fray with some of their proposals, including cameo appearances by Bill Gates and Samantha Bee.  

 

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Managing Risk in Industries on the Edge: a look at Oil, Wall Street, and NASA

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The oil industry, Wall Street, and NASA all have this in common: very smart people have the freedom to take huge risks – and those same very smart people are the only ones who can fix it when things go wrong.

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Interracial Marriages, Past and Present

Monday, May 31, 2010

According to the latest census numbers, the number of interracial marriages is up 20 percent since the year 2000, to about 4.5 million. That means that eight percent of all marriages in the U.S. are now between people of different races. 

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Celebrity Financial Advisor Charged With Defrauding Clients $30 Million

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kenneth Starr, financial advisor to Hollywood celebrities like Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone has been charged with defrauding his clients of $30 million since 2008.

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Is the Gulf Oil Spill Obama's Katrina?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Amid criticisms about slow response times and an unclear chain of command, the question has been asked, "Is This Obama's Katrina?"  In a press conference yesterday - his first since the gulf oil leak five weeks ago - President Obama sent a clear message: I take responsibility.  This is my job.  And things should have moved faster.

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Dow Closes Below 10,000; Apple Closes Above Microsoft

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Even on a bad day, when the Dow closed below 10,000 for the first time since February 8, Apple Inc. managed to have a good one.  

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