Tim Einenkel

Tim has been with The Takeaway since July 2009. Prior to him working on The Takeaway, he was with the Air America Network where he wore many hats. He was the interactive content manager and worked as a producer/engineer on Air America shows, such as: The Rachel Maddow Show, The Randi Rhodes Show, and The Laura Flanders Show.

Even though Tim has much experience in the radio world, he wasn’t always a radio guru. After graduating from Ithaca College, Tim worked in the non-profit field as an education grant editor and an assistant after-school program director.

Tim Einenkel appears in the following:

Computerized Confessions: Biographies and Wedding Toasts in the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.

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Your So-Called Future Life: Homes and To-Do Lists Get 'Smart'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In the smart home of the future, your milk jug will tell you when your milk has gone sour, your plants will text you when they need watering and with solar panels on your roof, you may not even need to be connected to the power grid. 

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Online Shopping Gets Real

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Some e-retailers are shifting their strategies by opening brick-and-mortar stores to attract new customers that may not be comfortable purchasing a pair of shorts or eyeglasses without first trying them on.


Brain Drain: New York City Losing Out in Brain Biz

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brian.


Male Athletes Fight for the Right to Synchronized Swim in the Olympics

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

While most of us are accustomed to seeing women play soccer and none of us bat an eye at women running, men are still prohibited from competing in some sports — specifically synchronized swimming. An all-male synchronized swimming team in London has petitioned the International Olympic Committee to change that.

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Audio Essay: Hosni Mubarak and Ariel Sharon's Enduring Legacies

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Although this morning the focus is on Egypt, right across the border Ariel Sharon is also in this "not dead" state. For two leaders that once went head to head, now they are so alive that when they are dead, they are still alive. In this audio essay, John Hockenberry asks: Can they ever die?

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The Art of Rap

Friday, June 15, 2012

When people think of music as art they may think of a piano sonata by Mozart or a thrilling piece of be-bop by Charlie Parker, but a new documentary suggests that the title of "art" should also be bestowed on hip hop. Legendary rapper Ice T is the director of a new film called "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," which opens in limited release today.

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Behind the Scenes at Orbital's Launch Facility

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SpaceX and Orbital will be the first private companies to fly missions to the International Space Station. The two companies have multi-billion dollar contracts to supply cargo to the station after the NASA shuttle program shut down. BBC's science reporter Neil Bowdler was granted exclusive access to Orbital's launch facilities in Virginia.


A Climate of Fear Among Christians in Iraq

Monday, April 09, 2012

In Iraq, the Christian community continues to suffer from intimidation and threats of violence, and the number of Christians in the country has dropped drastically following the U.S. invasion nine years ago in 2003. Rami Ruhayem is a correspondent for our partner the BBC, who has found that even though the levels of violent attacks have dropped recently, there is still a climate of fear.

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The Takeaway Pays Tribute to Earl Scruggs

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs, the man who reinvented the banjo as a solo virtuoso instrument, has died at the age of 88. Scruggs invented a style, the three finger picking style of banjo playing distinct from the ancient Clawhammer technique. Scruggs style is precise, rhythmic, dizzyingly fast and took the banjo from the back of the band and brought it down front. The Takeaway pays tribute to Scruggs, who played his instrument like no one had ever before played it and changed music forever.

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Transportation Bill Fight Reflects Party Divide

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Senate voted yesterday to overhaul transportation programs and keep aid flowing to thousands of construction projects while strengthening highway and auto safety. Todd Zwillich gives the nuts and bolts of the transportation bill and explains the politics behind its delay.  


Kevin Young on African American Culture, and Its Role in the Country's Cultural Progress

Friday, March 09, 2012

In poet Kevin Young's new book, "The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness," Young offers a remarkable, encyclopedic essay on the history of African-American culture. Young explores how African-American culture and American culture have affected one another. The book, part prose and part essay, also explores how African-American culture has become an essential and inextricable part of American culture.


New Hampshire Primary in Tweets

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The battle for the New Hampshire primary plays out on TV screens, newspapers, and the internet as results come in throughout the night. One way to tell the story of this event is through Twitter, by seeing how pundits, politicians, pranksters and across the country reacted to the results. Takeaway co-host John Hockenberry tells the story of the New Hampshire primary according to tweets.


No More 'No Homo'?: Rap's Evolving Attitudes Toward Homosexuality

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Misogynistic and homophobic lyrics are part and parcel of mainstream rap music's hyper-masculine culture. But over the last year, as part of a larger conversation about homophobia and bullying, more and more stars have spoken out against the community's anti-gay attitudes. 

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Steve Martin on 'Give Me the Banjo'

Friday, November 04, 2011

In music, there are few things more insane than an amateur going and trying to sit down with a real player. But that's just what John Hockenberry did earlier this week, when he went to the house of comedian, author and banjo aficionado Steve Martin. A documentary called "Give Me the Banjo" airs tonight, and is narrated by Martin. But in the comedian's New York City apartment, talking about the banjo — as well as Martin's long career in comedy and interest in music — was augmented by some performance and a lesson or two. 

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'One Day It'll All Make Sense': Common Reflects on His Life and Music

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Common rose to fame as a rapper in the 1990s, and his childhood and teenage years clearly influenced his music. He's also found success as an actor, and now as a writer — his new memoir, "One Day It'll All Make Sense," which shares the title of his 1997 album, came out yesterday.


Is the US in Denial Over Its Debt?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

With the deadline quickly approaching for Congress to make a decision on whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, President Obama warned that failing to come to a negotiation could significantly impact the nation's economy and investors' confidence in the United States. Beyond that, some experts say Congress's slowness in developing a plan to face the debt crisis may be symbolic of something more—namely that America is in denial over the gravity of its debt problem. 

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An Argument Against the Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

About two weeks from now, the State Department will randomly draw 50,000 names from the fifteen million entries for U.S. visas, as part of the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. The Diversity Visa program garnered attention recently, after news that a computer glitch invalidated a drawing in early May, obligating the State Department to nullify 22,000 visas it had previously awarded. 

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Does President Obama Listen to His Generals?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

After many months of speculation and political pressure, President Obama laid out his plans for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan last night. His plans signal a shift in strategy, with Obama pulling troops out of Afghanistan at a faster pace than top military generals had initially recommended. Some senior officials have said on the record that rapid troop withdrawal will make it difficult for the remaining American forces in Afghanistan to complete their mission. 



Bin Laden's Death May Affect How We Treat Prisoners

Monday, May 02, 2011

This morning, reports have surfaced linking Bin Laden's death to intelligence gathered at the notorious Guantanamo Bay holding facility in Cuba. If keeping prisoners detained has resulted in the death of America's most-wanted tourist, what does that mean for how we'll treat prisoners in the future? We speak about this with Richard Perle, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan.