The Takeaway Edit this Published in The Takeaway Top of the Hour: American Reinvention, Morning Headlines Listen 4 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/takeaway/#file=/audio/json/103910/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend American flag (jcolman / flickr) i Americans love reinvention. It's part of the American ideal, the idea that you can be anyone you want to be in a free country, even if you change your mind about who exactly that is.