The Takeaway

How We Can Abolish Homelessness

Friday, December 12, 2014

Can you abolish homelessness?  According to the nation's former "homeless czar," the answer is a resounding yes. 

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Raffi Speaks Out Against iPads for Babies

Friday, October 17, 2014

Raffi, well known for his children's songs, is a fierce advocate for child safety, and he joins us to raise awareness around online harassment and take calls on an actual banana phone.

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The Whole World's Gearing Up for This March

Friday, September 19, 2014

Will you be marching on Sunday? Three guests from around the world talk climate change and what this Sunday's People's Climate March plans to accomplish.

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The Takeaway

In Boston, Signs of the Homeless Get Colorful Makeovers

Monday, September 16, 2013

A new, provocative art project in Boston seeks to raise awareness of homelessness. Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama have started a program called “Signs for the Homeless,” which invites artists in Massachusetts to give the drab cardboard signs of the local homeless colorful makeovers. A Cambridge, MA street worker, Hope talks about a provocative art project that's trying to raise awareness of homelessness.  

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Librarians in the Streets

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Christian Zabriskie, assistant manager of the Baisley Park community library in Queens and Lauren Comito, Outreach Librarian at Queens Library, talk about the library advocacy group they founded that utilizes street action, Urban Librarians Unite.

→ Event: The 4th Annual  24-hour Read-In takes place from 4 p.m to 4 p.m., June 8th and 9th, in front of the Brooklyn Central Library in Grand Army Plaza.

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The Takeaway

When the Boss Shows You His Ballot

Friday, April 22, 2011

Supreme Court ruling Citizens United removed financial limitations on how much corporations could give to political campaigns. But a lesser known part of that decision also nullified another law which restricted a corporation’s ability to advocate for certain political candidates and party platforms in the workplace. In essence, your boss can now tell you who he or she is voting for, and why.

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