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The Takeaway

INFOGRAPHIC: Millennials & Religion

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This week The Takeaway is exploring the relationship millennials, those aged 18-30, have with religion in our series "Young Nation Under God?" According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, more than one-quarter of American adults, about 28 percent, have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion, or no religion at all. Here you'll find an infographic of the trends reported by Pew.

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The Takeaway

Breaking Down Barriers To Classical Music

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

As the classical music world grapples with the loss of its core listeners, the New World Symphony has been doing interesting things to break down stereotypes when it comes to classical music and classical performance.The Takeaway speaks with Howard Herring, president and CEO of the New World Symphony, about his groundbreaking work to open classical music to a wider audience.

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Conducting Business

State of the Arts: Behind the NEA Survey

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Watch the archived webcast on the future of arts audiences, which comes on the heels of a new NEA survey on public participation. It showed a decline in Americans' arts consumption.

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WQXR Features

Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Arts audiences are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art forms including Latin music, jazz and dance performances saw modest upticks in attendance due in part to growing minority participation.

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The Takeaway

SURVEY: Who Is Most to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

This morning Americans awoke to find that they now have more in common with Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo—we're a nation without a functioning government. While those places have been victims of violence, war and poverty, the government-free condition of the United States is completely self inflicted. Who is to blame: The executive or legislative branches, or both? Take our survey here.

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The Takeaway

Apprehension Around Healthcare Rollout Lingers

Monday, September 30, 2013

The next phase of the Affordable Care Act arrives tomorrow. But the American public remains unconvinced the Affordable Care Act is a good idea. Dante Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University. He mined the data for us and found that even among America's uninsured there is a great deal of apprehension about the law.

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The Takeaway

Obamacare 101 | The Countdown to a Government Shutdown Begins | CIR: Vets Dangerously Over Medicated by VA

Monday, September 30, 2013

Popularity of Affordable Care Act Low on Eve of Rollout | Obamacare 101 | The Countdown to a Government Shutdown Begins | CIR: Vets Dangerously Over Medicated by VA | Retro Report: Walter Reed Medical Center Six Years Later | A Look at The Affordable Care Act Around the Country ...

The Takeaway

Obamacare 101: A Guide to the New Healthcare Law

Monday, September 30, 2013

Here to answer your healthcare questions is Neera Tanden, formerly the senior adviser for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Tanden advised HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and worked on President Barack Obama’s health reform team in the White House. Here you'll also find our free tool that will allow you to find out what your healthcare options are and how to get them.

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Schoolbook

New School Year, New SchoolBook

Monday, September 23, 2013

SchoolBook is taking the opportunity of Week Three of the 2013-14 school year, after the initial flurry of early September and on the heels of iOS 7 and the latest iPhone, to introduce our own splashy tech upgrade: SchoolBook 3.0. Take it for a spin. 

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WNYC News

3 Brooklyn Sites Up For Landmark Designation

Sunday, September 22, 2013

WNYC

Three sites in Brooklyn and one in Westchester County are being considered for designation as historic landmarks.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Want Change: Poll

Thursday, September 19, 2013

WNYC

Voters say the city needs a new direction by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday afternoon.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Attitudes of Bike Share Programs

Monday, September 16, 2013

How do Americans feel about bike share programs? How many people ride bikes and why? The Takeaway partnered with research firm YouGov to find out what Americans think – this data explains why some folks who love bike share programs, and why some don’t.

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The Takeaway

Enter The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Enter The Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge today! Entries are open until 11:59 PM Eastern time on Sunday, September 22.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rep. Engel on Syria; Five Years After Lehman Brothers; Gender Divisions at Harvard and Beyond

Friday, September 13, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) weighs in on the debate as to the best course of U.S. action in Syria. Plus: Five years after the financial collapse, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair reflects on the state of banking; Jodi Kantor of the New York Times discusses her reporting on gender and class divisions at Harvard Business School; Andrew Bacevich on the gulf between the American public and our all-volunteer military; and how much water you actually need to drink.

New Tech City

Lower Manhattan Vies for More Tech Companies

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lower Manhattan is hoping to draw more tech companies and connect the more than 600 existing ones with the creation of a new tech industry hub, known as LaunchLM

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WNYC News

The Primary Election is Over...Or Is It?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is vowing to wait until every vote is counted in the primary election. "This is far from over," he said.

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WNYC News

Analyzing the Primary Election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WNYC

It was quite a primary election. The powerful City Council speaker who led the mayoral race for much of the summer came in a distant third. Three famous -- and famously disgraced -- politicians begging for a second chance were defeated. And a Brooklyn liberal skyrocketed out of nowhere to grab 40 percent of Democrats' votes for mayor.

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Schoolbook

Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren make their way to school on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they face is swift-moving traffic. A WNYC and Transportation Nation examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards.

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Schoolbook

Guide: Where Candidates Stand on City Schools

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Nearly all of the mayoral candidates have vowed to change the way New York City schools are run. WNYC's Beth Fertig lays out the key points ahead of the Democrats' primary day. Take a listen. Share your thoughts. What changes do you want to see in the school system under the first new mayor in more than a decade?

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Schoolbook

Capture Back to School in Pictures

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Over one hundred parents, educators, and administrators documented the first day of school in New York City.
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