Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Director John Brewer talks about his new documentary that examines the life and legacy of B.B. King.
Monday, February 24, 2014
After losing the 2013 World Championship to the their most vicious competitor—Canada—nothing could be sweeter to the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team than revenge. The team will have their chance to face-off against their Canadian rivals and reclaim their Paralympic gold medal when they head to the Paralympic Games in Sochi in March.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Brian Lehrer Show interviews all five of the filmmakers behind this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This week we kicked off our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries. We'll speak with the filmmakers behind all five films over the coming days: Cutie and the Boxer (Tuesday); The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); The Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday)
Thursday, February 13, 2014
In the wake of Governor Christie’s George Washington Bridge scandal, Port Authority Chairman David Samson has been accused of colluding with the Governor and compromising commuter safety. We discuss the latest on Samson. Then: in his New York Times op-ed Bob Garfield from On the Media asks: “What is America all about?” Plus: our Oscar-nominated series continues with a look at the documentary “20 Feet from Stardom.”
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Another part of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed by a year; hear the latest news from the capital on ACA delays, the debt limit bill, and more. Then, newly-appointed Administration for Children’s Services commissioner Gladys Carrión discusses joining the de Blasio administration. Plus: our Oscar-nominated documentary series continues with Egyptian director Jehane Noujaim of “The Square.”
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The American South holds 37 percent of the U.S. population, but over half of all new HIV diagnoses occur there. A new documentary called "deepsouth" sheds light on the people living in the most quiet corners of the region. The film's director, Lisa Biagiotti, joins The Takeaway to discuss her film and why the South is the leading geographic region for HIV/AIDS.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Broadcast times: Saturday at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sunday at 7am and 8pm on AM820.
Every day in America, more than 7,000 students drop out of school. In a State of the Re:Union first, this episode combines radio drama and documentary to explore America’s dropout epidemic through the intimate story of one man’s attempt to make a difference in the lives of a group of high-risk kids. Based on the celebrated off-broadway show by SOTRU host Al Letson, this episode chronicles Letson’s journey teaching at a summer camp at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
On this week’s episode, Gabfest panelists talk about "Life is But a Dream," the documentary about Beyoncé that is written, directed by, and starring … Beyoncé.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Each year, The Brian Lehrer Show interviews the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated documentary features. Here we've compiled all five interviews into one podcast.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The annual series on the best documentary Oscar nominees continues with David France, director of "How To Survive A Plague".
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ina May Gaskin, author of the book Spiritual Midwifery and subject of the new documentary "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives", and Mary Wigmore, who co-directed the film with Sara Lamm, discuss the midwifery movement.