The Takeaway

A Christmas Miracle: Donations from Strangers Save a Child

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

As The Takeaway explores stories of gift giving and gift receiving all this hour, a rare act of generosity changed Beth Gonzalez’s perspective on the notion of presents. Beth tells the story of her three-year-old son Lucas who was born with a rare genetic immune disorder, and how donations from all over the world saved his life.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | December 25, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Christmas Miracle: Donations from Strangers who Saved a Child | Deconstructing the Christmas Gift | Listeners' Most Meaningful Gifts | Celebrity Stories of Gift Giving | George Takei: Christmas at a Japanese Internment Camp | Remembering Newtown on Christmas


To Buy (Or Not to Buy): Holiday Gift Ideas from WNYC and WQXR Radio Hosts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Can't decide what to give a loved one this year? Never fear. WNYC and WQXR hosts are here to help. Warm woolen socks, locally distilled rye whiskey and a t-shirt inspired by the cult classic "The Warriors" are among their recommendations this year.

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Know Your Neighbor

Judee, The Gift Collector

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last-minute holiday shoppers, let the story of Judee Rosenbaum in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, inspire you to change your ways. Each January, she begins collecting a year's worth of finds for family and friends, precisely chosen items that she trusts the recipient will love. "I collect everywhere I go," says Rosenbaum. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Entertainment reporter Nick Leighton has his very own Uncommon Economic Indicator, which he posted as a video with the following comment:

I've noticed a gift bag slow-down since late-2007 and the number of events (like charity benefits and movie premiers) giving out swag (and the quality of this free ...

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