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The Takeaway

Former Navy SEAL Considers Bid for Missouri Governor

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Former Navy Seal Eric Greitens is the author of a new book all about resilience. And now he says he's exploring running for governor of Missouri as a Republican next year.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 412: True Blue

Monday, February 09, 2015

Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years. Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013. Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing crisis at the center of his state.

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PRI's The World

The Italian Bobby Fischer is making chess history in St. Louis

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A tournament in St. Louis has everyone in the chess world mesmerized. Norway's glamorous, 23-year-old World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was the favorite. But a younger upstart has won a record-setting seven games ... and could unseat him.

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PRI's The World

After Ferguson, one woman urges her fellow African immigrants to see themselves simply as black

Friday, August 22, 2014

The unrest this month in Ferguson, Mo., has many Americans thinking about where we are as a country when it comes to race. One Ethiopian-American writer is urging her fellow African immigrants to be "Ferguson strong" and identify closely with African Americans.

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PRI's The World

A Trinidadian immigrant reflects on her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.

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PRI's The World

A veteran conflict reporter had to go to Ferguson to get arrested for the first time

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.

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PRI's The World

Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.

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The Takeaway

Faith and the National Guard: Two Plans for Peace in Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri's governor sent the National Guard into Ferguson today. Local churches are taking a different approach.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Missouri as a Mirror, Support for Victims, and The Beatles Reimagined

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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PRI's The World

In France, Ferguson protests stir memories of suburban riots

Friday, August 15, 2014

The death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson have provoked lots of conversation about the militarization of the police in the United States. France has its own history of racial tensions and riots, and the week's events have reminded some French people of tenser times.

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PRI's The World

US veteran says police response in Ferguson 'isn’t the country we fought to protect'

Friday, August 15, 2014

The heavy-handed police response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, this week, has drawn a lot of criticism from veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Phillip Carter, a former army captain, wrote a piece for the Daily Beast entitled "Ferguson's Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq."

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The Takeaway

New Peacekeeper Cools Tension in Ferguson

Friday, August 15, 2014

Missouri's governor named Captain Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol as the new leader of security operations in Ferguson. Capt. Johnson spent much of last night with protesters, listening to their stories and marching alongside them through the streets. 

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PRI's The World

Why are police using military gear in Ferguson and how did they get it?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the city's police have brought out military equipment to tamp down the protests, shocking many Americans. The gear most likely came through programs created after 9/11.

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The Takeaway

'Municipal Shock & Awe' in Ferguson

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"It's hard to understand what threat justified this," said New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb. He was at the protests last night and said that police fired rubber bullets and fired flash grenades during the protests.

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The Takeaway

Missouri Votes to Guarantee The Right to Farm

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Missourians will vote today on an amendment to the state's Constitution that would guarantee the rights to farm and ranch. Is this a back-to-the-land movement, or a ploy to get around regulations?

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The Takeaway

Missouri Moves One Step Closer to Nullifying All Federal Gun Laws

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In May, Missouri's state legislature passed a bill that would nullify all federal gun laws, which Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed. But on Wednesday, the legislature convenes again—and it looks like there are enough votes to override that veto. Republican Representative Jay Barnes voted against the bill in May. He joins The Takeaway to discuss why he voted against it and the consequences it could have if passed.

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The Takeaway

Senate Races to Watch: Connecticut and Missouri

Friday, November 02, 2012

Senate races are tightening around the country, and we’re back on their trail today to take a look at the races in two key states: Connecticut and Missouri. Jason Rosenbaum is a political reporter for the St. Louis Beacon, and Colin McEnroe is the host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.

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The Takeaway

Repercussions of Rep. Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On Sunday, Republican Representative Todd Akin said in an interview that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." His gaffe became a top headline by Monday morning and is rumored to have the potential to derail his Senate race.

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The Takeaway

Severe Weather Tears Through the Midwest and South

Thursday, March 01, 2012

A storm system moving across the Midwest Wednesday morning caused tornadoes from Kansas to Kentucky.  At least twelve people were killed; six deaths were reported in the city of Harrisburg, Illinois alone where the most damage occurred. The severe weather also tore through country music resort city Branson, Missouri destructing the heart of the city's tourist district.

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