The Takeaway

Your Take: What the Ocean Means

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yesterday's conversation with author Simon Winchester about the Atlantic Ocean brought in a wave of responses from Takeaway listeners. Whether you feel it's a holy place, or a scary place, you had a lot to say on the subject.


The Takeaway

Feeling 'Tied to the Ocean?' Just 'Ask Pops.'

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Speaking at a dinner in Newport, RI, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy said, "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."

Dave Masch considers himself strongly tied to the sea. He's lived by the Atlantic Ocean for 56 years, and writes a sporadic column on sea life called "Ask Pops." He joins us to discuss the ocean and those creatures who inhabit it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: The North Atlantic Garbage Patch

Thursday, August 26, 2010

On today's second Underreported segment, Kara Lavender Law and Giora Proskurowski, both oceanographers at the Sea Education Association (SEA), discusses the North Atlantic garbage patch, where plastic bags and bottles form a floating, swirling mass in the ocean. They’ll talk about the 22 years of research on the garbage patch, and new research that shows it hasn’t been growing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oceans Away

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Julia Whitty, author of Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean and environmental correspondent for Mother Jones, talks about her new book about oceans in light of the BP disaster.

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The Takeaway

Giant Plumes of Oil in Gulf: How BP Will Stop the Flow

Monday, May 17, 2010

Over the weekend, BP made major headway in containing the flow of oil still leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, which ruptured back on April 20. Since that day, oil has flowed into the gulf at a rate of at least 210,000 gallons a day, and some argue that the rate may be as high as 3,000,000. (For comparison, a standard gasoline tanker truck holds 9,000 gallons: Imagine a line of 24 tanker trucks pulling up to the Gulf every day, dumping their crude oil, and driving off.)

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The Takeaway

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Haitian Migrants in Caribbean

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A dramatic rescue operation is underway in the Caribbean, where more than a hundred Haitian migrants have been rescued after their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands. The U.S. Coast Guard is helping the local authorities with the rescue. To get the very latest, The Takeaway talks to Matt Morlag, of the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami.