Tuesday, January 06, 2015
By Emma Jacobs
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Judge Carney argues that the lack of certainty over when, and more importantly if an execution will take place constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
After the NSA contractor turned whistleblower revealed the U.S. government's vast network of surveillance, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with two felonies under the 1917 Espionage Act and one count of the theft. His legal advisor explains why he won't be returning Stateside anytime soon.
Monday, May 19, 2014
NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about the firing of Jill Abramson and this weekend's developments at the Times. Sex advice columnist Dan Savage is also the author of American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Plus: what New Yorkers leave behind in cabs; and the saga of the closing of reBar.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Poverty in America is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and the new working poor—the tens of millions seriously affected by the economic downturn and cutbacks in social welfare programs. Sasha Abramsky argues that for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. He looks at economic inequality and poverty, and suggests ways for devising a fairer and more equitable social contract. In The American Way of Poverty, he looks at topics from housing policy to wage protections to affordable higher education, and calls political changes and a new, more effective War on Poverty.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The future in Egypt seems uncertain and there are many lessons from history that can be learned about what we can expect next. There is no doubt that the military will directly affect the path of progress Egypt is to take in the near future—the question that remains, however, is where that path will lead. Joining us is Jon Alterman to discuss Egypt's future and the role of its military.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
All week this week, The Takeaway journeys into the complex realities faced by refugees from around the world. Farhiya Shazz Hussein is 22-years-old. In 1992, she left Somalia with her mom and seven siblings for the Kenyan refugee camp Kakuma. When she was 6-years-old, her family vanished from the camp. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her efforts to help the displaced and her plight as a refugee.
Monday, July 01, 2013
The 82 Airborne Division, the Army’s rapid-response force for global crises, is undergoing training exercises aimed at improving its ability to handle chemical weapons attacks. Major General John W. Nicholson Jr., the Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, sheds light on the paratrooper's changing mission.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Today, the overarching symbol of democracy is popular discontent—from Turkey and Bulgaria, to Brazil and again this weekend in Egypt, the language and the time zones may change, but the voice of their protest is increasingly the same. According to Columbia University Professor Alfred Stepan, these protests are a direct reflection of the levels of democratic consolidation in the countries at hand.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky launched a filibuster to attempt to block the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA -- talking for 13 hours straight. He took to the Senate floor to call attention to a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder which stated that drone strikes on American could be a possibility in the future. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent puts Paul's filibuster in context.
Monday, February 04, 2013
How far can a U.S. government censor go to keep information classified? That's the question surrounding the much-anticipated hearings of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg, correspondent for the Miami Herald, has been covering the hearings from Guantanamo Bay.
Friday, October 12, 2012
We may think we know all about how we make decisions, but when it comes to political choices, they can hinge on a number of factors that we rarely notice. Brooke speaks with political psychologists and scientists to get to the bottom of why we make the choices we do at election time.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Baratunde Thurston, the former director of digital at The Onion, talks about humor, politics, and his book How to Be Black, part memoir and part guidebook. He tells stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, his hippie mother, his drug-abusing father who was murdered, and his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. Baratunde Thurston is participating in "Tell Your Friends!" with Janeane Garofalo and others at the Cornelia Street Café on August 19 at 8:30.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
With wins in Wisconsin, DC, and Maryland, Mitt Romney now has half the delegates needed to win the nomination. And for the first time yesterday, President Obama attacked Romney by name. NPR White House Correspondent, Ari Shapiro, joins from Wisconsin to discuss the 2012 race and other political news.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012