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The Takeaway

South Africa 'Devastated' by Hostage Death

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A look at how a failed rescue mission in Yemen left a South African teacher, who was set to be released, dead hours before gaining his freedom.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Jonathan Lethem reads V. S. Pritchett

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Jonathan Lethem reads "The Rescue," by V. S. Pritchett.

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The Takeaway

Colorado Floods: The Rescue Efforts and the Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Severe flooding and mudslides in Colorado have led to at least five deaths, as well as the destruction or damage of nearly 20,000 homes across 15 counties. Heather Hansen, a resident of Boulder, CO currently staying in Ft. Collins and author of "Disappearing Destinations," a book about environmental damage around the world, joins The Takeaway to discuss the challenges ahead.

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The Takeaway

Tornado Survivors Hope to Find Missing Among the Living

Friday, May 27, 2011

There are more than 200 people still missing in Joplin, Missouri, the town hit by a massive tornado on Sunday. That number is down from the original 1500 persons listed in the wake of the destruction, but the death toll on Thursday was at 126, with more than 900 injured. City officials have been working around the clock to locate people or identify bodies in a temporary morgue. Amidst the rubble, there have been miracles — a grandmother found on her porch. But family members across the U.S. still waiting for a sign from loved ones are starting to worry that time is running out.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Japan, Egypt, AT&T

Monday, March 21, 2011

Operation Odyssey Dawn began Saturday with coalition missiles targeting Moammar Gadhafi's tanks and air defenses. Is the United States leading this effort? Meanwhile, relief and rescue efforts continue in Japan and time is of the essence as over 12,000 people are still missing and 8,000 have been confirmed dead so far. 

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The Takeaway

Relief Efforts in Japan Underway as Survivors Battle Hunger, Homelessness

Friday, March 18, 2011

It’s been a week since the earthquake and tsunami devastated Northern Japan. So far, the disaster has claimed nearly 5,700 lives and 9,500 people are still missing. As relief organizations try to clear away the rubble, there’s yet another crisis hitting the country: hunger. Severely damaged roads and broken supply lines have caused food shortages throughout the region. 

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WNYC News

NYPD Officers Praised for Daring Cliffside Cadet Rescue

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Five officers who helped rescue two West Point cadets from a 500-foot cliff in upstate New York over the weekend were honored by New York City Commissioner Ray Kelly on Tuesday, who called the mission a "daring rescue."

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Transportation Nation

Officials Say Rescues Completed In Ontario Highway Emergency

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

(Detroit -- Pat Batcheller, WDET) Emergency officials in Ontario say they believe everyone who was stuck in deep snow on Highway 402 has been rescued. Blinding lake effect snow and strong winds off of Lake Huron have closed the highway between Sarnia and London, Ontario. The Blue Water Bridge, which carries traffic between Sarnia and Port Huron, Michigan, is closed to commercial traffic.

More than 300 people became stranded on the highway Monday after a massive winter storm dumped almost two feet of snow and ice along a  stretch of 402 between London and Sarnia. The weather made plowing all but impossible, leaving motorists to fend for themselves overnight in sub-zero temperatures — many without food, water or warm clothing. The National Post reported that in some areas, snow drifts reached as high as five feet.

Larry Gordon, the news director at Blackburn Radio in Sarnia, says the Canadian military used helicopters to reach motorists--some of whom were stuck for more than 24 hours.  “They are actually landing at various locations along that usually busy highway," he said,"  "and taking those people to their first meals in over a day and warm and dry conditions at a number of warming centers that have been set up around the community.”

Environment Canada is forecasting snow squalls through Wednesday for counties near Lake Huron.

The closure of the Blue Water Bridge is forcing trade to be re-routed through Detroit. Many of the trucks that normally cross there are being diverted to the Ambassador Bridge, causing heavy traffic on I-75 in Southwest Detroit.

You can see a slideshow of travelers and cars stranded in the snow here.

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The Takeaway

After the Rescue, Chile Celebrates

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The triumphant rescue of 33 men who were trapped in a mine in San Jose, Chile has been a unifying moment for Chileans. Vanessa Buschschluter of the BBC reports on the future of Chile from Copiapo.

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The Takeaway

With Miners Rescued, Chile Looks Ahead to Future

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Last night, the last of the 33 trapped miners in Chile was finally brought to the surface, after a record 69 days below ground. Rescue workers worked non-stop, pulling each miner out one-by-one.

Now that Chileans have the attention of the world, what's next for the South American nation?

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The Takeaway

Twelfth Miner Freed

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Edison Pena, 34, is the latest miner to be freed from the San Jose mine. The BBC's Valeria Perasso has been monitoring the rescue attempt from Camp Hope all morning and reports on the latest.

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The Takeaway

Rescue Capsule Makes Way to 11th Trapped Miner

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's been 69 days since 700,000 tons of rock collapsed on the San Jose mine in Chile, trapping 33 men inside. Though initial estimates said the miners could not be freed before Christmas, it's likely that all of the men will be hoisted to safety by the end of today.

The tenth miner was just freed, and the rescue capsule is on its way to save the eleventh, 56 year old Jorge Galleguillos.

Valeria Perasso, Southern Cone correspondent for the BBC, joins us again with the latest from Camp Hope. She also discusses the future of the Chilean mining industry.

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The Takeaway

Tenth Miner Moments From Freedom

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Valeria Perasso of the BBC once again reports from the San Jose mine in Chile, where the tenth miner, Alex Vega, is being pulled out of the mine. 

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The Takeaway

Rescue of Chilean Miners Continues

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We continue our coverage of the rescue effort underway in Chile this morning. After two months, miners who have been trapped underground since August are being pulled to safety.

Mario Gomez, the oldest miner at age 63, is the most recent to be freed. Gomez suffers from silicosis, and had lost three fingers in a previous mining accident. He appears to be in good condition.

Currently, the rescue capsule is on its way back down into the mine to collect the tenth miner. Valeria Perasso, the BBC's Southern Cone correspondent, is at the San Jose mine and joins us again for the latest.

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The Takeaway

Chileans React to Miners' Rescue

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We last spoke to Daniel Vergara, a 25 year old resident of Sanitago, after the disastrous earthquake that shook Chile in February. At the time, Daniel's nation was devastated. Today, they're celebrating, though, riveted by the rescue of the miners who have been trapped since August. We speak to Daniel about the mood in the streets of Santiago this morning. 

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The Takeaway

Story of Families and Rescuers of Chilean Miners

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For more than two months, 33 Chilean miners have been living 2,000 feet beneath the earth's surface. Today they are emerging one by one from the mine, back into the sunlight. The world they're stepping into is very different to the one they last saw on that ordinary working day in August. Through audio gathered by our partner, the BBC, we listen to the voices of family members and rescuers.

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The Takeaway

Rescue Begins in Chile to Bring 33 Miners to Surface

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What started as a possible human tragedy is ending this morning as the story of triumph and perseverance. Eight of the 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped beneath the ground for the last two months have been hoisted to safety. All of the remaining miners are expected to be freed by tomorrow.

Claudio Yanez, 34, is the most recent miner to be freed. His girlfriend, Cristina Nunez, was there waiting for him and asked him to marry her.

 

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The Takeaway

Chilean Miners Face Long Wait for Rescue

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

33 miners remain trapped more than 2,000 feet below ground at the San Jose copper and gold mine in Copiapo, Chile. 

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The Takeaway

Grim Scene on the Ground in Haiti

Friday, January 15, 2010

The first U.S. Navy ship arrived in Haiti yesterday morning. A large aircraft carrier is set to arrive off the coast today, with 14 helicopters and relief supplies. But right now, the situationon the ground is grim. We hear from Christina Boyle a reporter for The Daily News who landed in Port-au-Prince last night.

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The Takeaway

Haitians in the US Struggle to Reach Loved Ones in Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians in the U.S. are still unable to reach their relatives. Phone lines in Haiti are still down and the Internet connection has been unreliable.

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