Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Ten days after 9/11, Mark Stroman walked into a gas station and shot a Bangladeshi immigrant named Rais Bhuiyan in the face. Bhuiyan started a campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas chronicles Bhuiyan and Stroman's stories in his new book.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are asking people to mark the one year anniversary with acts of kindness. Today the Takeaway is joined by Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, and Megan Sullivan, sister of Alex Sullivan, a victim of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Together they discuss what kind of closure kindness can offer in the face of a severe trauma like a mass shooting.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Attacks known as “knockout games” are making headlines around the country. Jeffrey Butts of CUNY’s John Jay talks about what’s fueling the violence and the media coverage. Plus: US Education Secretary Arne Duncan on his push to recruit teachers; NJPR’s Matt Katz talks about Gov. Christie on the national stage; a deep dive into blasphemy laws; and who deserves a Medal of Freedom?
Thursday, September 05, 2013
The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.
Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily represent an uptick in violence. Newark is still on pace to have roughly the same number of homicides as last year.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The situation in Egypt continued to unravel yesterday as security forces stormed pro-Morsi protest camps, which sparked deadly clashes around the country. Mona Makram Ebeid is a political science professor at the American University in Cairo and a former member of parliament in Egypt. Hafsa Halawa is an Egyptian lawyer and a former employee of the National Democratic Institute. Both women discuss what to expect for Egypt's future. Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, explains the impact on U.S.-Middle East policy.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Police are investigating a possible anti-gay hate crime that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in Chelsea.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Is stability finally coming to the nation of Iraq? That all depends on who you talk to. Things are considerably better for the government, but it's a time a different story on the streets. According to the United Nations Mission in Iraq, last month was the deadliest since April 2008. Jane Arraf, reporter in Baghdad for Al Jazeera English and the Christian Science Monitor, joins us to discuss this.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Alicia first turned to writing music after her beloved grandfather died suddenly four years ago. She’s fortunate enough to attend a high school with a music writing program, Beat Rhymers, so last year when her mother was shot in the leg and her uncle was killed in a car accident she found release in her beats and lyrics. Alicia wonders if other kids struggling with loss and violence use the arts to “get it out.”
Monday, June 24, 2013
How do you get out of a movie you've already shot? That's the current dilemma for actor Jim Carey who announced he'll no longer support the film Kick-Ass 2, where he plays a leading role in the comic book sequel. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of the Takeaway Movie Date podcast, joins us to discuss the film.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Leaving an abusive relationship is often a long arduous process. Victims at times hold on to hope things will change, or they stay because they are financially dependent. But experts say people also hesitate to leave because they don’t want to abandon their pets.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The recent spate of anti-gay hate crimes has shocked many in the gay community. According to police, these crimes have more than doubled so far this year from 14 to 29, and most have been in Manhattan. But gay advocacy organizations say, and police acknowledge, that much of what happens never makes it into a police report.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
Over the course of the past few months, students have turned cafeteria tables into works of art focused on contemporary social issues, such as gun violence or bullying. The tables will be on display in 10 city parks this summer.
Friday, March 22, 2013
By Reema Khrais
As a class-action suit makes its way through the courts, SchoolBook gets an insider's view on the job of a school safety agent.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ten women, all of them domestic violence victims, have sued the New York City Housing Authority for allegedly botching their applications for public housing. Domestic violence victims are supposed to receive the highest priority for public housing apartments once they've proved they are being abused by submitting police reports, orders of protection and other documents.