Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

On Heels of Tax Cut Package, Speaker Paul Ryan to Retire from Congress

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, will finish this year's term in office and then retire from Congress.


Video Shows Apparent Gas Attack on Civilians in Syria's Douma

Monday, April 09, 2018

At least 40 people are reported to have perished at the hands of a chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma, part of the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus.


Counted: Stories of Murder and Activism in Oakland

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Last year, 77 people were killed in Oakland, California. Behind every homicide statistic is a person — and a story. So the radio program Snap Judgement profiled each victim.


Democrats Release Rebuttal to Nunes Memo

Monday, February 26, 2018

After being blocked by President Trump, Democrats released their version of the Nunes memo over the weekend. 

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Parsing the Science on Mental Illness and Mass Shootings

Monday, February 19, 2018

When it comes to mass shootings, one expert says that a sole focus on mental health is misguided.

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The Science of Happiness in Life's Everyday Joys

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Dacher Keltner, host of PRI's "The Science of Happiness," talks about how the "Three Good Things" practice can foster a deeper appreciation of life's everyday joys.


Hawaii's False Missile Alert: What Happened

Monday, January 15, 2018

On Saturday, a false missile alert caused panic in Hawaii. The ease with which it was sent out hints at some of the flaws in America's current nuclear preparedness systems. 


Christmas With Leslie Odom Jr.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr., who played the part of Aaron Burr in "Hamilton," is putting out a number of creative projects. He just released the deluxe edition of his album "Simply Christmas."

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The Evolution of Queer Cinema

Friday, October 27, 2017

25 years ago, film scholar B. Ruby Rich coined the term “New Queer Cinema.” Here, she discusses how the movement has changed in the decades since. 


Controversy over EPA's Nominee to Direct Chemical Regulations

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Senate holds a confirmation hearing today for Michael Dourson, the nominee to head the EPA’s chemical regulatory program. Dourson has fought against restrictions on toxic chemicals.


Who Is 'American Enough' in the Trump Era?

Monday, August 07, 2017

An Obama-era policy adviser is launching a new podcast that seeks to examine this existential question: "What makes an American 'American enough'?"

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A Year After Police Killed Her Son, A Mother Vows to March Forward

Monday, August 07, 2017

After her son was shot and killed by the San Francisco Police Department, Gwen Woods had to grieve in the public eye. Now, she tells her story.

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A Son's Pain Turns to Activism Five Years After the Oak Creek Massacre

Friday, August 04, 2017

Five years after the Oak Creek massacre, a son remembers his father, who died that day, and how that put him on a path of "forgiveness with vengeance."

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For Some Adopted Kids, There's a Danger in Erasing Racial Lines

Monday, July 10, 2017

For non-white children adopted by Caucasian families, race can play a role in shaping identity.

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Understanding Race and Racism, One Conversation at a Time

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The United States is not a perfect nation. In order to be truly free and proud, America must confront the sins of its past.

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Cholera Epidemic Adds to Yemen's Growing Unrest

Monday, July 03, 2017

Yemen faces an alarming cholera outbreak in the midst of an ongoing civil war.


Selective Pride? Battling LGBT Stigma Around Body Image

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"The truth is, the gay community isn't interested in embracing overweight people because we're a blemish on the image of perfection," says writer Louis Peitzman.

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Hunger and Obesity: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The number of people in the United States who are "food insecure" has risen sharply in the past few decades, with 48 million Americans going hungry as of 2012.


The Big Business of The Obesity Crisis

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

"In the absence of doing something about the food marketing, particularly directed at children, it's going to be hard to do much about the obesity epidemic."

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What Fighting Big Tobacco Can Teach Us About Taxing Sugary Drinks

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

In 1994, Dr. Kelly Brownell proposed the radical idea of taxing unhealthy foods. More than 20 years later, soda taxes have taken hold in cities around the country. Are they working?