Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

A Dangerous Game: The Dark Side of Golf

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new film "A Dangerous Game" looks at luxury golf courses, and how they negatively affect both their environments and the people who live in them.


How Hate Speech and Extremism Went Mainstream

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The number of hate groups in America is on the decline, but there is a growing trend of extremist ideology making its way into mainstream politics.

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The Poetry of Immigration

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Writer Luis Alberto Urrea's latest book is a collection of poems that explores the fractured identities of men and women torn between Mexico and the United States.

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What the Hillary Clinton Email Drama Means for 2016

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One thing this controversy highlights is Clinton's lack of a real press team apparatus, and it may force her to declare her bid for the presidency and hire a team earlier than planned.

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Former Navy SEAL Considers Bid for Missouri Governor

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Former Navy Seal Eric Greitens is the author of a new book all about resilience. And now he says he's exploring running for governor of Missouri as a Republican next year.

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Nuclear Fall Out Over GOP's Letter to Iran

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearly every Republican Senator has signed on to an open letter to Iran's leaders, saying that any nuclear deal struck with the White House could be reversed. 

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Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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50 Years After Martin Luther King, Racial Tension Haunts Alabama Town

Monday, March 09, 2015

Retro Report explores the legacy of the voting rights movement in the small town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, where a fight over a small ferry inflamed race relations for decades.  


A Kernel of Truth Behind the Myth of Atlantis

Friday, March 06, 2015

There really was a maritime city that Plato used to base his story of Atlantis, and there's a good chance a tsunami washed through it. But why are so many people still searching?

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Iran's Role in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Iranian allied, Shiite militiamen are fighting ISIS in Tikrit alongside the Iraqi Army. Is Iran trying to inflame sectarian tensions?


The Clinton Email Scandal: All About Benghazi?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Clinton's use of a private email address to conduct official government business has drawn the ire of Republicans who have been investigating the attack on Benghazi.

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Is Venezuela the New Cuba?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

There's another bump in the road for relations between the United States and Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro issued diplomatic sanctions against the U.S.

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Iraqi Military Moves to Reclaim City from ISIS

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Iraqi military began a large scale operation on Monday to retake the city of Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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GOP Senator: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality 'Smacks of Big Government'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Republican Sen. John Thune says that while he's not surprised by the FCC's decision, he is disappointed. 

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Former DHS Chief to GOP: You've Picked The Wrong Battle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tom Ridge, the nation's first director of Homeland Security, urges members of Congress to pass a clean bill and keep DHS funded.  

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Why Young Women Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At least 550 Western women have joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State. One Muslim activist explains the appeal for young women, and how to stop this recruitment. 

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An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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At the Heart of ISIS, a Battle Over Islam

Monday, February 23, 2015

A new article in The Atlantic argues that the U.S. can't effectively fight ISIS unless we understand the group's adherence to Islam, but critics say ISIS fighters aren't true Muslims. 

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Lunar New Year: Fighting to Keep Tradition Alive

Thursday, February 19, 2015

For a younger generation of Asian-Americans growing up in the United States, celebrating the Lunar New Year has become an afterthought.

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What the 2015 Grammys Got Right and Wrong

Monday, February 09, 2015

The 57th annual Grammy Awards were last night, and the big winners were Sam Smith and Beck, while Taylor Swift had a rough time. Soundcheck's John Schaefer re-hashes how it played out.

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