John Hockenberry

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Voters React to Trump Election With #NotMyPresident

Friday, November 11, 2016

A movement has responded to the new administration, aligning under the hashtag #NotMyPresident, and it's manifesting across the country in the form of protests.

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Peter Yarrow on the Power of Music in Political Movements

Friday, November 11, 2016

Peter Yarrow has seen the power of music in progressive political movements.  Today, he's alarmed by the reemergence of issues he fought against in the 1960s and 70s. 

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The G.O.P. Moves Ahead

Thursday, November 10, 2016

While the G.O.P. swept the House and Senate, deep fissures remain. 


In Missouri, U.S. Senate Race in a Deadlock

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Democratic challenger Jason Kander and Republican incumbent Roy Blunt are polling just a point apart, despite Donald Trump’s sizable lead in the state.


Republican Rob Portman Pulls Ahead in Ohio Senate Race

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Democrat Ted Strickland is up against Republican incumbent Rob Portman. With just days before the election, it appears Portman has a solid lead against Strickland.


California Vets Forced to Pay Back Thousands in Enlistment Bonuses

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Nearly 10,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are being ordered to repay enlistment bonuses. If they refuse, they'll be forced to pay interest charges and other fines.

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2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Who Will Make the Cut?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker fills us in on the nominees for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic Wants a Fair Voting System

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Nirvana bassist is one of rock's most politically-minded musicians. As board chair for the group FairVote, he's advocating for ranked-choice voting to give voters more power.

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Medical Marijuana Returns to Florida's Ballot

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An amendment on Florida's ballot could vastly expand the types of patients who are eligible to use medical marijuana. 


Drug Industry Influence Keeps Medicare Prescription Costs High

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A new investigation into Medicare Part D finds that the drug industry is exerting its influence over insurance companies to keep costs high.

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Political Tension Grows in North Carolina

Monday, October 17, 2016

As a U.S. Senate race grows tighter, tensions in the Tar Heel State are also on the rise. On Saturday night, a Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina was firebombed.


Need a Break From the Election? Watch These Comedy Specials

Friday, October 14, 2016

This week, culture reporter Melissa Locker gives us a break from the election cycle with round-up of new comedy specials from veterans and up-and-comers.


Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, October 14, 2016

Reviews of the Ben Affleck starring thriller, "The Accountant," the Holocaust denier drama "Denial," and the stand-up film "Kevin Hart: Now What?"

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South by South Lawn: Obama's Answer to SXSW

Friday, September 30, 2016

On Monday, President Obama will throw a mini arts festival called South by South Lawn at the White House.  


Report: Obese Patients Face Discrimination From Doctors

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A new study shows that some doctors view obese patients as "more annoying" and a bigger "waste of time than" patients who are not obese.

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There's an Organic Food Revolution Taking Place in India

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

India's Sikkim State is now the first state to grow only organic produce. But the concept of organic certification is still new in India, and has yet to gain strong consumer support.


Closing the Representation Gap for Plus-Size Women

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

67 percent of U.S. women are labeled "plus-size" by the fashion industry, but their body types can only be found in 2 percent of media images. A new campaign intends to close the gap. 

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Obama's Clean Power Plan Faces Challenges in Court

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oral arguments begin today for a policy that could change our nation's electricity system. 


Binge-Worthy Breakup Movies to Help You Mend a Broken Heart

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sure, you may not be directly affected by the recent announcement of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce, but sometimes you just need a great, binge-worthy breakup movie.

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Understanding Tulsa's Struggle with Racial Justice

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beneath the death of Terence Crutcher lies the city’s long struggle with racial justice, which climaxed with the Tulsa Race Riot in 1921, killing 300 people.