Mary Harris

Co-Host and Health Reporter

Mary Harris appears in the following:

Reimagining American Education

Monday, September 07, 2009

At the end of last month, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan formally announced his plan to spend $3.5 billion dollars to radically change the nation’s worst-performing schools. As pa...

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Positive affirmations help improve some students test scores

Friday, April 17, 2009

Getting a little positive reinforcement from the watchful eye of a good teacher can make a big difference in the educational life of a young child, especially for a kid that’s struggl...

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The call for a World Sanitation Day

Monday, March 23, 2009

It's the day after World Water Day, a day highlighting the issues facing countries with scarce water resources. The issue of clean water is clearly important, but Rose George, autho...

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Getting the most out of unemployment benefits

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For the unemployed, The Takeaway continues to discuss how to dust yourself off and get back on your feet. With more than half a million jobs lost in the U.S. last month alone, those ...

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Bursting the auto-industry bubble

Friday, March 06, 2009

General Motors Corp. sent the stock market lurching downward yesterday after its annual report expressed doubts about corporate viability. Could The Big Three go bankrupt? Critics suc...

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California's gay marriage battle heats up again

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Today, California’s Supreme Court takes up the issue of whether Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that effectively banned gay marriage in that state, is legal or not. The hotly-con...

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The unlikely friendship of a death penalty advocate and a condemned killer

Monday, March 02, 2009

When most lawyers debate the death penalty, they do it in a court room. Robert Blecker may be the only lawyer who goes into prisons and debates the death penalty with the residents of...

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The New MBA

Monday, January 05, 2009

After the dissolution of Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, and numerous other investment banks, the Bernie Madoff scandal, and the global economic fallout of the sub-prime mortgages, busin...

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Hollywood in 2009: Entertainment at a crucial crossroads

Monday, December 29, 2008

Will independent film studios breathe their final breath, only to be saved by culture vultures downloading lesser known films online? Will this be the year SAG members strike, only to...

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Got time off? We've got suggestions

Friday, December 26, 2008

No matter how you've been celebrating the holiday season, you're likely to find yourself with some free time over the next week. What should you do with all that time off? The Takeawa...

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A look ahead to travel in 2009

Friday, December 26, 2008

During the holidays, weather problems have stranded passengers throughout the nation. But what does future travel have in store for passengers? To tell us about what 2009 may bring i...

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This is your (developing) brain on poverty

Friday, December 26, 2008

Scientists have long suspected that poverty affects children’s brains. In recent years they’ve begun to use sophisticated imaging tools and other methods to understand exactly how the...

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The Obama administration's plan to make economic promises a reality in 2009

Thursday, December 25, 2008

As the Obama administration takes hold of the White House in 2009, which economic levers might it pull? And when might we see signs those changes are working? "Intellectually...

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China's role in U.S. debt

Monday, December 08, 2008

China owns the lion's share of American debt. How is the recession here affecting the economy in China?

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Minorities and morality: A growing conservative streak in the black community

Monday, December 01, 2008

California’s Proposition Eight, which bans gay marriage, has brought to light a conservative streak among African Americans. Around seventy percent of black voters in California say t...

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Obama Cabinet starts to take shape

Monday, November 24, 2008

Call the office door etchers — President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet is starting to take shape. Actions of Democratic officials continue to suggest that presidential nomination riva...

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Fighting for gay rights in Utah

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"I take the Church at its word. I think they have very genuine and sincerely held beliefs about marriage but that doesn't necessarily mean that we can't find something short of that t...

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McCain ties Obama to Weather Underground, Obama ties McCain to Keating Five

Monday, October 06, 2008

It’s been a busy weekend for candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times joins The Takeaway to explain.

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After a weekend of negotiating in Congress, a bailout bill heads for a vote

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Takeaway talks with two reporters and an economist on the details of a $700-billion Wall Street bailout bill.

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