Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

Governor Blagojevich v. The Law?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

As if Illinois' political crisis wasn't complex enough. Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed former Attorney General Roland Burris to President-elect Obama's vacant Senate...

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Rep. Donna Christensen defends appointment of Roland Burris to Senate, after call for a black senator

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush didn't pull any punches yesterday when he challenged Senators who were making noises about blocking the appointment of Roland Burris, an African-Americ...

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This weekend in football

Monday, December 29, 2008

And oh what a weekend it was. From the Dallas Cowboys' spectacular crash to the grand finale of Detroit's season-long slow burn to the odd alignment of the playoff fates that put the ...

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Mideast Analysis: Israel's confrontation with Hamas

Monday, December 29, 2008

For analysis of the latest violent flare-up between Israel and Hamas, The Takeaway talks to Aaron David Miller, public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Sc...

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Latest from Gaza

Monday, December 29, 2008

With increasing violence between Israel and Hamas, there is currently no end in sight. For the latest on the situation unfolding in the Gaza Strip, The Takeaway talks to New York Time...

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Good news from Africa

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

From Sudan to Somalia to Zimbabwe, nearly all of the news from the African continent seems to center on fractured leadership in nations torn apart by violence and mired in poverty. Bu...

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Gas exporters meeting in Moscow has some thinking "OPEC"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A meeting in Moscow today of gas-exporting nations, including Russia, Venezuela and Iran, has some wondering if the group is trying to form the gas equivalent of OPEC. The Takeaway ta...

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BBC Correspondent traces the Christmas journey of Mary and Joseph, donkey in tow

Monday, December 22, 2008

“Donkey No. 2 wasn't brilliant. She didn't really like carrying things. She just liked to eat all day.” — Aleem Maqbool on traveling to Bethlehem via donkey

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Dock Ellis remembered

Monday, December 22, 2008

The first brother to pitch against another brother in a baseball all-star game. “Dock was a character with character." — Al Oliver on late Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher D...

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Inauguration or bust: From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. by bike

Monday, December 22, 2008

Writer and cyclist Ryan Bowen was so inspired by Barack Obama's election win that he was desperate to make it to the inauguration. But he couldn't quite swing a plane ticket. Instead ...

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Steven Zelin, the Singing CPA, makes music about taxes

Friday, December 19, 2008

Across the country, state governments are trying to cope with severe budgetary shortages. The solution: taxes! Whether you call them fee hikes or revenue enhancements, we are seeing i...

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A revered pianist takes his final bow

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One of the world’s most revered classical pianists will play his final public concert in Vienna tonight. WNYC music host Terrance McKnight joins The Takeaway to talk about the legacy ...

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Auto industry downturn creates ripple effect

Thursday, December 18, 2008

When Big Three automakers went to Capitol Hill to plead for a bailout they used two words that are bound to inspire fear: Ripple Effect. We're taking a look at how grim news from the ...

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Chrysler is in crisis, plans to close manufacturing plants for a month

Thursday, December 18, 2008

U.S. automaker Chrysler is in crisis mode. In the face of increasing economic turmoil and financial instability, it has announced plans to close its manufacturing plants for at least ...

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Congress lays tracks for high-speed rail around the U.S.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Americans are driving less and less and Congress appears to be making plans to keep pace with the times and start expanding their funding of public transportation. The Transportation ...

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Madoff investors who cashed out early may be forced to return gains

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Until Bernard Madoff made off with billions in investor savings, the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history was the Bayou Group scam. Investor Samuel Israel III swindled investors out o...

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Caroline Kennedy throws her hat into the ring for RFK's senate seat

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Caroline Kennedy says she’s interested in the New York's U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by current senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Some in the Democratic Party are already ques...

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Presidential Briefing Book: What President-elect Obama needs to know about technology

Friday, December 12, 2008

President-elect Obama has plans for a new cabinet position: Chief of Technology.

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Surviving holiday travel unscathed

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tips on avoiding holiday travel horrors.

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A bum economy continues to trickle down to small businesses

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Jim Svetz founded a coffeehouse franchise in Upstate New York. Now he's out of a job.

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