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Monday, May 25, 2015

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Digital Breadcrumbs, Moon Trash, the Future of Africa

Happy Memorial Day from The Takeaway! We're bringing you an hour chock-full of interesting stories to help you make the most of your holiday weekend. First we hear from author Kenneth Davis. He discusses how U.S. history has been shaped by war. Next up, Pam Dixon of the World Privacy Forum explains how companies and law enforcement use the digital breadcrumbs we leave behind. Jerry Linenger, a former NASA astronaut, fills us in on the problem of human trash in space. Need some new music? Artist Vijay Iyer drops by to discuss his new album. Finally, three African authors—Adéwálé Àjàdí, Alain Mabanckou, and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor—join us for a roundtable discussion.

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Today's Takeaways: Ireland Votes, Santa Barbara Cleans Up, and a Memorial Day Picnic

The Takeaway looks at Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage, we explore the oil spill in California, and we've got tips on perfecting your Memorial Day picnic.