This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. Author Farai Chideya shares the voices of women who have fought the tough fight in tech. Where is the U.S. economy headed in the year ahead? The Takeaway turns to Rana Faroohar for answers. She's the assistant managing editor of Time Magazine and contributor to WNYC’s Money Talking. In early August, The Takeaway asked listeners: Who's the hardest working person you know? The nominations came flowing in. Today, two listeners share their stories. Are labor unions on the decline in America? Weighing in is labor expert Philip Dine. Finally, The Takeaway hears from author Beth Macy. She shares the story of Bassett Furniture, a thriving family furniture business in the south that fought to keep their factories open and their products local when furniture imports from China entered the market.
Today Russian President Vladimir Putin issued some harsh words, saying that Ukrainian leaders are behaving like Nazis. The language being used by America and the west has been a little more tempered.
There's a widening survival divide between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. “Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer” shares the stories of three African-American women coping with the disease.
In 2012, women only made up 10 to 13 percent of graduates in computer science and engineering. Meanwhile, across the board at nearly all tech companies, leadership positions are dominated by men.
This weekend, The Takeaway looks back at some Emmy nominees, diversity in friendships, and we examine why the summer of 2014 was awesome.