After all the waiting, it's decision day in Scotland. More than 4 million people are eligible to vote in today’s independence referendum, and a high turnout is predicted at the polls. The nation's decision to leave the union or stay part of the United Kingdom, along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has been hotly debated in Scotland, especially in families where relatives hold different opinions about the vote. Rhod Sharp, the long-serving host of the BBC Radio 5 live show “Up All Night,” his mother Mabel Sharp, and his niece Jenny Green, discuss the recent conversations their family has been having about Scotland's future.
A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL. Today on The Takeaway, three industry watchers debate the issue.
Brooklyn has been inspiring writers for as long as there's been a Brooklyn. Join WNYC, and Takeaway Producer Mythili Rao, for a panel discussion with four of Brooklyn's best new emerging writers.
A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled. But can it be done in this political culture?
The Takeaway explores the balancing act between security and privacy, the stagnant poverty rate, the new fight against Ebola, a modern Shakespeare tale, and more.