Chenjerai Kumanyika, an assistant professor of popular culture at Clemson University, discusses the perceived "whiteness" of public radio. Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. Former Congressman Frank Riggs says the exam should be mandatory nation wide. Phil Zabriskie reflects on "The Kill Switch," his new Kindle Single that explores what it's like to kill in combat. Next week, The Takeaway presents a new series called "Being A Woman Online." Ahead of that series, we hear from Tavi Gevinson, the head of Rookie, an online publication for teenage girls.
Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today, Sporkful Host Dan Pashman look at the elements that go into a game favorite: Guacamole.
Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena. This week in "Thanks, Internet," Sean has the details on the online treasures you may have missed.
The co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast, Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review the new films hitting the box office, including "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."
The Takeaway talks to a black reporter about the perceived "whiteness" of public radio, we look at efforts to reform American prisons, and an unlikely viewing spot for the Super Bowl.