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Saturday, January 31, 2015

There are positives and negatives to being a woman online. (Squaredpixels/Getty)

The Weekender: Code-Switching, Civics, and Gender Online

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.

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Today's Takeaways: Code-Switching, Jails and The Super Bowl

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.