Mitt Romney takes his turn on stage and accepts the Republican nomination for president | Monitoring the rhetoric at the RNC: What did the Republican convention leave out? | Paralympics 101: A beginner's guide to goalball | Who wants to live forever? Not as many as you may think | The art of branding in politics, and the humanizing of Mitt Romney | What happens when we leave Afghanistan | The history of the definition of "rape" | Explaining the fantasy football phenomenon.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan introduces himself to the nation with GOP convention speech: How did he do? | The Paralympic Games start in London and are on track to be the biggest in history | A Democratic politician turned Republican star: former congressman Artur Davis joins the show to talk about his convention speech and more | Will Condoleezza Rice make a political resurgence after her speech at last night's GOP convention? | Daniel Aldrich tells us about losing everything after Hurricane Katrina | The Takeaway talks to Santorum delegates at the RNC
New Orleans resident documents the storm as Isaac strikes New Orleans | Chris Christie gives keynote speech at the GOP convention in Tampa | Hurricane Isaac strikes the Gulf Coast, how bad was it? | Republican reaction to Christie's keynote speech from the convention floor | New book shows the positive side of 'The Art of Procrastination' | Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen on the effect of the GOP convention on Florida | Riding out Isaac in the shadow of Katrina with two residents of New Orleans | Meet the Delegates: Ron Paul Supporters.
RNC Coverage: Congressman John Mica on Republican partisanship and compromise | RNC Coverage: The history of "turning point" convention speeches | How the minstrel show has influenced modern hip-hop and comedy | RNC Coverage: Sher Valenzuela and her American Dream come true | RNC Coverage: Senator Rand Paul on supporting his father's challenger | The Catskills work towards recovery, one year after Hurricane Irene | Isaac looms as New Orleans remembers lessons from Katrina | RNC Coverage: Republican delegates from DC and the realities of the 'seven percent.'
Floridians prepare for tropical storm Isaac to hit | Anti-Obama documentary is a box office hit | Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale report from the Republican National Convention in this week's Agenda | Directing the "Meet the Superhumans" Paralympics commercial | We meet two unlikely Republican National Convention delegates | Evidence of a massacre in a Damascus suburb is the latest news out of Syria | Neil Armstrong's biographer discusses the life and legacy of the legendary astronaut | The case for recording your family history.
Lance Armstrong quits his fight against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will be stripped of Tour de France titles | Preparing for tropical storm Isaac from Haiti to Florida | How your sneakers explain the world | Follow Friday: Representative Akin and 'legitimate rape,' and looking ahead to the RNC | Representative Akin's role as a legislative hero to Christian groups | Navy SEAL who dishes on Osama bin Laden raid in a new book is identified | America's growing love for tattoos | Religious speakers at the RNC, and the role of the "M" word | A born-again preacher becomes an atheist leader.
Tracing the history of the female vote | It's a Free Country maps the political affiliations of professional sports teams | Comparing the message of the 2012 Obama campaign to 2008 | The 'tyrannical mosaic' of the American voting system | A teenager designs new pancreatic cancer test with help from a Google search | Why Ohio Congressmen are pushing defense projects that the Pentagon doesn't want | A new study suggests that a father's age is linked to autism and schizophrenia risk in children | Getting into the minds of con-artists | Eliot Spitzer on state attorney general Libor investigations | Weighing the odds of Hurricane Isaac playing party pooper to the Republican National Convention.
Akin stays in the Missouri Senate race and the GOP considers their strategy | Women's health issues take a front seat in election debate | Drought causes a closure in the Mississippi River | The sad milestone of 2,000 American deaths in the war in Afghanistan | Following the money at the political national conventions | Light frequencies allow us to hear the sounds of a dying star | A controversial AP report claims that NYPD surveillance of Muslims generated no leads | Warnings of a global food crisis due to U.S. ethanol requirements.
Analyzing the potential repercussions of Representative Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment | Obama threatens military action against Syria if the Assad regime indicates use of chemical weapons | Remembering eccentric comedian Phyllis Diller | Harvard geneticist encodes his book into 70 billion copies of DNA code | Mary Elizabeth Williams gives us a guide to "legitimate rape" | A journalist tells us what it's like to report from rebel headquarters in Syria | George Gilder on his book 'Wealth and Poverty' and its influence today | Historian Frederik Logevall uses new material to trace the history of America's involvement in Vietnam.
NATO creates new policies in the wake of Afghan attacks on allies | Paul Ryan makes the Medicare debate personal | The Agenda: Paul Ryan, political convention preparations, and back to school economics | Oak Creek, Wisconsin: A community still coping | Muslim-American Zaki Syed raps about tolerance after the Sikh massacre | How the drought can help us rethink water use | Chinese take to the streets as tensions rise with Japan over territorial dispute | For premature babies, there is a fine ethical line between life and death | The long evolutionary history behind laughing, sneezing, and hiccuping.
Why Ecuador May Have Chosen to Offer Asylum to Assange | CEO's Making More Than Uncle Sam | Social Media #Bragging: The Science of Ego | Follow Friday: Romney Picks Ryan, Escalating Attack Ads, and More Campaign News | New York Attorney General Goes After Libor Manipulators | New Movie Releases: 'The Expendables 2,' 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green,' 'ParaNorman,' and 'Sparkle' | Native Public Media | 'Compliance': A Controversial Tale of Authority
Michael Grunwald makes the rare pro-stimulus argument | Special ops group takes a shot at Obama over Bin Laden and leaks | Negative campaign rhetoric reaches a new low | Multi-platform Olympics coverage marks a new frontier in the future of network broadcasting | How voting policies and regulations could swing the election | Obama for America sues Ohio Secretary of State for new voting limitations | WGBH's Phillip Martin investigates Bain Capital and off-shoring | The country's first non-profit brewpub opens in Portland, Oregon | We take the pulse of the moral code of the country with Harvard's Michael Sandel.
Regulators and the British bank Standard Chartered reach a settlement over money laundering | Listeners respond to our Summer in the Parks Series with their own stories | American cities now accepting applications for the Department of Homeland Security's deferred action program for immigrants | Early Facebook investors can start selling shares Thursday | Facebook's 51st employee on quitting the social network | Young undocumented immigrants begin the legal fight for a chance to stay in the United States | What would happen to immigration policy in a Romney White House? | Animals and humans alike can identify the smell of fear | Filmmaker and remixer Kirby Ferguson on his viral Ted Talk "Everything is a Remix."
Ryan's Medicare rhetoric a tough sell for Florida voters | One Wall Street Journal reporter tries telecommuting... through a robot | A petition catalyzes the appointment of two female moderators for presidential and vice presidential debates | Remembering Helen Gurley Brown, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine | The all male presidential ticket of 2012, and female prospective candidates for 2016 | The Romney-Ryan ticket faces the difficult job of selling austerity while still getting votes | After the magic of the Olympic Games fades, athletes must adjust to obscurity | The complicated science of slumber.
Olympics recap, Paralympics, and Rio 2016 | Listeners respond with an playlist in honor of the electric guitar's 75 birthday | Breaking down the politics of a Romney-Ryan ticket | The Agenda: Paul Ryan, Syria and post-Olympics London | Wisconsinites react to the Romney-Ryan ticket | A guide to the Paul Ryan budget | A filmmaker vows to spend a year avoiding copyrighted products | The challenges of recording 205 National Anthems for the London Olympics | Errol Morris tests the psychology behind fonts with an innocuous quiz.
Bobak Ferdowsi, or "the Mohawk Guy," is the new face of NASA | Pittsburgh "body hackers" study the role of technology in human behavior | Follow Friday: Sikh temple shooting, Romney's VP pick, and the London Olympics | Conservatives push for Mitt Romney to choose Rep. Paul Ryan as his VP pick | Movie Date: 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'Hope Springs,' and 'The Campaign' | We continue our discussion about Facebook and first amendment rights | The 25th anniversary of Lynne Cox's historic swim across the Bering Strait | The electric guitar turns 75.
The U.S. Military's history of recruiting and retaining Neo-Nazis | The burgeoning field of intergalactic law | How personal experience changed my views on the death penalty | Sinai: What it meant then and what it means now | Bo Xilai murder trial begins... and ends | U.S. begins Agent Orange cleanup | A victim's son reflects on the Sikh temple shooting | An update from a family in Aleppo | Is the "Like" button protected free speech?
Wade Michael Page and a retracted Department of Homeland Security report | An American investor believes another economic downturn is on the way | Do Americans need a vacation? | Jenns Robertson's mission to document every bomb the U.S. has ever dropped | Congressional primaries steal focus from Washington | Male athletes fight to compete in Olympic synchronized swimming | A second look at the Standard Chartered accusations | A father takes his family to the National Parks before they're gone.
Former Marine covering Syrian uprising as an unauthorized journalist | Behind a defection: How to leave your whole life behind | Want to survive in the digital age? Learn to code | From Aurora to Oak Creek: Surviving together | Southern Poverty Law Center tracked Sikh temple shooter for a decade due to his ties with hate groups | Laundering Iranian money, British bank violates U.S. law | Sunday's shooting is not the first act of violence perpetrated against the Sikh community | A journey through the human brain and our consciousness with Guilio Tononi.
NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on Mars | The Agenda: What the Olympic Games mean for the economy | Audio essay: Devastation in Nebraska amid extreme drought | Bolt earns the gold on the eve of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary | Gunman kills six at Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin | The Takeaway's musical road trip continues in Oklahoma City with the Flaming Lips | High school student advances breast cancer diagnosis with her winning entry to the Google Science Fair | Oscar Pistorius loses in 400-meter semifinal, but makes big strides for disabled athletes | A new study reports Americans are deceiving themselves when it comes to weight gain.
Residents of Syria's largest city face tough decisions | "Having it all" versus having happy kids | Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' upsets "Citizen Kane" as the greatest movie of all time | A look at current and future legislation as Congress starts its summer recess | UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan surrenders his fight for peace in Syria | From "fletching" to "nutmeg," the strange language of the Olympic Games | No Child Left Behind conflicts with desegregation policy in Louisiana | Exploring the psychology of droughts | Follow Friday: Olympics, Romney's trip abroad, and new job numbers.
The United States Postal Service defaults on its $5.5 billion debt | Dennis Kucinich believes the Post Office default is manufactured | Listeners tell us about their teeny tiny apartments | Sandy Springs, Georgia, outsources city employees | Why 'having it all' isn't an evaluation women should make | Massachusetts law caps healthcare costs | Disqualified Olympians and expectations of sportsmanship | NYC hospital program seeks to encourage breastfeeding by withholding baby formula | Summer in the Parks Series: Ken Burns on how National Parks define us.
The Federal Reserve considers moves to lower the unemployment rate | London's Olympic stadium was built to be redesigned after the Games | Congress agrees on a budget two months ahead of deadline | As cities reduce minimum apartment sizes, residents learn to live well in tiny spaces | When power grids are too big to fail | Listeners weigh in to defend algebra | Remembering author Gore Vidal | Member of the Magnificent Seven on the USA's new gymnastics dream team | Badminton players disqualified from the Olympics.