Archive for February 2012

Today's Takeaway: Romney Takes Arizona and Michigan Primaries

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Michigan and Arizona Primary Results; Senator Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Reelection; President Obama Addresses UAW; Newt Gingrich's Super Tuesday Strategy; T. Boone Pickens on the Future of Energy; Republican Candidates Prepare for Super Tuesday; More with T. Boone Pickens on America's Energy Future; The GOP Field Post-Michigan; Taking the Big Leap; Israel's Debt to Iran, Iran's Debt to Israel

Today's Takeaway: Next Possible Steps to Quell Furor Over Koran Burning

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How Does America Apologize for Koran Burning? Can a Corporation Be Convicted of a Crime Against Humanity?; 'House of Stone': A Memoir by the Late Anthony Shadid; Repealing Virginia's One-Gun-A-Month Law; States Reduce Mental Health Services; Have We Given Up on the Final Frontier?; Santorum Lures Democrats in Last Minute Robo-calls; Connecting with Middle Class White Voters

Today's Takeaway: Violence Continues After Koran Burning

Monday, February 27, 2012

NATO Withdraws Personnel From Afghan Ministries; This Week's Agenda: Primaries in Michigan and Arizona, Oil Prices on the Rise, Stability for the EU; Ken Salazar Wants More Landmarks for Minorities; In Afghanistan, Rioting Over Koran-Burning Continues; Could Rising Gas Prices Ruin the President's Chances at Re-Election?; The Obama Doctrine in Syria and Iran; Oscars 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Today's Takeaway: 'Friends of Syria' Group Set to Meet in Tunis

Friday, February 24, 2012

Syria Grows More Dangerous for Civilians and Foreign Journalists; 2012 Oscar Predictions; Anti-Obesity Drug Approved by FDA Advisory Panel; Public Outcry Continues Over NYPD Monitoring of Muslim Students; All-Star Weekend for the NBA; Will Marco Rubio's Mormon Past Diminish His Chances at VP Nomination?; The Slavery on Our Dinner Plates

Today's Takeaway: GOP Debate Sets Stage for Next Week's Primaries

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Republicans Face Off in Arizona GOP Debate; The Controversy Around Facebook Parenting; Arizona and Michigan GOP Chairmen on the Republican Debates; Cancer Veteran or Cancer Survivor?; Death Toll Rises for Journalists in Syria; Bilingual Signs Integrate Ojibwe Community; Rick Santorum, Satan and American Politics; Violence in Baghdad as Iraq Unravels; Shelling Continues in Syria; Business Owners on Obama's Tax Plan

Today's Takeaway: Journalist Marie Colvin Killed in Homs, Syria

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Supreme Court to Rule on Lying; New Initiative Preserves Rare and Endangered Languages; The Advent of Micro-Targeted Political Ads;Ahead of Debate, Arizona Voters Confess Concerns; A Look at the Markets at Home and Abroad; 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory': Some Closure for the West Memphis Three; Journalist Marie Colvin Killed in Homs, Syria

Today's Takeaway: Guerrilla Tactics and the Michigan Primary

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Throwing a Wrench into the Michigan Primary Machine; NSA Declares 'Anonymous' a Threat to National Security; An Update on Syria; Race and Religion's Role in Making a Sports Hero; Electoral Demographics and a History of Presidential Primaries; 40th Anniversary of Nixon's Visit to China; NYPD Surveillance Program Monitored Muslim Students at 13 Colleges; 'Incident in New Baghdad': The Effects of War on a Soldier with a New Documentary; Detail on the Euro Zone Bailout of Greece; Race and the Story of Basketball Sensation Jeremy Lin

Today's Takeaway: Romney and Santorum's Battle for Michigan

Monday, February 20, 2012

Despite Romney's Homecourt Advantage, Santorum Winning in Michigan; Library Access to E-books Worries Publishers; The Agenda: Gas Prices, GOP Campaigning, Occupy Our Prisons; The Civil Rights Movement Comes of Age; Some Arizona Mormons Don't Support Romney; 60 Lives Connected in the Largest Chain of Kidney Transplants; 'Hell and Back Again': Fighting in Afghanistan, Recovering in North Carolina

Today's Takeaway: Remembering Anthony Shadid

Friday, February 17, 2012

As Tensions with Iran Rise, So Do Oil Prices; Prominent Black Reverend Supports Maryland's Gay Marriage Bill; The History and Future of America's Global Influence; Follow Friday; New Study Shows Growing Rate and Acceptance of Interracial Marriage; House Deadlocked Over Transportation Bill; Listeners Respond: Birth Control Mandate; Tea Party Redux; Bill Keller on the Death of Anthony Shadid

Today's Takeaway: The Debate Over Obama's Birth Control Mandate

Thursday, February 16, 2012

FBI Purges Hundreds of Islamophobic Training Documents; Congress Stalls on Transportation Bills; Siblings as Primary Caregivers: A Sisters' Story; Iran: Hope for Diplomacy?; Republicans Duke It Out with Attack Ads; Is the Future of Higher Education Online?; Homeowner's Take on Losing Insurance Due to Seasonal Hurricanes; The Secret History of FBI Counterintelligence

Today's Takeaway: Is Mitt Romney 'Detroit's Native Son'?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Future of US-China Relations; A Troubling Twitter Trend; A Closer Look at the Republican's Payroll Tax Cut Deal; America's Tent Cities; Romney To Michigan Voters: "I am a son of Detroit"; An 'Inside Look' at Mitt Romney; Women's Rights in Libya One Year After the Revolution; Unapproved Hip Replacement Caused Pain Worldwide; Admiral Seeks Greater Authority Over Special Ops Deployment; Jeremy Lin and Linsanity Continues

Today's Takeaway: Obama Budget Sets Reelection Agenda

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Obama's Budget Reflects Reelection Agenda; Kateri Tekakwitha To Become First Native American Saint; Chinese Vice-President Xi Jingping Visits the US; Checking In On the Westminster Dog Show; New Collection of Essays Detail the "Secret Love Lives" of American-Muslim Women; Reports Reveals Vast Discrepancies in Voter Records; GOP Leaders May Agree to Extend Payroll Tax Cut; How Should the US intervene in Syria?; Apple Announces Independent Inspectors for Chinese Suppliers' Factories; Attracting the Female GOP Vote

Today's Takeaway: The Legacy of Whitney Houston

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mother of Overweight Son Reacts to Obesity Campaign; How the Wisconsin Labor Protests Changed Politics; The History of Light; From the Private Sector to the Oval Office; 'Interrupting' Chicago's Gang Violence; The Rapid Rise of Jeremy Lin; Arab League Returns to UN as Violence Escalates in Syria; The Life and Legacy of Whitney Houston

Today's Takeaway: What the Mortgage Settlement Means

Friday, February 10, 2012

Notes from the Conservative Political Action Conference; Women Boxing in 2012 Olympics; Two New Nuclear Reactors Get Go-Ahead; On-the-Ground Updates from Syria; What the Mortgage Settlement Means for the Housing Market; Public Debate Over a Controversial Childhood Obesity Campaign; Some Combat Restrictions for Women Lifted; New Movie Releases: 'The Vow,' 'Journey 2,' and 'Safe House'; Kareem Abdul Jabbar's New Children's Book Celebrates Black History

Today's Takeaway: Focus on Violence Syria

Thursday, February 09, 2012

David Sanger's Guide to the History of Syria; Russia's Ties to the Assad Regime; A Personal Look at the Opposition in Syria; Asma Assad: A Modern Tyrants' Wife; A Pro-Assad Look at Syria; Russia's Impact on the Syrian Regime; The Future of Syria; A Closer Look at Santorum's Sweep; Comedian Baratunde Thurston on 'How to Be Black'; Republican Voters Roundtable.

Today's Takeaway: Big Night for Rick Santorum

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

California's "Prop 8" Struck Down; GOP Contests in Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri; Controversy Over Contraception Coverage; What Did Clint and Chrysler Mean by "Half-Time in America"?; Obama Backtracks Position On Super PAC; The Eisenhower Memorial v. The Eisenhower Family; New Transportation Bill Carries Controversy; New Book Reveals the Art of Mudslinging

Today's Takeaway: Multi-Billion Dollar Foreclosure Settlement Imminent

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

What's the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?; A Lesson on Making Better Home Movies; What Can the US Do to Quell Violence in Syria?; Is Our Constitution Out of Date? Ruth Bader Ginsburg May Think So...; Foreclosure Settlement Imminent; "Tebow Bill" May Allow Home-Schoolers to Play on High School Teams; On the Tenth Anniversary of the First "Torture Memo"; Newly-Discovered Recordings Shed Light on a Young Malcolm X

Today's Takeaway: What's Next for Syria?

Monday, February 06, 2012

After the UN Veto, What's Next for Syria?; The Agenda: GOP Campaigning, STOCK Act, President Obama discusses European debt with Italian PM; The Soundtrack to the Arab Spring; Nevada Caucus and the Month Ahead; US Mayors Take on Gun Control...During the Super Bowl; Egyptian Authorities Investigate NGOs; Being Gay: A Listener's Story; No 'Safety Net' for Middle Class?

Today's Takeaway: Romney's Statements and The Changing Face of Poverty

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Aftermath of the Susan G. Komen Planned Parenthood Decision; The 'Safety Net' and Realities of Poverty; Learn to Talk Football with The Takeaway; Komen Foundation Cuts Funding, Romney's "Poor" Comments, Florida GOP Primary; What's Next for Newt Gingrich?; Superbowl XLVI: The Ultimate Sports Movie Sequel?; Super Bowl Predictions from Two Superfans; Veterans Talk about Poverty; The Story Behind Tyler Clementi's Tragic Death

Today's Takeaway: Mitt Romney and the Social Safety Net

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Teenager Faces Public Outrage Over School Prayer Lawsuit; American Airlines Seeks to Layoff 13,000; Remembering Don Cornelius, Creator of Soul Train; The Hama Massacre: 30 Years Later; Tensions Rise in US-Egypt Relations; English Immersion: The Bilingual Education Debate; What Percent Are You? Poverty and the Social Safety Net

Today's Takeaway: Romney Takes Florida

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Remembering Daniel Pearl; A Recap of the Florida Primary; Trevor Potter on the Rise of the Super PAC; Previously Unreleased Recordings From Day of JFK Assassination; Gingrich's Next Move; Florida Primary Told in Tweets; Facebook's Game-Changing IPO; Tracking Down MF Global's Missing Millions; What Romney's Florida Win Means for the Rest of the Race; Celebrating Langston Hughes and a Personal Connection