Free Gun Training for Teachers | Inaugural Poetry and The Takeaway's #PrezPoem Challenge | Facebook Unveils New Search Function | Helping Veterans Recovery from 'Moral Injury' After War | Re-branding Tide in the Wake of Mass Thefts
Later today, President Obama is set to announce his new agenda on gun control, a response to last month's deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Some states, like New York, are already pushing for stricter laws on gun ownership, but other communities, like parts of Ohio, are moving in the opposite direction. Jim Irvine is president of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation. Patricia Frost-Brooks is president of the Ohio Education Association.
Today an emergency landing of a Japanese flight has grounded the All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircrafts. Clive Irving, senior consulting editor at Condé Nast Traveler, explores the problems facing Boeing going forward.
Robert Frost marked the beginning a new tradition when he read "The Gift Outright" at President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural. In both of his inauguration ceremonies, President Barack Obama has chosen to put poetry front and center. Renowned poet Kwame Dawes discusses the very American tradition of inaugural poetry.
Last night, more than two months after Sandy devastated Coastal New York and New Jersey, the House finally passed a $50.7 billion aid bill for victims of the storm. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, discusses what's in the relief bill.
Facebook just unveiled its latest venture, a search tool called Graph. Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst of Moor Insights and Strategy, discusses the new function, and what it means for the future of search and social networking.
When Rita Brock’s father returned from serving in the Vietnam War, he became cold, controlling and very angry. Rita was just a teenager at the time and it was hard to understand why her father had changed. Many years later, after training as a theologian, Rita began to understand that her father's battle scars were not just physical. That revelation led her to develop a training program for clergy members to counsel veterans through the moral injuries of war. Michael Yandell, an Iraq War veteran, is a at Rita's divinity school.
Tide is a 1.7 billion dollar business representing a third of the liquid detergent market. And it ranks as one of the three brands that consumer say they would not give up during a recession. But this brand loyalty is now being cashed in on by criminals, who steal Tide in large quantities and sell it on the streets at far cheaper prices to raise money for the drug trade.