Tales From The Towers: A Special From The Takeaway

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ahead of the 4th of July, John Hockenberry talks to organizers, builders, property owners and artists who are leading the effort to turn Ground Zero into a beacon of hope.
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When Animals Talk, Do We Really Want to Hear What They Say?

Friday, June 26, 2015

When animals talk, do we really want to hear what they say? It depends on whether it's a teddy bear or a dog who's doing the talking. 
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It's All About That Sax

Friday, June 19, 2015

Is "Inside Out" ripping off "Herman's Head"? Is "Dope" a remake of "Risky Business"? And what's up with all the sax solos on this week's Movie Date podcast?
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Quirky Girls, Crazy Dads, and Working Women

Monday, June 15, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast has a little something for everyone, especially those who love quirky girls, hate crazy dads, and presume that working women are the root of all evil. 
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Sex and War and Rock and Roll

Friday, June 05, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast is all sex and war and rock and roll, as Rafer and Kristen review "Entourage," "Spy," "Testament of Youth," "Love and Mercy," and a special Mystery Date!
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The Earth is Mad and So is Everyone in Hawaii

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The earth is mad in "San Andreas" and everyone is mad in Hawaii. At least, they will be mad after they see "Aloha." 
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The Future Isn't What It Used to Be

Friday, May 22, 2015

The future used to be a bright shiny thing covered in chrome and dreams. But as "Tomorrowland" reminds us, the future isn't what it used to be. 
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Let's Sing A Song About Dystopia

Friday, May 15, 2015

When the world is coming to an end, and mankind is reduced to their most animal instincts, the only logical thing to do is race cars and sing pop songs a capella. 
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Were You The Coolest Kid In Your High School?

Friday, May 08, 2015

Were you the coolest kid in your high school? Rafer and Kristen weren't. But neither was Jack Black (in his latest movie, that is).
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It's Like A Foreign Movie With No Subtitles

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast features a look at "Welcome to Me," "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," and more!
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Let's Get Out Our Crystal Balls

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Summer is right around the corner, and Rafer and Kristen can't wait. They share their top picks for the months ahead.
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Is Technology Our Friend or Foe?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Technology: sometimes it helps us to stay connected. Sometimes it makes us a little too connected...or not connected enough. 
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Do You Ever Wish You Were Younger?

Friday, April 10, 2015

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at three movies that explore youth versus age. And bonus: the conversation includes special guest Kristen Stewart!
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Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the last 30 years, researches have documented a widening survival divide between black and white women with breast cancer.  Three African American women share their stories.
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Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the past 30 years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Three African American women share their stories.
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Calling All Teachers: Help Us Rewrite No Child Left Behind!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A revamping of NCLB could signal a new era in education in the United States. And The Takeaway wants to know how you would change this legislation to benefit your students.  
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Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
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ZIP Code Poetry Contest

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We’re asking you to memorialize your federally appointed numerical designation by writing an ode to your ZIP code. 
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Sometimes A Predictable Date Can Still Be a Fine Date

Friday, March 27, 2015

This week's new releases aren't particularly unique, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're bad dates. 
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It's Like The Hunger Games, But Much Worse

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week's Movie Date podcast is all about new beginnings...or more accurately, questionable recycling of stuff we already know. 
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