Independence Day Quiz

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Birthday America! Today, communities across the country will come together to celebrate the birth of our nation. But how well do we really know the history of our country, and that of Independence Day? Take our quiz to see how much you really know about the Fourth of July.

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Under Her Skin: Lisa Echols

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lisa Echols is 46-years-old. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013 after doctors spotted an abnormality in her annual mammogram. She says she is a wife, mother and friend first—and a woman fighting cancer second.

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Under Her Skin: Crystal Miller

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crystal Miller is 28-years-old. She found a lump in her breast in November 2013, and was diagnosed with breast cancer a month later. As a nurse and cancer researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Crystal struggles to ignore the disease statistics she knows so well.

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Under Her Skin: Anita Coleman

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Anita Coleman is 54-years-old. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and suffered a relapse on February 21, 2014 after a regular mammogram came back suspicious. She recounts her first diagnosis, and how her family has helped her find the strength to fight the disease once again.

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Listen to Edith Windsor on Love, DOMA and Life as a Civil Rights Icon

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Read the full story from December on The Takeaway.

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Maya Angelou's Friend Nikki Giovanni Remembers the Legendary Poet

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poet Maya Angelou died today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86-years-old. The Takeaway spoke to poet Nikki Giovanni about her 40-plus-year friendship with Maya Angelou. "When you talk about who lived a full and a good and a complete life, you come back to Maya,” Giovanni says.

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Six Years of High School? An Educational Experiment in Chicago

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like. 

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Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's become popular to insist that the key to a successful career is to simply "follow your bliss" straight into a profession that you're truly passionate about. For most people, is it really practical to do what you love? And if it's not, why are we giving this advice to our young people? Miya Tokumitsu, holds a Ph.D in art history. Her recent essay in Jacobin magazine breaks down why being told to "do what you love" isn't necessarily sound advice.

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Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings

Monday, January 20, 2014

Motown has become an American institution. But Motown also had a spoken-word label called Black Forum, which was set up in 1970. Two years after he was assassinated, the label released a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Television and radio broadcaster, Alvin Hall recently completed a half hour story on the Black Forum label for the BBC. He shares what he learned and describes why Motown got involved in civil rights recordings.

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Why Women Don't Brag—And Why They Should

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Research shows that men are far more likely to brag than women—women feel anxiety and discomfort about bragging and tend to subscribe to a more traditional idea of modesty. But what if you could find the source of that anxiety and eliminate it? Jessi Smith, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Montana State University, discusses her research and what it means for women in the workplace.

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World Powers Reach Deal With Iran on Nuclear Program

Sunday, November 24, 2013

In a landmark deal, the group of nations known as the P5+1—the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China—reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday to temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program. In exchange for Iranian compliance, the P5+1 will provide limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible sanction relief. "Diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure—a future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon," President Barack Obama said in a statement. What do you think about the deal? Leave us a comment or call 1-877-869-8253.

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About The Bike Challenge Prizes

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Takeaway bike haiku challenge will be giving away 10 bicycle helmets with the show's official logo to the top 10 winners of the challenge. A special thanks to Charlie McCorkell, owner of Bicycle Habitat in New York City, for donating the prizes for this contest. Visit Bicycle Habitat to learn more about the shop and the products they sell.

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The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bikes are taking over America. Major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco are launching public bike sharing systems for the first time, joining Boston, D.C. and Denver. In September 2013, The Takeaway challenged listeners around the United States to get out their pens and poetry quills and join our Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge. A team of three judges chose the top 10 cycle poems to read on air.

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U.S. Attitudes of Bike Share Programs

Monday, September 16, 2013

How do Americans feel about bike share programs? How many people ride bikes and why? The Takeaway partnered with research firm YouGov to find out what Americans think – this data explains why some folks who love bike share programs, and why some don’t.

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Enter The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Enter The Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge today! Entries are open until 11:59 PM Eastern time on Sunday, September 22.

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Meet The Judges!

Friday, September 13, 2013

 

 

Joy Diaz

Joy Diaz is originally from Mexico City—a city that's both one of the most congested places in the world and also one where the bike culture is growing by leaps and ...

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John's April Fool's Joke

Monday, April 01, 2013

Our host and his wheelchair were the victim of an April Fool's joke this morning. Preliminary reports indicate that his family is claiming responsibility.

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Live Chat: Explaining the Looming Sequester

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The background and implementation of sequestration can get pretty complicated, so we're partnering with The Guardian U.S. on a live chat to help answer your questions.

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Opinion: Why the Sequester 'Won't Be So Bad' for Texas

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The sequester — Washington, D.C.’s worst-case scenario of automatic cuts and budgetary reductions — is upon us on March 1st. The White House wants us to know that our states will be directly harmed: and that’s why it’s produced a state-by-state list of affected programs. 

A look at the Texas ...

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Preview: The Film Professor Who Taught the Creators of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jeanine Basinger is a legend at Wesleyan University, where she's a professor of film. She taught Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and Benh Zeitlin, who directed the Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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