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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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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Israel, Palestine & The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Senator George Mitchell, former Middle East Envoy for President Obama from 2009 - 2011, weighs in on the importance of a two state solution for Israel and Palestine.
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An Interactive Guide to Net Neutrality

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Want to know more about net neutrality? Check out this interactive timeline.
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U.S. Central Command’s Twitter Feed Hacked by Pro-ISIS Group

Monday, January 12, 2015

The account was apparently hacked today by a group claiming to be ISIS. We took some screenshots of the tweets before the account went dark.
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The Startorialist: Runway to Outer Space

Friday, January 02, 2015

Commercial space travel is just a few solar orbits away. Do you have everything you need? More importantly, what are you gonna wear? Join us for a special on fashion in outer space.
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Brooklyn Bound: Writing Kings County

Thursday, December 25, 2014

In September, four Brooklyn-based writers sat down to talk about the borough that inspired them most as part of a WNYC Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event at the Brooklyn Museum.
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Thanksgiving Movie Trivia Quiz

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This week, communities across the country will celebrate Thanksgiving. If you need to pass the time in between family photos and the big meal, take our Thanksgiving movie trivia quiz.
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Join Us in Brooklyn!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join WNYC for a panel conversation with four of Brooklyn's best new emerging writers!
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The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich on America's Congressional Angst

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

You'll often hear Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich on the national radio airwaves, but today he dropped by CNN to offer his expertise.

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A Call For Nominations: Who's The Hardest-Working Person You Know?

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

As the summer winds down, The Takeaway wants to honor hardworking Americans from every corner of the United States. Who is the hardest-working person you know? Nominate them here.

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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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