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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Help Us Write a People's Poem for the Inauguration!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

At The Takeaway, we think poetry was built for the digital age — and this inauguration could use a People’s Poem. So we invited noted poet Kwame Dawes to start us off with a first line — and we want you to be our co-authors! It’s a grand experiment — and here’s how you can make your voice heard.

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Live Chat with John Hockenberry: Inside the Climate Wars

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The phrase “climate change” was not used once in the three presidential debates.

Four years ago, both presidential candidates agreed that climate change was a critical issue demanding urgent attention. But that national call to action has disappeared and in the past four years public opinion on the climate issue has cooled.

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The Best Tweets from Last Night's Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Twitter set a record last night for the volume of tweets during a political event, beating out the conventions from a few weeks ago. Here's a collection of our favorite tweets from last night.

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Olivia Wilde on the Power of Micro Finance

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Olivia Wildeknown for her work on "House" and "Tron: Legacy," is also one of the reporter-storytellers in the new documentary Half the Sky. The documentary is based on the book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

We interviewed Olivia earlier this week and will air ...

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Madeleine Albright on Defining Blasphemy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

John spoke with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright today in an interview that will air tomorrow on The Takeaway. John asked the former secretary if and how the United Nations ought to define the blasphemy.

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Listeners Respond to Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some stories strike such a chord with our listeners that we’re flooded with far more responses than we can play on-air. This was certainly the case with the story of Mitt Romney’s comments about the "47 percent" of Americans who are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them."

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Clip: Seth Meyers Talks About SNL's New 'Obama'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

John Hockenberry: So you've had a bit of a succession crisis there at SNL, regarding the sitting President, that America-at-large has not experienced. 

Seth Meyers: That's true. 

JH: How does something like that happen, and how does somebody get told "You're no longer the President"?

SM: Well yeah, fortunately for ...

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We've Moved

Friday, August 31, 2012

Some of you might have questions about The Takeaway, namely “where are you?” In brief, we’ve moved.

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Republican National Convention: Day 2 Photos

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson snapped some shots on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Republican National Convention: Day 1 Photos

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Here are some photos taken by The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Republican National Convention - Photos from Sunday

Monday, August 27, 2012

A photo gallery from The Takeaway Digital Editor Alex Johnson from his first day in Tampa.

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Playlist for August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

On today's playlist our director Vince Fairchild mixed it up with The Splendour, Pinback, The Roots, Mercury Program and more. Click below to listen to the entire lineup.

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Playlist for July 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The show's director Vince Fairchild mixed up our show this morning with Blur, Mercury Program, Death Cab for Cutie, with an appearance by the Phenomenal Handclap Band. Check out the complete playlist used during the show:

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Playlist for July 30, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Today's playlist was crafted with love for you today by our trusty broadcast engineer and director Vince Fairchild.

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Listeners Respond: Your Olympic Event Playlist

Friday, July 27, 2012

We asked you: What should the Olympic theme song be for your favorite event?

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My Son, the Boy Scout

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I understand the anger many people now feel toward the Boy Scouts of America. After a two-year, very secretive review, the organization has reaffirmed its decision not to allow gay boys to join or gay parents to serve.

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