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