Arwa Gunja, Senior Producer, The Takeaway
Arwa Gunja is a senior producer at The Takeaway. Arwa is responsible for the day-to-day editorial content of the program and works closely with producers and the host to set the next day's lineup.
UPDATED 7:00 p.m. Alex Goldmark here.
Some new additions to the show.
Tomorrow we talk with Special Master Kenneth Feinberg. He's also known as President Obama's "pay czar." But before he was handed the tongue twisting title of Special Master for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Executive Compensation he was also the Special Master for the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund. So he's an old hand at heading up special projects on a large scale. We'll be asking him about bonuses and pay of course, but also about the man behind the tough decisions of national import.
Now that election results in Iraq are in, the real challenges start. How will different factions in Iraq form a coalition government? The post-election government in Iraq will have play a serious role in how, and how fast, US troops can pull out. So we're watching that closely.
We love trends. So we're looking into reports that sexual harassment claims are on the rise ... from men. We want to know if this means that incidents are increase, that more men are willing to speak up, or both.
And we'll find out why Wrestlemania and pro-wrestling generally are just so darn profitable.
POSTED 12:45 p.m. Arwa Gunja here, on the dayside production team.
It was a bit of a frantic morning, as the terrorist attacks in the Moscow subway system happened in the very early morning today. According to the Congressional Research Service, about one third of all terrorist attacks target transportation systems, and public transit is one of the hardest systems to protect, especially in big cities. We’re going to continue to watch this story closely, and we'll continue bringing you the latest from Moscow tomorrow morning.
Healthcare reform is now the law of the land … but the battles are far from over. One centerpiece of the legislation aims to ensure that children with pre-existing conditions are covered. But some insurance companies have their own interpretation, arguing that they are not required to write insurance for a child and that they do not have to guarantee coverage until 2014. Will this be one of the first tests of the strength of the law?
Tomorrow morning we continue this week's "Getting Schooled" series with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He joins the show after announcing the first round of grant winners in the administration’s new Race to the Top program. And all this week we’re asking you, our listeners: What makes good teachers great? Leave us your comments here on our website or call in: 877-8-MYTAKE.