Femi Oke

News host and Reporter for The Takeaway

Femi Oke appears in the following:

Takeouts: The Week, Congress, Haitian Community

Friday, January 15, 2010

  • GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK: Our regulary segment with The Week Magazine. We reflect on the past seven days to see who had a good week and who didn’t. We’ll take your nominees anytime.
  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Lawmakers, labor leaders, and President Obama were on Capitol Hill last night saying significant progress has been made towards a final health care bill. Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich was there.
  • COMMUNITY TAKEOUT: The crisis in Haiti has affected many American Hatians living in New York. Takeaway Correspondent Femi Oke reports from a community center in Brooklyn that has become a hub for sending aid to the country. 

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Grim Scene on the Ground in Haiti

Friday, January 15, 2010

The first U.S. Navy ship arrived in Haiti yesterday morning. A large aircraft carrier is set to arrive off the coast today, with 14 helicopters and relief supplies. But right now, the situationon the ground is grim. We hear from Christina Boyle a reporter for The Daily News who landed in Port-au-Prince last night.

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Reporting From Haiti Via Twitter

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Hatian radio host has been offering updates of yesterday's earthquake via Twitter.

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New York Haitians Respond to Quake

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On Tuesday night, New York Haitians gathered to exchange news, share information and watch TV together as they tried anxiously to get more news from home. Femi Oke spoke with Haitians in New York City.

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Holiday Shoppers Surge, Safely, to Sales

Friday, November 27, 2009

Last Thanksgiving, a crowd of thousands crushed into a Wal-Mart store in search of holiday sales, killing a 34-year old man.  That incident has made stores around the country look at ...

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Takeouts: Oprah Announces End of Show, College Basketball, Michelle Obama Dolls

Friday, November 20, 2009

Media Takeout: Oprah Winfrey's production company announced an end date for her talk show: September 9, 2011, Winfrey will reportedly start her own cable channel. Brian Stelter, who...

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[Web Special] Femi Oke Visits the Maker of the Michelle Obama Action Figure

Friday, November 20, 2009

I am in Brooklyn spending my lunch hour with Michelle Obama, and we’ve just been evicted from Starbucks! The manager on duty obviously didn’t appreciate the First Lady...
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[Web Special] Femi Oke Visits a VA Prosthetics Lab

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mark Moffa shaves a cast in the Prosthetics lab of the VA Medical Center in New York. Mark Moffa is lovingly caressing the leg of a Vietnam vet. His fingers linger o...
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Is Fired the New Retired?

Friday, November 06, 2009

The latest unemployment numbers are out, and as expected they rose. The unemployment rate is now at 10.2 percent, and 190,000 jobs were lost in October. The numbers are surprising and...

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Scare Fest: Halloween Movie Mash-Up

Friday, October 30, 2009

All this morning, we've been talking about scary movies and what's got you shivering in your seat. We've compiled a mash-up of our listeners' scary movie suggestions.

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Investing in Yourself: The Job Club

Friday, October 16, 2009

Almost 6 million people are currently unemployed in the United States. Trying to get a job in a volatile job market is proving so difficult that some job searchers are turning to prof...

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A Chat with Ms. Senior America 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Femi Oke talks with Gail King, Ms. New York Senior 2009 and newly-crowned Ms. Senior America 2009, in our studio. King is a twenty-year cancer survivor, has a masters degree from Sto...

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How to Spot a Winner: The Ms. Senior America 2009 Pageant

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Ms. Senior America Pageant is not exactly your grandmother’s pageant ... because your grandmother could be in it!  For 38 years the pageant has been promoting the idea that senior...
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Health Care Poetry Slam

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Takeaway's Femi Oke visited a town hall on health care reform that was unlike any other: part poetry slam, part politics. We bring you some of the voices from a health care debate...

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Rio vs. Chi-town: Olympics Decision Later Today

Friday, October 02, 2009

More than a hundred members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are meeting in Copenhagen to take a look at the final four presentations from four global cities that each wan...

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Harvard Classmate Remembers Kennedy

Friday, August 28, 2009

We talk with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who is waiting in line in Boston to pay his respects to Senator Kennedy. Arnold was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Cla...

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Abducted Woman Resurfaces After 18 Years

Friday, August 28, 2009

Police in California have been searching a house where a woman was apparently held prisoner for 18 years after being abducted as an 11-year-old. The police say the abducted woman, Jay...

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Seeing Doubles: Tennis Twins Defend their Game

Friday, August 28, 2009

The U.S. Open tennis championship starts on Monday and we're seeing doubles. Tennis champions Bob and Mike Bryan tell us about defending their doubles title at the U.S. Open. We ask t...

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Weekend Movies: Before Woodstock Was in Vogue

Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Friday, which is when we review the biggest movies coming out over the weekend. We speak to Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday about two highly anticipated films: Ang Lee's "T...

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Mourners Gather in Boston to Pay Respects

Friday, August 28, 2009

Those who loved Senator Ted Kennedy are standing in line to pay their respects, even at this early hour.  Kennedy lies in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston....

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