Femi Oke

News host and Reporter for The Takeaway

Femi Oke appears in the following:

Fire Up the Torch: New Sports Vie For Olympic Inclusion

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The 2016 Olympics are already heating up. Seven candidates — baseball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby sevens, softball and squash — are vying for a place at the games from 2016 on...

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Watch Out! The Second Wave of the Foreclosure Crisis

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The foreclosure crisis is not just about subprime mortgages anymore. Because of job losses and rising health care costs, homeowners who were once able to keep up with their payments a...

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Leno's Last Late Night Laugh

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tonight is the last night that Jay Leno will man the legendary Late Night desk. He is moving to prime time, with a live comedy show five nights a week at 10:00 p.m. Leno fans will be ...

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Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe says we could have detected swine flu earlier

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Global health officials are warning that H1N1 swine flu could bloom into a pandemic. Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared a Phase Five alert. Epidemiologist and virus hu...

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A report on the third stage of India's election from the BBC's Elections Train

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stage three of India's five-stage, month-long election takes place Thursday. BBC India correspondent Tinku Ray reports from Mumbai on BBC's "Elections Train," which has been traveling...

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Credit Suisse pays out bonuses in "toxic assets"

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The AIG bonus scandal stirred intense anger from the public, the media and the president. Swiss bank Credit Suisse has adopted a creative solution to the bonus paying problem — pay p...

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Three strikes and you're out, French downloaders!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The French government is on the verge of passing a law that would punish Web users for downloading illegal content. Pushed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the bill proposes that...

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Analysis of President Obama's prime-time 100-days press conference

Thursday, April 30, 2009

President Barack Obama marked his first 100 days in office last night with a prime-time news conference. It was the third of Obama's presidency, and the first not dominated by the rec...

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What is a "Phase Five" swine flu threat?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic threat level to Phase Five. What does that mean? The BBC's Matt McGrath explains the connection between the threat level and inte...

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Despite a tough economy, some industries are still hiring

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jobless numbers are the highest levels in decades and there's been little good news for people who find themselves without work. But, believe it or not, there is still such a thing as...

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A year after visiting the food pantry, a grandmother leaves her foreclosed home

Thursday, April 30, 2009

When we spoke with Janie Larson a year ago, the soaring cost of oil, the rising cost of food and the months of unemployment that she had just emerged from had her going to a food bank...

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How prepared are the states for a swine flu pandemic?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The swine flu remains an "outbreak" not a "pandemic," but global health officials are warning that it could turn into one. The virus is now in at least 10 countries and World Health ...

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The New Orleans JazzFest is also a festival of food

Thursday, April 30, 2009

In New Orleans, the city's famed Jazz & Heritage Festival is underway. And of course, most people go for the music. But there's another side to JazzFest: the food. The Takeaway is joi...

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A review of President Obama's prime-time 100-days press conference

Thursday, April 30, 2009

President Barack Obama marked his first 100 days in office last night with a prime-time news conference. It was the third of Obama's presidency, and the first not dominated by the rec...

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Kids on the economy

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For high quality video, click the "HQ" button. The Takeaway's Femi Oke talks with middle school students in Brooklyn, New York, about how they’re dealing with the recession. Th...
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Last letters and parting shots: How to say goodbye at work

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's a sad fact of life, and particularly this economy, that people get laid off and fired from jobs. Femi Oke went out and found stories behind the statistics. She joins us with thei...

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Turmoil grows in Thailand

Monday, April 13, 2009

In Bangkok, anti-government protests have turned violent. Supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra are calling for the removal of the current ruler, Abhisit Vejjajiva, w...

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A closer look at school governance under mayoral control

Monday, April 13, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently advocated in favor of mayoral control of big-city schools. It is a system that is already in cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago a...

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A sudden death close at the Masters

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia came to an extraordinary close yesterday with a sudden death victory by Angel Cabrera, the first Argentine in history to win the tournament....

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Olympic committee in Chicago meets neighborhood resistance

Monday, April 13, 2009

The International Olympic committee's visit in Chicago created quite a stir, because the positive responses from the committee's members made it seem that Chicago was a viable contend...

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