Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer appears in the following:

Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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Ben Folds on Why He Loves The Piano

Friday, January 09, 2015

The solo artist and frontman of Ben Folds Five discusses his first encounters with the instrument he loves. 

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Portlanders Struggle to Say Goodbye to Airport Carpet

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Portlanders are bidding a fond farewell to the carpet at the Portland Airport. Yes, the carpet. 

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Art Project Puts Used Pianos In Public Spaces

Thursday, January 08, 2015

From Los Angeles to Melbourne, decorated pianos are showing up on sidewalks, under bridges, and in parks. 

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The Sound of Passion: Falling in Love With the Piano

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

From teachers and students to tuners and technicians, the piano has a lot of dedicated fans. 

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The 30 Million-Word Gap Between Rich and Poor Children

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A marked disparity in the vocabularies of children of low-income and high-income parents has been shown to have lasting effects throughout their lives.

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The Best Movies of 2014

Saturday, January 03, 2015

As we move forward into 2015, Rafer and Kristen take a look back at the very best movies of 2014. 
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Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music: "Mozart in the Jungle"

Monday, December 29, 2014

The new Amazon Prime series "Mozart in the Jungle" is attracting attention for its A-list cast and racy look at the modern day classical music world. But how much of it is true?

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Today's Takeaways: A Celebrity Christmas Special

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Takeaway! Today, we're bringing you a Christmas Day Special—an hour packed with interviews featuring some of our favorite celebrities.

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Christmas Movie Trivia Quiz

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Each year a new Christmas movie hits the box office. But how much do you really know about the most popular holiday flicks? Take our Christmas Movie Trivia Quiz and test yourself here.

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The Movie Date Podcast's Holiday Film Guide

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tonight's the biggest release date of the year - Christmas Eve! Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman review seven movies out on the big screen tonight.

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The Christmas Movie Extravaganza!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

There are eight movies you can see in the theatres this Christmas, but which one is the most suitable for the season?
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Jolly Without Holly: How Non-Christian Families Navigate The Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How do non-Christian parents who prefer to keep Christmas-free homes stick to their guns in a nation that's so in love with Christmas? Families of different faiths weigh in here.

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How Mariah Carey Won Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Of the thousands of jingles composed since 1940, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" has become an instant holiday pop classic.

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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,' 'Annie,' 'The Interview'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two sequels, one remake, and a film you may never see. It's a bizarre and exciting Movie Date podcast!
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You Can't See 'The Interview.' But We Did.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Now that Sony has pulled "The Interview" from theatres, you can't see it. But The Takeaway's own culture producer and Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer has.

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Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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Cuba, The U.S. & The Poetry of Reconciliation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations is like the reunion of two twins who've been separated. He reflects on what this moment means to him.

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Sony Hackers Threaten '9/11-Like' Attack Over Franco-Rogen Flick

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week, hackers promised "a bitter fate" to those who attend screenings of "The Interview," which North Korea has called "an act of war." Will Sony pull the film from distribution?

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The Worst New Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with the Jargonator's Ben Schott.

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