Kristen Meinzer

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From the Tug-Of-War to Tandem Bicycling: Defunct Sports of the Summer Olympics

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Have you ever wondered why there’s a trampoline competition in the Summer Olympics, but no mixed martial arts? Do you ever wish the International Olympic Committee would bring back croquet and speedboating? And why, oh why, did we have to get rid of tandem bicycling?

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Fighting AIDS from the Pulpit, Beginning With the Pastor Himself

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Reverend Tony Lee, the pastor of a predominantly African-American church, is doing something unique to combat the AIDS. Four times a year, on the pulpit, he has himself tested for HIV in front of his entire congregation. 

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Women's Olympic Uniforms: Athleticism versus Sex Appeal

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When it comes to the Olympic games, it’s hard not to be captivated by the human body and what it can accomplish. But looking at uniform changes over the years, it's clear that some people think those bodies — if they belong to females — are best shown half-naked.

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Oprah's Recent India Episode Not an "Aha!" Moment

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

For nearly 30 years, Oprah Winfrey has been one of the most influential voices in American culture, overseeing a multi-billion dollar empire that includes publishing, radio, motion pictures, and, television. But this past weekend, millions of viewers in India believe they witnessed Oprah at her worst.

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Movie Date: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Friday, July 20, 2012

From plot points to conspiracy theories to the tragic shooting in Colorado, Rafer and Kristen look at "The Dark Knight Rises," and the drama that's surrounded the film.

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2012 London Olympics set to Conflict with Ramadan

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bad news for the 3000 Muslim athletes participating in this years summer olympics: The 2012 summer olympics conflict with Ramadan for the first time since 1980. Iman Adam Kelwick, whose mosque is in Liverpool, joins the show to examines this conflict between sport and faith.

 

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Vito: The Activist and the Film

Thursday, July 19, 2012

When he was a young man in the 1960s, Vito Russo wasn’t that different from a lot of young gay men in America, but there was one difference: While many gay Americans still lived in the closet, Vito was out, proud, and loud. The new documentary "Vito" takes a closer look at his life.

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Boy Scouts: For Heterosexuals Only

Thursday, July 19, 2012

This past Tuesday, after nearly two years of evaluating their membership policy, the Boy Scouts announced that they would continue to exclude gays from their organization. Jennifer Tyrrell, a former scout leader who was dismissed for being gay, is trying to get them to change their mind.

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Supporting the Presidential Candidates from Abroad

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

While we usually think of America’s elections as being America-centric, 6.3 million American citizens actually live and work abroad, and many of them have a deep devotion to certain candidates; and in some cases, deep pockets as well. Two such Americans, both living in London, explain what they're doing to support President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Internet Privacy in the Age of Photobooth

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kyle McDonald wanted to capture a vast array of facial expressions for a project, so he installed software on Apple store computers to capture customers' looks through Photoshop. Then the Secret Service got involved.

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The Takeaway's Musical Road Trip: San Francisco with Mates of State

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We’re continuing The Takeaway's Musical Road Trip series in the great city of San Francisco, California. Our tour guide will be one half of one of our favorite bands, Mates of State. Jason Hammel, along with his wife Kori Gardner, makes up the band Mates of State.

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Tampa's Democratic Mayor Prepares to Host the Republican National Convention

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In a month and a half, 50,000 people will descend upon Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and the Democratic mayor of that city, Bob Buckhorn, is going to play host.

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Movie Date: Speed Date!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Rafer and Kristen switch gears for this week's podcast and review 15 movies in (about) 15 minutes.

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Movie Date: "Ice Age" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Kristen Meinzer reviews "Ice Age: Continental Drift," and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" for today's Movie Date.

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Diverse Neighborhood, Uniform Friends

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tanner Colby is what you might call a typical, liberal, city-dwelling, 30-something white guy. But one day he looked around and realized something: Despite living in Brooklyn, one of the most diverse cities in the world, he had no black friends.

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Romney Attempts to Woo NAACP

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mitt Romney spoke to the NAACP at their national meeting in Houston, Texas, yesterday, and received mixed reviews. Could this be one of the worst moments on the Romney campaign trail? Or one of the best?

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GMMs: Genetically Modified Mosquitos

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Up until now, our main ways of combating mosquitoes involved avoidance and swatting. But a British biotechnology company is trying something different: the genetic modification of mosquitoes themselves.

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Reduced to Minimum Wage: A Firefighter's Struggle

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What would you do if your salary was reduced to that of a teenager working at McDonalds? To hundreds of public officials, this scenario has become a harsh reality.

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The Internet and the Over-65 Crowd

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Florence Detlor is now 101 years old, and considering how much technology she’s seen come and go in her lifetime, we’d forgive her if she chose to opt out of things like email and social networking sites. But Florence, like many people over 65, embraces computer technology. Why is that?

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The Takeaway's Musical Road Trip: Brooklyn with Reggie Watts

Monday, July 09, 2012

This summer, The Takeaway is embarking on a virtual road trip and around the country to some of America’s greatest music cities. Our tour guides will include some of the most popular recording artists and experts from each town. Giving us the aural experience of Brooklyn is Reggie Watts.

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