Chinese New Year arrived on Sunday, and with it, a two-week period of celebration for the Year of the Tiger. In honor of the lunar new year, we talk with two prominent Chinese Americans about their favorite New Year foods and memories.
Have you ever thought of turning your daydreams into a business? The economic climate may be stormy, but now might be the perfect time to do it − depending on where your interests lie. Justin Jones-Fosu, leadership trainer and host of WEAA's "Listen Up!" explains.
Takeaway producer Kristen Meinzer writes:
Over the past couple weeks, I've been researching how we can turn our hobbies into businesses, with the help of Justin Jones-Fosu, leadership trainer and occasional work contributor for The Takeaway. Together, we've uncovered a lot of stuff, including the fact that small businesses currently employ more than half of all workers in the U.S. (according to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy). Here are a few things we've learned if you want to turn your hobby into a business:
New studies and rumors fly almost every week on what (allegedly) causes autism and what "cures" it. At the same time, autism studies (including the frequently-cited Wakefield study linking MMR vaccines to autism in 1998) occasionally get retracted. What's true and what's not? Dr. Perri Klass and Dr. Eileen Costello, pediatricians and co-authors of "Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In - When to Worry and When Not to Worry," distinguish autism facts from autism fiction.
Garry Marshall's latest star-packed (one might say "star-stuffed") romantic comedy extravaganza, "Valentines Day," hits theaters this weekend, but is it really all that? Takeaway movie contributor and Newsday writer Rafer Guzman doesn't think so. In fact, he believes that for several of the film's major plot lines, there are other movies that do a much better job of covering the same ground.
Inspired by the blizzards hitting much of the country, we’re dedicating this week's tech segment to a timely topic: the weather. Scientists are developing new and innovative ways to predict it... and one of the tools they’re enlisting is your car.
On Valentines Day, romance usually starts once the food is on the table. Couples will go out to a special restaurant and gaze into each others' eyes over someone else's cooking. But what about bringing the romance into the kitchen?
That's what Pat and Gina Neely do everyday. They're high school sweethearts, restaurant owners, and co-hosts of the Food Network show "Down Home with the Neelys."
In the run-up to Valentine's Day, our conversation about the workplace tackles the issue of romances with colleagues. Is there a right way to do it? Can it get you fired?
Last week, ten American Baptist community members attempted to take 33 children out of Haiti, claiming their goal was to rescue the children. The Haitian government disagreed and charged the Americans with kidnapping. For many, the story has raised new concerns and questions about adoption.
Best known for his classics "Lean on Me," "Just the Two of Us," "Ain't No Sunshine," and "Lovely Day," soul legend Bill Withers is the subject of a new documentary called "Still Bill."
We talk with Withers about his new film, and about the path his life has taken — from growing up under the care of his beloved grandmother to music superstardom to quirky conversations he's had with strangers in Roscoe's Fried Chicken and Waffles.
A few weeks ago, Roz Chast, esteemed New Yorker cartoonist, created a cartoon that had us all charmed. It depicted an imaginary "Google Magazine" with story titles like "Capitol Nebraska What" and "Parakeet Molasses Safe." For this week's tech segment, we talk with Roz about how she came up with her cartoon, and how Google has become a regular part of her life.
Tired of serving your Super Bowl guests potato chips and lite beer? We speak to two Miami-based celebrity chefs to rescue you and your party with some regionally inspired food. Jonathan Wright, who specializes in New Orleans food and serves as executive chef of The Setai, gives us the taste of the Saints. And Michael Schwartz, who specializes in gourmet rustic food and heads Michael's Genuine Food and Drink, shares two of his Miami-inspired recipes. And of course, we also mull over our favorite Indiana foods for Colts fans out there.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations bright and early Tuesday morning. "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" led with the nine nods each. Takeaway film contributor Rafer Guzman tells us about what other movies made the list, and which won spots on the roster of ten Best Picture nominees.
Most people see the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" as just another funny, fabulous Bill Murray comedy. But others, in a variety of religious communities, see it as an illustration of the tenets of their particular faiths. We ask the movie's screenwriter about the divine influence of his story and talk with a religious studies scholar who uses the film as a teaching tool.
It's a question on the minds of lots of employed people these days: What can I do to help my unemployed friends? Justin Jones-Fosu, leadership trainer and host of WEAA Baltimore's "Listen Up," shares advice and information for those who want to help, but are afraid of sounding condescending.
Beyonce took home six Grammys on Sunday, more than any woman on a single night of the 52-year-old awards show. Last night's telecast attempted to attract viewers with performances by Lady Gaga and the late Michael Jackson (accompanied by the living Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, and others). Did the performances wow the world or fall flat? And were there any surprises with the awards themselves?
It's not news that a lot of couples squabble about money. But what might come as a surprise is the fact that more and more couples are trying to avoid those money fights by keeping their finances separate. In a 2009 survey by PayPal, 57 percent of couples said they kept all or some of their money apart, up from 48 percent in 2008.
The Grammy Awards are notorious for being disconnected from what people – critics and listeners alike – actually think about music. Will the awards be any different this year? Caryn Ganz from Rolling Stone magazine shares her predidtions.
On Tuesday, the oft-thanked Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce this year's Oscar nominations, and for the first time since 1943 there will be ten nominees for Best Picture, instead of five. How will the increased number of films affect the Best Picture race? And what movies won't be nominated, despite the wider playing field?