This morning, The Takeaway was joined by Randall Kennedy, author of "The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency." Co-host Celeste Headlee responds to the discussion and ponders whether or not President Obama might learn a lesson from his White House predecessor.
The Takeaway’s co-host John Hockenberry reacts to today’s discussion of the Oslo terrorist attacks that took place on Friday. With nearly one hundred dead and the same number injured, Hockenberry questions the role of the internet in either fueling or deflating the hunger for violence in extremists such as Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed-suspect of the attacks. Does the passivity of the internet allow extremists to follow an easier path to violence? Hockenberry discusses this and freedom of assembly and expression in the digital age.
In this video, host Celeste Headlee provides her take on today's show which touched on some tough topics, including the continued dispute over the debt ceiling in Washington and the growing scandal surrounding News Corp. across the pond. Here, Celeste turns her focus elsewhere, congratulating the U.S. women's soccer team on their efforts in yesterday's final World Cup match against Japan, and warning our listeners against the dangers of the current heat wave.
Last Friday, the new jobs numbers set off a flood of comments from our listeners. As we evaluated what this meant for job-seekers across the country, guests, listeners and others reacted to our coverage and helped to create it. Below, follow how the story evolved, from our first on-air segment with Dan Gross to an emotional interview from a woman looking for work, to listeners compelled to give their own story.