Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks, FEMA Flood Maps Have Big Consequences

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Bumpy Road? Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks | Special Senate Elections in New Jersey and Massachusetts | FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey | John Hodgman on the End of the World | Happy Juneteeth! | An Inside Look Into the Largest Solar Boat Ever Built

A Bumpy Road? Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks

In Afghanistan, peace talks with the Taliban have already broken down. We explore the idea of talking to your enemy and whether the Afghan government should engage in talks with the T...

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Special Senate Elections in New Jersey and Massachusetts

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg's death, and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s move to Secretary of State, left two major vacancies in the Senate. Both states are looking to fill those...

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Drought in New Mexico Town Leaves a Village Without Water

Magdaelna, a village in Socorro County New Mexico has a small population of around 1000 people. This month, the town ran out of water. Residents only had 24 hours of notice before the...

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FEMA Releases New Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey

FEMA has released new maps that have greatly reduced the number of homes located in the highest-risk zones, and a great number of homeowners once concerned about what to do with their...

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An Inside Look at The Largest Solar Boat Ever Built

While it was docked in New York City, The Takwaway visited the largest solar boat ever built—the MS Turanor PlanetSolar. On today's show we're joined by the vessel's captain, Mr. Gera...

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John Hodgman on the End of the World

Humorist, writer, and Daily Show "resident expert" John Hodgman has been thinking about the end of the world, and joking about it for the past year on stages across America. His new s...

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