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Friday, September 06, 2013

Supporters of U.S. military intervention in Syria. Kafr Nabl, Syiria, September 6, 2013 (Rami al-Lolah/Twitter)

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill | N.C. Rep. Walter Jones & His Constituents Don't Support U.S. Action in Syria | The Takeaway Answers Listener Questions on U.S Intervention in Syria | August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent | New Movie Releases of The Week: Riddick, Salinger, The Ultimate Life | Snowden Strikes Again With New Leaks | America: War Weary & Wary of Syria

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill

Instead of economic issues, the G-20 Summit may attract more attention for the tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Syria, Snowden, and LGBT human rights. Kimberly Marten, a professor of political science at Columbia University’s Barnard College, joins The Takeaway to discuss what President Obama will be able to accomplish at the summit.

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N.C. Rep. Walter Jones & His Constituents Don't Support U.S. Action in Syria

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has come out against U.S. intervention in Syria, and he says that calls to his office are overwhelmingly against an American military intervention. Jones voted in support of military intervention in Iraq, which he now regrets. He joins us to discuss why his feelings changed on Iraq, and what that means for Syria.

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The Takeaway Answers Listener Questions on U.S Intervention in Syria

The Senate and the House directed their concerns and inquiries to Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Takeaway listeners left us with dozens of thoughtful questions to be considered before a decision is made on Syria. Our host John Hockenberry looks to the hearings to bring answers to you here.

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August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, which shows the economy added 169,000 jobs last month. In addition to adding jobs, the unemployment rate dipped, though only to 7.3 percent. WNYC's Business and Economic Editor, Charlie Herman, joins The Takeaway to explain what these numbers mean and how the Fed might react.

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New Movie Releases of The Week: Riddick, Salinger, The Ultimate Life

This week there are three releases on the chopping block. The first is "Riddick," the latest in the multi-part sci-fi action franchise. There’s also the documentary “Salinger,” which promises to divulge some secrets about writer J.D. Salinger. Finally, Michael Landon Jr. follows in his father’s footsteps with an inspirational film called “The Ultimate Life.” Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in.

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Snowden Strikes Again With New Leaks

According to our partner The New York Times, the N.S.A. has bypassed or simply cracked much of the digital encryption used by businesses and regular Americans by building powerful supercomputers to break encryption codes, among other things. Scott Shane, national security correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explains Snowden's latest leak.

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America: War Weary & Wary of Syria

President Barack Obama has invited a national debate over American intervention in Syria. To get a sense of how Americans across the nation feel, The Takeaway welcomes three guests for a roundtable discussion: Ben Philpott, host of Agenda Texas for KUT in Austin; Craig Fahle, host of The Craig Fahle Show on WDET in Detroit; and Ben Allen, a reporter for KOSU Radio in Oklahoma City.

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