Justice Ginsburg Speaks | U.S. & Russia Strike Deal to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons | Colorado Floods Continue to Ravage the State

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Justice Ginsburg Speaks: Women, Congress, Syria, The President & More | U.S. & Russia Strike Deal to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons | In Boston, Signs of the Homeless Get Colorful Makeovers | Colorado Floods Continue to Ravage the State

Justice Ginsburg on Women in Law, Intervention in Syria

In a candid and wide-ranging interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg describes her revolutionary work on women and the law, the President and Congress' role in war, and privacy versus technology. Justice Ginsburg talks at length about her career, her position as the second female justice on the nation's highest court and her start as a litigator and a strategic champion of women's rights.

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Transcript: Interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Here you'll find a transcript of The Takeaway's interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Host John Hockenberry interviewed Justice Ginsburg on September 12, 2013 at the Supreme Court Lawyers Lounge.

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U.S. & Russia Strike Deal to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

The U.S. and Russia have agreed on a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, requiring Syria to turn over a complete accounting of its weapons within a week. But there's still the potential for much to go wrong. With us to discuss this is Dr. Amr Al-Azm, Associate Professor Middle East History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University, and a member of the Syrian opposition.

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In Boston, Signs of the Homeless Get Colorful Makeovers

A new, provocative art project in Boston seeks to raise awareness of homelessness. Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama have started a program called “Signs for the Homeless,” which invites artists in Massachusetts to give the drab cardboard signs of the local homeless colorful makeovers. A Cambridge, MA street worker, Hope talks about a provocative art project that's trying to raise awareness of homelessness.  

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Colorado Floods Continue to Ravage the State

Colorado is now a state changed forever from ruthless floods as the mountains absorb torrential rains in 15 counties across the state. Larimer and Boulder Counties have so far been the hardest-hit. Joining The Takeaway for an update on the rescue efforts in the state is Kirk Mitchell, reporter for the Denver Post.

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Summers Withdraws from Race to Lead Federal Reserve

Larry Summers announced he was withdrawing his name from consideration to lead the Federal Reserve after weeks of heavy opposition by Republicans and three Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee. Charlie Herman, Business and economics editor for WNYC Radio, and Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent join The Takeaway to discuss who might be next in line.

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Introducing The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Bikes are taking over America. Major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco are launching public bike sharing systems for the first time, joining Boston, D.C. and Denver. Get out your pens and poetry quills and join our Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge. Today Adam Reilly, reporter for WGBH news; Alex Goldmark producer at WNYC with Transportation Nation; and Joy Diaz, reporter from KUT Austin Texas discuss the bike revolution.

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