Happy Thanksgiving From The Takeaway!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013


This Thanksgiving The Takeaway brings you some great conversations from the last year and an hour of pioneering female voices.

First, a conversation between Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and our host John Hockenberry offers an insight into the incredible career of Justice Ginsburg.

Next you will hear from Robin Steinberg, founder and director of The Bronx Defenders, which assists criminal defendants with no other access to lawyers.

"Orange Is The New Black" star Laverne Cox will join us to talk about her role on the breakout success show about a women’s prison and how that ties into her own transgender identity.

Have you ever had difficulty balancing work and family life? We at The Takeaway certainly have, and we sat down with Anne Desjardins, a single working mother of three who sheds some light on managing careers and kids.

Seinfeld star Julia Louis Dreyfus talks with John Hockenberry about her role as Vice President Selina Meyer on the popular TV show "Veep."

Finally, a woman caring for a spouse on the verge of death reflects on the final stages of life. Peggy Battin talked to us about supporting a dying loved one and her advocacy for a patients’ right to end their own lives.

As always, we here at The Takeaway are so thankful for you—our listeners—and wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving day.

Comments [2]


It was an honor to hear directly from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The whole interview was great. Most impressive is her soft voice. Such a lesson in "measure" for all the forcefully loud, noisy, over-talking, insistent voiced people. She is a treasure! Long may she be on our Supreme Court.

Nov. 29 2013 10:46 AM
Susan Kernes from Seattle, WA

My mother, Freda Kernes a former communist and a Jew, recently died at 93 while in the loving care of our hospice chapter. Freda is my hero. Her kindness and tenacity while supporting my father during the McCarthy era blacklist is a proud reminder for me that one needn't be nasty to be a warrior. She was a champion for human rights and equality, the ultimate protector of her children and community. As the FBI harassed my father by visiting his employers to ask, "Did he tell you he was a communist," forcing him to constantly seek job after job after job, Freda not only stood by him, she was the glue who held our family together. She showed me that having the courage of one's convictions, speaking truth to power, and standing up for people less powerful than her, engendered the love and admiration of her family and friends. When she died, people who knew her universally cited her grace and wisdom. Freda is a shining light in the pantheon of strong, capable women who changed her daughter's life by sharing her life as an example to follow.

Nov. 28 2013 09:38 AM

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