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Friday, September 27, 2013

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U.N. Panel: Humans to Blame for Climate Change | United Nations Reaches Landmark Deal on Syria | After 35 Year Diplomatic Hiatus, U.S. & Iran Begin Talks | Movie Date Reviews of The Week | Navigators Prepare for Opening of Healthcare Exchanges | Bike Haiku Challenge Winners Announced

U.N. Panel: Humans to Blame for Climate Change

A new report written by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that climate change is not only real but that it is primarily—if not entirely—caused by humans. Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment Correspondent for the National Journal, and Raymond Schmitt, a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, worked on a previous IPCC Assessment Report and join The Takeaway to discuss the latest findings.

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United Nations Reaches Landmark Deal on Syria

The Syrian conflict has raged on for the last two years, and now it seems to be entering a new phase. Yesterday the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council agreed to a resolution that requires Syria to give up its chemical weapons. With us to explain the way forward for Syria and the U.N. is Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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After 35 Year Diplomatic Hiatus, United States and Iran Begin Talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared at the Asia Society in Manhattan last night, and Takeaway Host John Hockenberry was on-site to witness Rouhani's speech and even a surprise appearance. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived fresh from his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry—the first substantive high level meeting between the two countries since 1979. Geneive Abdo, fellow with the Middle East program at The Stimson Center and non-resident fellow at The Brookings Institution, explains the diplomatic path being forged by Iran.

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Movie Reviews of The Week: 'Don Jon,' 'Baggage Claim,' 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: It's movie day at The Takeaway. This week, the Movie Date team previews three major releases. As always, our Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, are here to weigh in. Rafer, is film critic for Newsday. And Kristen is culture producer for The Takeaway.

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Navigators Prepare for Opening of Healthcare Exchanges

To begin understanding how the new Affordable Care Act online healthcare exchanges work, many American’s are going to need help. That job falls to the federally funded navigators and counselors who have been trained to answer questions and can help individuals enroll once the exchanges open. Florida navigator Maria Velasco-Fontaine and Chicago organizer Jillian Phillips discuss how each state is working to educate the public about the Affordable Care Act's healthcare exchanges, which open nationwide on Oct 1.

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Bike Challenge Winners Announced

After almost 1,200 submissions for the Bike Haiku Challenge, The Takeaway has selected 10 winners. There were tons of beautiful, funny and interesting poems entered by people from all walks of life. The entries show that those in rural towns and big cities, men and women, the young and old love their bicycles, the experience of cycling, and of course, haikus. It was a difficult process for our judges. Here you'll find our 10 winners who will each receive a Takeaway bike helmet.

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