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Friday, October 18, 2013

Recent studies have found that daydreaming can have some very tangible benefits. (bruniewska/Shutterstock)

Krista Tippett on Millennials Losing Their Religion | Who Are the Millennials? | Jeh Johnson & The Future of Homeland Security | New Movie Releases: 'Carrie,' 'The Fifth Estate,' '12 Years A Slave' | The True Story of the Man Behind '12 Years A Slave' |  An Argument for Limiting Immigration For the Sake of Immigrants | Daydream Believer: The Tangible Benefits of Idle Thought

Live Chat: How are Religion & Faith Changing?

As part of our series "Young Nation Under God?," The Takeaway will host a live online chat today from 2-3 PM Eastern. The chat will focus on the changing role religion plays in American society, particularly for the millennial generation (ages 18-30). The live chat will be moderated our host John Hockenberry and Lisa Pearce, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina. Together John and Lisa will answer your questions and examine religion in America.

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Krista Tippett on Millennials Losing Their Religion

Although 1 in 4 millennials claim no religious affiliation, 84 percent of all Americans still identify with an organized religion. What is behind this change between the generations? And what does it mean for America's future? We get the answers from Krista Tippett, the host of On Being, a radio show that explores religion and spirituality in our daily life.

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Who Are the Millennials?

For the millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, technology has been the driving force behind the formation of identity. For millenials, commercial and digital fluency intersect to create a population that is both uniquely individual and globally connected. Marketing strategist Naz Riahi speaks with The Takeaway about her thoughts on who millennials really are, and how the brands we choose define the lives we live.

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Jeh Johnson & The Future of Homeland Security

This afternoon the president will likely nominate Jeh Johnson, a senior lawyer formerly with the Department of Defense, to lead the DHS. If confirmed, he will fill the seat of Janet Napolitano, who stepped down in August. Joining us to weigh in on the future of American security policies under a change of guard is Michael Schmidt, reporter for our partner The New York Times.

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'Carrie,' 'The Fifth Estate,' '12 Years A Slave'

The Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weighs in on this week’s big releases: The remake of “Carrie,” starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz; “12 Years a Slave,” the true story of a free black man trafficked into slavery during the mid-1800s; and “The Fifth Estate,” which looks at the rise of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

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The True Story of the Man Behind '12 Years A Slave'

Thanks to the new movie “12 Years a Slave,” many people around the world are learning for the first time about a man named Solomon Northup. A free-born African American man, Northup was kidnapped in 1841, trafficked to the south, and forced into slavery—eventually regaining his freedom in 1853. Renee Moore, founder of the annual Solomon Northup Day in Saratoga Springs, joins The Takeaway to shed light on the real Solomon Northup.

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An Argument for Limiting Immigration For the Sake of Immigrants

No country is immune from the complications that come with a large exodus or emigration across their boarders. Paul Collier looks at some of these complications in his new book, "Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century." Along the way, he argues that limiting immigration might be beneficial to the countries that welcome immigrants, the countries that lose their citizens to emigration, and to immigrants themselves.

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Daydream Believer: Examining the Tangible Benefits of Idle Thought

It's good for the kids!

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