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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GUINEA BISSAU - CIRCA 1990: Slave Trade Scene on 500 Pesos 1990 Banknote from Guinea Bissau (Georgios Kollidas/Shutterstock)

Federal Health Care Policy: Past, Present and Future | Diplomatic Rift Grows Between Saudi Arabia and U.S. | Iran: A Look at a Century | St. Louis Vs. Boston: A Tale of Two Cities | Caribbean Nations Sue Europe for Slavery Reparations | 1967: The Year that Changed College Football

Federal Health Care Policy: Past, Present and Future

Since 1965, the federal government has redesigned its health policy several times with varying degrees of success. Helen Levy, research associate professor of economics at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and former senior economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers, compares the ACA rollout to past, present and future federal overhauls.

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Rift Grows Between Saudi Arabia and U.S.

The easing of tensions with Iran, and a perceived lack of leadership on Syria, has some of America’s most important allies feeling alienated—namely Saudi Arabia. Caryle Murphy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of Its Twentysomethings," explains what's at stake in the growing diplomatic rift between these two old allies.

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Iran: A Look at a Century

U.S.- Iran relations might be on the brink of something big when it comes to matters of diplomacy, but a recent easing of tensions between Iran and the West doesn't undo a century of upheaval in the region. Historian James Buchan is the author of a new book entitled "Days of God: The Revolution of Iran and its Consequences," and he spoke with The Takeaway about the transformation of Iran in the past hundred years.

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St. Louis Vs. Boston: A Tale of Two Cities

When it comes to the 2013 World Series, it is really a tale of two cities—St. Louis and Boston. These team stories you may already know if you are a baseball fan, but as St. Louis and Boston gear up to face off in baseball's biggest event, The Takeaway looks past the game to compare the cities themselves. Our mission is to pit the two cities against each other in an effort to hear from passionate fans that are headed into the World Series.

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Caribbean Nations Sue Europe for Slavery Reparations

Fourteen Caribbean nations are asking the former colonial powers of Britain, France and the Netherlands to pay for the damage they inflicted through years of slavery and racism. Joining to weigh in on this issue is Staceyann Chin, a Jamaican-American writer and activist who lived in Jamaica until she was 24-years-old. Martyn Day is a senior partner at Leigh Day, the British law firm litigating on behalf of Caribbean countries. He joins the program to explain the legal aspects of the case.

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1967: The Year that Changed College Football

In the world of civil rights, 1967 was a historic year. Though slightly more modest, the college football field also made civil rights history in 1967. Samuel Freedman is the author of the new book “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights."

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