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Friday, November 08, 2013

A photo showing the strength of Typhoon Haiyan. (Philippine Red Cross Cebu Chapter/Twitter)

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | Sen. Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA | New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' | Restitution Process May be Long for Jewish Art Owners | One Woman's Quest to Recover Her Family's Artwork Stolen by the Nazis | The Places That Allow Us to Build and Dream

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines

One of the strongest storms every recorded on the planet, Super Typhoon Haiyan, smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, bringing winds of 195 mph and gusts of 235 mph—some of the highest speeds ever recorded in human history. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the storm is Aaron Aspi, Emergency Communications Officer for World Vision, a relief and development organization that works in countries around the world, including the Philippines.

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C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data

The New York Times has reported that AT&T is selling personal customer information to the C.I.A. for more than $10 million a year. There are no subpoenas or court orders involved. The reason? To assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in is Susan Crawford, a professor at Cardozo Law School and the author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age."

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Former Senator Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA

Yesterday the Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 64-32. If enacted, the Act would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But in the House of Representatives, ENDA is expected to meet greater opposition. Speaking to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, former Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman argues that his counterparts in the House should unite this bill.

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club'

A Marvel superhero, a young girl in Nazi Germany, and a Texan with HIV prove that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes as "Thor: The Dark World," "The Book Thief," and "Dallas Buyers Club" go head to head at the box office this week. The Takeaway's Movie Date Team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, walk us through these new releases.

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Jewish Art Owners Face Long Restitution Process

Calls have already been made for the German government to operate with more transparency as they move ahead to address claims of ownership over Nazi-confiscated pieces of art. And some, like Marianne Rosenberg, are calling for restitution. Joining The Takeaway to explain how the process is playing out in Germany is Dr. Imke Gielen, a Berlin-based lawyer specializing in restitution claims.

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One Woman's Quest to Recover Her Family's Artwork Stolen by the Nazis

A close friend of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, art dealer Paul Rosenberg once dominated Paris's art scene. Nazi forces confiscated much of Rosenberg's collection, at least 400 artworks worth millions of dollars. Marianne Rosenberg, Paul's granddaughter and Alexandre's son, continues her family's quest to recover their stolen art. This week, Marianne confirmed that one of her family's Matisse paintings was in the trove of Nazi-confiscated art recently discovered in Munich. 

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The Places That Allow Us to Build and Dream

"Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces" is a new book that explores the relationship between surroundings and creativity, contrasting intimate visits to artist studios with explorations of America’s landscapes. It features the images and thoughts of 115 artists active today, including Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Bill Viola, Marina Abramovic, and the great film and video artist Lorna Simpson, who joins us today, along with the editor and interviewer of “Art Studio America,” Hossein Amirsadeghi.

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