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Friday, January 10, 2014

Iraqi children stand in an alley in the old part of the capital Baghdad on December 13, 2013. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty)

How Does Christie's Scandal Stack Up in NJ Politics? | What to Expect from Janet Yellen | Who is to Blame for the Fall of Fallujah? | Amiri Baraka Dead at 79 | 2014's Epic Superhero Movies | The Challenges of Depicting War on Film | Meeting the Standard: Tech & the Developing World

How Does Christie's Scandal Stack Up in NJ Politics?

In the annals of Jersey political history, in the myths and stories explored so well by the likes of Tony Soprano and Nucky Thompson,  how does the Chris Christie Administration compare? "I am embarrassed and humiliated," Governor Christie told reporters on Thursday. The 108 minute press conference was just the start of the Governor's apology tour. Congressman Rush Holt, a Democrat representing New Jersey's twelfth Congressional district, puts Christie's latest scandal into perspective.

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Meeting the Standard: Tech & the Developing World

The challenges of helping large segments of the rural and undeveloped world are extremely complex. Joining The Takeaway in our fourth and final installment of our "Meeting the Standard" series are two women who know a thing a think or two about the conscience of engineering on a global scale. Heather Fleming is the CEO of Catapult Design, a product strategy firm designing tools for disadvantaged communities, and Noha El-Ghobashy is the Managing Director for Engineering Workforce & Global Development at ASME.

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The Challenges of Depicting War on Film

One of the biggest challenges in American cinema has been bringing the stories of war to the civilian big screen. "Lone Survivor" is a new film by director Peter Berg  that attempts to bring the story of a mission gone wrong in Afghanistan to a civilian audience. Donna Axelson's son, Matt, was one of the SEAL team members killed in the mission. She discusses what it was like to see her son portrayed on film and shares her thoughts on how and why filmmakers should attempt to bring the realities of war to a civilian screen. 

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Today's Highlights | January 10, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: Janet Yellen was confirmed as the new Chair of the Federal Reserve just a week ago, becoming the first woman to hold the post....Who is to blame for the fall of Fallujah and the continuing violence and instability in Iraq?...Amiri Baraka, the fiery poet and playwright, died yesterday at the age of 79...

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