Amy Holmes

Amy Holmes

Recent Stories

Global Politics

Assessing the Afghanistan Election

The Takeaway is looking at how Afghanistan's election results are playing out in the region and beyond. We are joined by special advisor Sarah Chayes, Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa, and GlobalPost editor Charlie Sennott.

Global Politics

Swiss Banks: Not So Secret Anymore

The Swiss bank UBS has agreed to release to the I.R.S. the names of 4,500 account holders suspected of hiding billions of taxable U.S. dollars. The Takeaway speaks with Louise Story, finance reporter for the New York Times.

Conflict & Justice

DNA Swapping May Cloud Evidence

Scientists in Israel how found a process to fabricate DNA. The Takeaway talks to Timothy Bestor, professor of genetics and development at Columbia University, and Tania Simoncelli, a science advisor at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Arts, Culture & Media

Reflecting on Robert Novak

Washington reporter, columnist and political pundit Robert Novak died after losing a battle to brain cancer. Joining The Takeaway to discuss Novak's career and legacy is Michael Calderone of Politico and Albert Hunt of Bloomberg News.


Favre: The Mighty Vike

The Minnesota Vikings' new quarterback is an old enemy: former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Favre's latest career move is sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin and two Favre fans: Rick Stratton and Mike Rice.

Arts, Culture & Media

Powerful Women Roundtable

In honor of Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women, The Takeaway put together a roundtable to discuss what it means to be a powerful woman and who should be topping the list. Our guests: Anna Deavere Smith, Faye Wattleton, and Carol Jenkins.