This year a late blight is devastating tomato crops across the Northeast. For a look at what's behind this blight and what to substitute for tomatoes, The Takeaway is joined by chef Dan Barber and New York Times food writer Melissa Clark.
Many large chain retail stores reported their earnings for the second quarter. While the numbers are down, they are beating analysts' expectations. Helping The Takeaway decipher the results is New York Times business reporter Stephanie Rosenbloom.
A series of truck bombs and other attacks have shaken central Baghdad. Authorities estimate at least 75 people have been killed and over 300 injured. New York Times correspondent Sam Dagher and the BBC's Natalia Antelava join The Takeaway with details.
BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet speaks with The Takeaway from Kabul, where Afghans are bracing for violence in the days leading up to the country's second presidential election since the overthrow of the Taliban.
The truth about health care reform has been muddled with a lot of buzzwords, misnomers and outright fabrication. Art Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center of Bio-Ethics, joins The Takeaway to translate the debate into plain-speak.
Amidst continued security problems, Afghanistan is preparing for Thursday's presidential election. Joining The Takeaway is Glenn Cowan, an international election observer for Democracy International, and Martin Patience of the BBC.
Older members of society are the biggest consumers of medical care, and they have been vocal participants in the health care reform debate. The Takeaway talks to 77-year old Trevor Hughes, who says the government should ?butt out' of the health care.
President Obama is facing criticism from his own party because he might abandon a public option in the health care bill. Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean joins The Takeaway with his reasons for why the president should stand his ground.