Amy Holmes

Amy Holmes

Recent Stories

Bomb Blasts in Baghdad

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.

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.

Global Politics

Translating the Health Care Debate

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.

Global Politics

Monitoring Afghan Elections

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.

Global Politics

The Elderly on Health Care Reform

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.

Conflict & Justice

Howard Dean's Second Opinion

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.

Conflict & Justice

The Supreme Court Steps In

Many American inmates write to the Supreme Court begging for intercession on their cases. While the justices usually ignore these pleas, they intervened in the death row case of Troy Davis. Adam Liptak of The New York Times joins The Takeaway with more.