Amy Holmes

Amy Holmes

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Arts, Culture & Media

You Say Tomato; We Say Plum...

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.

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.

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.