Will Ted Kennedy's Senate seat be filled by another Kennedy? Both Joe, Robert Kennedy's son, and Vicki, Ted's wife, have been mentioned as possible successors. For more, The Takeaway talks to Boston journalist Christopher Lydon.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke had an explosive meeting the day after last week's presidential election. The Takeaway speaks with Rob Watson, defense and security correspondent for the BBC, for the latest news from Kabul.
Today on The Takeaway, we speak to the outgoing restaurant critic for The New York Times, Frank Bruni. He's coming out with a book about his lifelong struggle with bulimia called ?Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater.'
California's budget is still in terrible shape, so the cash-strapped state is having a garage sale. Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the California Department of General Services, tells The Takeaway what's for sale.
Massachusetts is being pressured to pass a bill that would give Governor Patrick the authority to name a temporary replacement for Senator Kennedy. Timothy Murray, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, tells The Takeaway about the bill's progress.
The Takeaway speaks to three Americans living abroad about the health care systems in other countries: Christina Geyer in Bavaria, Germany; Lynne Udalov in Moscow, Russia; and Amanda Graham in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Police in California have been searching a house where a woman was apparently held prisoner for 18 years after being abducted as an 11-year-old. Joining The Takeaway with details on this extraordinary case is former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt.
The Takeaway talks with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Class of 1955. Kennedy helped him get his first job when businesses weren't hiring blacks.
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