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.
Those who loved Ted Kennedy are standing in line at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, where Kennedy lies in repose. The Takeaway talks with WCAI reporter Sean Corcoran and with Robert, who drove from Connecticut with his grandson Ryan.
Small businesses employ about half of all American workers but only 62 percent provide health insurance. The Takeaway speaks to small business owners John Costin, Dan Sherry, and ReShonda Young about how they want to see reform take shape.
Throughout his career, Senator Edward Kennedy fought hard to maintain bonds with his family's ancestral Ireland. The Takeaway is joined by Niall O'Dowd, founder and editor of Irish Voice newspaper and IrishCentral.Com.
Home price indexes, GDPs and jobless claim numbers are all coming in this week. The Takeaway speaks with Gus Faucher, director of macroeconomics at Moody's Economy.com, and Andrew Walker of the BBC to interpret these economic indicators.
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