In May of 2008, Senator Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with malignant glioma, a difficult type of brain cancer to treat. With The Takeaway to talk about Kennedy's condition are neurosurgeon Eugene Flam and Yale professor of medicine Sherwin Nuland.
The Kennedy family legacy also extends to Ireland. The Takeaway is joined by Irish politician and former Kennedy intern Mark Durkan. From outside the Kennedy house on Cape Cod, we also hear from Sean Corcoran, senior reporter for WCAI.
People from all over the world are remembering Ted Kennedy, who died this morning. The Takeaway is joined by former Senator Harris Wofford, who worked closely with Kennedy in the Senate, and Tricia Rose, Chair of Africana Studies at Brown University.
The Takeaway talks to Chris Lydon, Open Source radio creator and former NPR host, about his years of reporting on Senator Kennedy. We also hear from Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times, who is awaiting President Obama's address on Kennedy's death.
The Takeaway speaks with Kevin Cullen, columnist for the Boston Globe, about Senator Kennedy's place in Northern Ireland's politics and about what might have happened if Senator Kennedy had won the presidency in 1980.
The Takeaway talks with Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, and Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Greater Boston, about the impact of Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama's presidential bid during the campaign.
A panel studying the H1N1 virus presented a plausible scenario in which as many as 90,000 people could die of the flu this fall. To help understand this prediction, The Takeaway is joined by Richard Wenzel of Virginia Commonwealth University.