Though the recession may be easing, both schools and parents are still feeling the financial squeeze. With The Takeaway to talk about the retail market is The New York Times' Louise Story and Salon.com's Mary Elizabeth Williams.
Included in this week's agenda are President Obama's public health care option, Senator Jim Webb's diplomatic trip to Myanmar, and Afghanistan's presidential election. The Takeaway is joined by The Nation's Chris Hayes and The BBC's Rob Watson.
Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins The Takeaway to discuss Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's new world record in the 100m dash and South Korean Y. E. Yang's victory over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.
Citigroup is arguing that its energy trader deserves $100 million. Takeaway finance expert Alvin Hall looks at the bank's argument, and we also speak to small business owner Matt Spaulding and clerical worker Judy Coughlin about their opinions.
What does Eunice Kennedy Shriver death means for one of the greatest political dynasties in the history of the United States? Political columnist Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe joins The Takeaway with a look at who might inherit the Kennedy crown.
Secretary of State Clinton ends her trip across Africa with a stop in the nation of Cape Verde. Jendayi Frazer, former assistant secretary of state for Africa under the Bush administration, helps The Takeaway assess the significance of Clinton's trip.
For many musicians, Les Paul 's name is synonymous with electric guitars and modern studio techniques. The Takeaway talk to Nels Cline, lead guitarist for the band Wilco about the impact Paul has on his music.
The 229 detainees still housed at Guant-namo Bay may be moved to a maximum security prison in Standish, Michigan. The Takeaway speaks to Detroit Free Press reporter Kathleen Gray and to the mayor of Standish, Kevin King.
After serving a two year prison sentence, Michael Vick will return to professional football with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin forecasts how the former quarterback will fare in his new job.
AMC is kicking off the third season of its runaway hit, Mad Men. The Takeaway is joined by Eric Deggans, media critic for the St. Petersburg Times, and Cindy Gallop, advertising consultant and former chairperson of the advertising agency BBH.