Katherine Lanpher

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Global Politics

Is Michigan the New Cuba?

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.

Sports

In the Game: Vick, PGA

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mad About 'Mad Men'

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.

Environment

Hyundai Cashes in with the Clunkers Program

'Cash for Clunkers' allows Americans to trade in cars with bad gas mileage for money towards fuel efficient cars. The Takeaway talks to Oklahoma City resident Mary Dubois, Los Angeles Times auto critic Dan Neil, and Hyundai factory worker Rick Halstead.

Real-life Sopranos: NJ's International Conspiracy

A 10-year federal probe uncovered an international conspiracy involving money laundering, corruption of local and state governments and synagogues in New Jersey. Joining The Takeaway is Bob Ingle, Trenton bureau chief for Gannet news service.

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