Alaska Governor Sarah Palin officially hands over power to Sean Parnell on Sunday. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Palin's legacy and forthcoming autobiography are Alaska Public Radio reporter Libby Casey and former Sentinal editor Bernadette Malone.
'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.
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.
The Takeaway talks to A. O. Scott, film critic for The New York Times, and Wesley Morris, film critic for the Boston Globe, about the anti-blockbuster movies of the summer: the British film ?In the Loop' and ?A Woman in Berlin.'
African American scholar Henry Louis Gates was arrested for breaking into his own home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To find out how this story is playing locally, The Takeaway turns to Joe Sciacca of the Boston Herald and commentator Callie Crossley.
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Steven Chu is reaching out to developing nations to negotiate on climate change. Chu joins The Takeaway's Katherine Lanpher to talk about the task of creating progress in the fight against global warming.
Over the last two weeks, Iran's internet has been slowed, hacked, and shut down completely. How did the Iranians set up such a deliberate firewall? Joining The Takeaway to tell us how is Rafal Rohozinski, Principal Investigator with OpenNet Initiative.
Farrah Fawcett died after a long fight with cancer, and she will be remembered for a haircut that inspired generations of 'dos. Joining The Takeaway is April Barton, celebrity hairstylist and owner of the salon in New York's Chelsea Hotel.
Joining The Takeaway are two people who went to places associated with Michael Jackson in their cities. Terrance McKnight, WNYC's Music Host, went to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, while Amanda Le Claire, producer at WDET in Detroit, headed to Motown.
Michael Jackson died yesterday at the age of 50. Joining us in remembering him are Chuck D, member of the hip hop group Public Enemy, Brian Raftery, Contributing Writer for SPIN Magazine, and Farai Chideya, journalist and friend of The Takeaway.
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