'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.
The Dow posted its highest closing since last November, and the minimum wage goes up from $6.25 to $7.25. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this is University of Maryland business professor Peter Morici and New York Times reporter Jason DeParle.
The Obama administration accused Iranian President Ahmadinejad of trying to blame the U.S. for his country's recent unrest. Joining The Takeaway is Riz Khan of Al Jazeera English to talk about what we can expect to see in Iran this weekend.
When news broke of Michael Jackson's death, people around his hometown of Gary, Indiana, made their way to his childhood home. Chicago Public Radio reporter Michael Puente was in Gary last night, and is on The Takeaway to talk about the scene there.
What will Michael Jackson be remembered for: his work as a musical artist or his latter-day weirdness? Joining The Takeaway to discuss Jackson's legacy is Bill Wyman, former arts editor for Salon and writer for the blog ?Hitsville.'
The top political body in Iran, the Guardian Council, says the June 12th presidential election was the fairest ever held in the country. Sadeq Saba, the BBC's Iranian Affairs analyst, joins The Takeaway from London.