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.
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.
John Ensign and Mark Sanford, both thought to be 2012 presidential hopefuls, are the latest Republican casualties of controversy. Joining The Takeaway are Grover Norquist and Ron Kaufman, two prominent advisers and strategists in the Republican Party.
The Supreme Court ruled that post-conviction DNA testing is not a constitutional right for convicted criminals. Joining The Takeaway is attorney Nina Morrison of the Innocence Project, who has been working on the appeals case that prompted this ruling.
Just in time for Father's Day, The Takeaway talks to author and blogger Jeremy Adam Smith, who recognizes the changing role of dads. Also joining the conversation is one very important dad, Don Lanpher, father of our very own Katherine.
The BBC's Jonathan Marcus joins The Takeaway to talk about the fairness of Iran's presidential election. To explain how to analyze an election's honesty, we turn to Democracy International's Eric Bjornlund, who has monitored elections all over the world.
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