Katherine Lanpher

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Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering the King of Pop

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Enigma of Michael Jackson

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.'

Global Politics

The 2012 Republican Curse?

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.

Conflict & Justice

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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.