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.
The 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress, which asked eighth graders questions on music and visual art, revealed low scores. Joining The Takeaway is Richard Kessler of the Center for Arts Education and New Jersey art teacher Emily Downs.
Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses health care reform with Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. The Takeaway also hears from Rutgers professor Louise Russell, whose research challenges the idea that preventive medicine lowers medical costs.
Despite Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei assurance that Iran's presidential election was fair, protests continued. Joining The Takeaway for an overview is Hamid Dabashi, author and professor of Iranian Studies at Columbia University.
For almost a week now, the protests in Iran have topped the news headlines. Tony Karon, Senior Editor at Time.com, joins The Takeaway with four different scenarios that could resolve the crisis in Iran.
As protests continue, our partners at the BBC continue to receive emails direct from Iran. Joining The Takeaway is the BBC's Siavash Ardalan, a presenter with an international talk show program at the BBC's Persian TV in London.
150 years after the Civil War, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to apologize for the nation's history of slavery. For his thoughts on who this resolution really helps, The Takeaway turns to David Wall Rice, professor of psychology at Morehouse College.
President Obama's stance on the Iranian election has riled some Republicans who want to show solidarity with Moussavi supporters. The Takeaway is joined by Indiana Congressman Mike Pence and Hamid Dabashi, author and Columbia University professor.
The Takeaway is joined by the Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi to discuss Tehran's ?Day of Mourning,' called for by opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, to memorialize those killed by government forces in earlier protests.
NASA's hopes of sending astronauts back to the moon by 2020 are delayed because of budget concerns. The Takeaway is joined by Miles O'Brien, science and aviation reporter, for more on the future of space travel.