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.
Much has been made of the microblog Twitter and its influence on the ongoing protests in Iran. Nicholas Thompson is the senior editor at Wired, and he joins The Takeaway with his thoughts on whether the revolution will be tweeted.
Economic indicators show that the economy will see an upturn in the coming months, but Justin Fox, Editor-at-Large for TIME magazine, isn't too excited about the numbers. He joins The Takeaway to explain why.
To help The Takeaway analyze the Iranian protests is Columbia University professor of Iranian Studies Hamid Dabashi . Also joining the discussion is Ali, an engineer in Tehran and a supporter of opposition candidate Mir Hussein Mousavi.
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