The Takeaway: Novelist J.G. Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun died over the weekend. His style was so distinctive that there's now an adjective, 'ballardian' that describes his dystopian, bleak style.
To take a look at how the new residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might interact with D.C.'s black community we are joined by Patrik Henry Bass, author of 'Like a Mighty Stream: The March on Washington, August 28, 1963.'
Sri Lanka marks its 61st Independence Day today, but the celebrations have been muted by ongoing skirmishes between the government and separatists. For more we are joined by Somini Sengupta, the South Asia bureau chief for the New York Times.
The Takeaway's Andrea Bernstein and Les Sterman, executive director of East-West Gateway Council of Governments, a regional transportation organization based in St. Louis, talk about the stimulus plan and the public transportation crisis.
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