The Takeaway is a weekday news program that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. Award-winning host John Hockenberry invites listeners to learn more and become part of the American conversation both on-air and online.

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Coming up on today's show: Today is the last day of Senate confirmation hearings for before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us from the Capitol to recap yesterday's hearings and to explain what to expect from...

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John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry has returned to his roots in public radio — where he was one of the medium's original innovators — after 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal.