The Takeaway talks with Zeke Vanderhoek, the founder of the charter school The Equity Project, and Joe Williams, Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform, to discuss whether paying teachers a higher salary would improve public schools.
It's estimated that China accounts for 9.3 percent of the world's oil use, but Beijing does not release any actual data on consumption. Paul Ting, veteran oil analyst, joins The Takeaway to explain his detective work.
Joining The Takeaway to decipher what Obama's body language means is Karen Studd, a teacher of movement analysis at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies and an Associate Professor of Dance at George Mason University.
Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tvangirai is in Washington to meet with President Obama. The BBC's Mike Thomson just returned from a trip to the country and joins The Takeaway to talk about Zimbabwe's troubles and the orphans who suffer the price.
White supremacist James von Brunn shot and fatally wounded a security guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Jack Levin, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, joins The Takeaway to talk about the shooting and trends in hate crimes.
White supremacist James von Brunn shot and fatally wounded a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Joining The Takeaway is Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, a group that tracks attacks by hate groups.
In Denver, Colorado, a group of urban planners and architects gather to debate urban design. Joining The Takeaway is Ellen Dunham, author and Director of the Architecture program at Georgia Institute of Technology.
With Iran's economy in serious trouble, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing a tough reelection challenge from Mir Hossein Mousavi. Joining The Takeaway to take a look at the election are author Afshin Molavi and Radman Rabii, a Mousavi supporter.
Continuing our series on the New Urbanism, Matt Dellinger joins The Takeaway to talk about the city's light rail project and the attempt to design and define new communities.
The latest summer blockbuster, which remakes its 1974 predecessor, features a train in a starring role. The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott offers The Takeaway his thoughts on the 2009 version of ?The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.'