When the call went out in Flint, Michigan, for volunteers to help deliver bottled water, Islamic Relief USA answered. The aid group has had experience working with vulnerable populations — including refugees in Greece.
You've probably never heard of featherbowling, even if you're from Belgium, the country where the now-obscure sport originated. But in Detroit, a league of die-hard featherbowlers keeps the tradition alive.
It may seem ghoulish — pumping people full of cold saltwater to chill them down when they receive severe injuries — but the technique has had stunning success in animal trials and is now moving into its first human tests. The aim is to buy time to treat wounds.
What do the autoworkers make of Obama's recently unveiled plan for the auto industry? The Takeaway is joined by Will Marcum and Terry Harden, longtime UAW workers in GM's assembly plant in Pontiac, Michigan.
Joining us to talk about these penalties and the rise of debtors' prisons is Stephen Bright. He's the president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights. He also teaches at Yale and Georgetown Law School .
Lisa Jackson, the new Administrator of the EPA, joins The Takeaway to explain the Agency's plans. Also joining the conversation is Congressman Fred Upton, a Republican Congressman from Michigan, with his opposition to the bill.
With GM likely to declare bankruptcy on June 1st, autoworkers are gearing up for another round of bad news. How are the workers bracing themselves? The Takeaway talks to Will Marcum, who works on full-sized trucks for GM in Pontiac, Michigan.
The Obama administration has been negotiating with the leaders of Chrysler, Fiat and the United Auto Workers to find a way to salvage Chrysler. Two UAW members who will be heading out to vote on the plan today and are stopping by The Takeaway first.
The Veterans Administration uses electronic medical records to improve care and cut costs. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this system is Phillip Longman, author and New America Foundation fellow, and Peter Ubel, physician and behavioral scientist.
President Obama met with a group of U.S. governors, including Michigan Democratic Jennifer Granholm, to talk about health care reform. Governor Granholm joins The Takeaway to talk about the meeting and about the most pressing concerns in her state.
To discuss President Obama's upcoming press conference, The Takeaway is joined by the Washington Examiner's Julie Mason, physician and behaviorial scientist Peter Ubel, veteran Kristen Rouse, and visual display artist Akin Mckenzie.