More than 30 Chinese immigrants in New York say they have been the victims of a Chinese robocall scam. A local councilor suspects the number is much higher. The NYPD estimates $3 million has been stolen since December.
We've been asking you how you would like to see the money in the stimulus bill spent, and you've come up with some great suggestions. Takeaway Correspondent Andrea Bernstein will tell some of our listeners if their stimulus dreams will come true.
It's Monday, which means it is time to take a look at the week ahead. We talk with James Surowiecki, The Balance Sheet writer for The New Yorker, and Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times.
Some doctors are using ?micropractices' to shrink costs while boosting quality of care. Joining The Takeaway is John Wasson, geriatrician and professor at Dartmouth Medical School, and Moitri Savard, a physician with a micropractice in Queens, NY.
This week we're checking in the people who have been, in many ways, the backbone of the show. From the plummeting economy to the Presidential election, we're returning to those who gave these big national headlines a very real and personal voice.
An outbreak of swine flu that started in Mexico appears poised to spread across the globe, with confirmed cases in California, Texas, Ohio and New York. The possibility of a pandemic is causing worldwide concern.
Keith Bradsher, Hong Kong bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us with a look at the global response. Also joining the discussion is Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health Council on Foreign Relations.
President Obama proposed sweeping changes to the country's financial system. For one view on whether these changes actually address the root of the financial crisis, The Takeaway turns to Eliot Spitzer, former Attorney General and Governor of New York.
The Takeaway welcomes a group of citizens and doctors to discuss health care reform: physician and behavioral scientist Peter Ubel, family practitioner Moitri Savard, self-insured Atlanta resident Precious Lowe, and Cape Cod innkeeper Noreen Thompsen.
The situation of South Carolina Governor Sanford, admitted adulterer, is not unique. New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins The Takeaway for an historical tour of the worst governors and their best antics.