President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, are in the final phases of their campaign. Voters across the country are not just choosing a president though, they're electing Senators and school board members and weighing in on constitutional issues as well.
In the U.S. 8,000 African American babies die in their first year of life. State groups are stepping in to try to change that tragic statistic. Joining The Takeaway are Dr. Philip Farrell and Dr. Tina Mason, both of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Congressman Steven Kagan has refused to be insured until there is affordable health care for all Americans. The former practicing physician joins The Takeaway to discuss his vision for better health care.
Scientists may have discovered the key to eternal youth: starving. A new report says that strict adherence to an extremely low-calorie diet can extend length of life. Guest: Ricki Colman, associate scientist at the University of Wisconsin.
The census requires counting prisoners in the place where they are incarcerated, not where they originally lived. Here to tell us why that's a problem is Peter Wagner, executive director of the Prison Policy Initiative.
This week we learn why in Madison, Wisconsin a working class hero is something to be. We also see how a Long Island woman topped our bad week list when she attempted to pull a fast one on the highway patrol.
When Pope Benedict XVI was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he did not defrock a priest who allegedly molested as many as 200 deaf boys over the course of decades, according to records obtained by The New York Times.
Rep. David Obey, an influential democrat in the House of Representatives, announced he would not seek reelection at the end of his term in November. Obey, the third-most senior member of the house, served in Congress for more than four decades.
Over the past three years, the popularity of unpasteurized, or raw, milk has grown across the country. Advocates say heat-treating milk destroys enzymes and nutrients, while detractors say it's necessary to keep people from getting sick.
In response to reduced demand, Philip Morris abruptly cancelled the contracts of many tobacco farmers early this spring. We talk to a Kentucky farmer and a representative from the Center for Tobacco Grower Research at the University of Tennessee.