Financial markets took a hit yesterday after jobless claims rose to their highest level since last November. This increase is feeding concern that the economy is starting to slow down again. Louise Story joins us.
President Obama arrives at Martha's Vineyard next Sunday for a week-long vacation with his family. Eric Leuning, correspondent for WGBH-service WCAI, talks with The Takeaway about how the Obamas will be spending their vacation.
Studies show that children who are pushed hard in sports can develop negative personality traits. The Takeaway talks to Kate Dailey, writer for Newsweek's ?Human Condition' blog, author Mark Hyman, and Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.
President Obama gave signs that the public option may not be an absolute deal breaker. The Takeaway talks to Julie Mason, White House reporter for the Washington Examiner, and Michael Pramenko, a family physician in Grand Junction.
Though the recession may be easing, both schools and parents are still feeling the financial squeeze. With The Takeaway to talk about the retail market is The New York Times' Louise Story and Salon.com's Mary Elizabeth Williams.
Included in this week's agenda are President Obama's public health care option, Senator Jim Webb's diplomatic trip to Myanmar, and Afghanistan's presidential election. The Takeaway is joined by The Nation's Chris Hayes and The BBC's Rob Watson.
Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins The Takeaway to discuss Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's new world record in the 100m dash and South Korean Y. E. Yang's victory over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.
Political satire is dominating the airwaves on Afghan television. Jahid Mohseni, CEO of TOLO TV and producer of the satirical news show ?Danger Bell,' tells The Takeaway how entertainment shows are driving political discourse this year.
AMC is kicking off the third season of its runaway hit, Mad Men. The Takeaway is joined by Eric Deggans, media critic for the St. Petersburg Times, and Cindy Gallop, advertising consultant and former chairperson of the advertising agency BBH.
Ford, the number two automaker in the United States is enjoying a surge in sales, thanks to the federal government's ?Cash for Clunkers' program. The company's chief sales analyst, George Pipas, talks with The Takeaway about Ford's prospects