The NEW Takeaway: Pushing Back Against Trump, Autism and Prodigies, Movie Reviews

The Takeaway

Welcome to the NEW Takeaway website! Our new online home was built with you in mind. It’s a completely portable place designed for you to listen and share. It’s a new space for you to carry the conversation forward, and not simply during the time when our show is on the air in the old fashioned radio way.

We are a place and a community, and we hope you can join us. Here's what we're discussing today:

  • Three uncertain voters—from Bernie supporters who are ambivalent about Hillary, to Republicans unsure about the future of the GOP—weigh in on the 2016 presidential election.
  • Ryan Williams, a Republican strategist and former spokesman for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, reflects on the growing chorus of conservative voices who say they won’t vote for Donald Trump.
  • Takeaway film contributor and Newsday critic Rafer Guzman reviews this week’s new releases, including Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Zootopia.
  • This weekend students around the country will sit for the SAT test, which has been revised for the first time in a decade. The Takeaway caught up with a couple students on a break from studying at a Brooklyn high school to find out how they're preparing for the new exam.
  • Joanne Ruthsatz and Kimberly Stephens, co-authors and mother-daughter duo behind the new book The Prodigy's Cousin, discuss the link between autism and greatness.
  • George Packer, author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America and staff writer at The New Yorker, weighs in on the shifting American electorate.