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The Takeaway is a daily national news program focused on you — what you know and what you share helps to shape our daily discussion. Hosted by John Hockenberry, you can hear us weekdays across America (check out our station map below). The Takeaway is driven by America's national conversation — if a conversation connects or you have a valuable perspective, we want you to share your experience. These contributions help us deliver fresh insights and analysis on the day’s news.

  • What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

    Aug 31, 2012
    Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such...
  • A Beginner's Guide to Goalball

    Aug 31, 2012
    Goalball, for blind and visually impaired athletes, is played three on three. The sport was invented in 1946 for blind veterans returning from WWII. U.S. Paralympic athlete Jennifer ...
  • Who Wants To Live Forever?

    Aug 31, 2012
    While it seems we don’t want to live much longer than we do now, advanced aging is looking more and more like a reality. With improved hygiene, nutrition and medical advances, the U...
  • A Democratic Politician Turned Republican Star

    Aug 30, 2012
    In 2008 former congressman Artur Davis gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Tuesday nig...
  • The Art of Procrastination

    Aug 29, 2012
    The Takeaway has been meaning to do a story on procrastination for a while — they just haven't gotten around to it. But philosophy professor John Perry assures us that this is not unu...
  • Women React to Ann Romney Convention Speech

    Aug 29, 2012

    After a tough struggle for the GOP with women voters over the past few weeks, following controversial comments from Republican Congressman Todd Akin, has Ann Romney emerged as a new national figure for women?

  • New Orleans Resident Documents the Storm

    Aug 29, 2012

    As Humvees rolled into New Orleans yesterday and officials urged Gulf Coast residents to leave their homes, you couldn’t help an eerie sense of familiarity. The details are similar, and the fears are as well.

  • The Art of the Convention Speech

    Aug 28, 2012
    Historically, candidates have used the publicity afforded by the national conventions as an opportunity to define, or to redefine, their campaign to the American public. The Takeaway ...