The Takeaway

Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to noon
John Hockenberry

The Takeaway is the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. Host John Hockenberry, along with the The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation.

The show is a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with New York Times Radio and WGBH Boston.

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  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Attack in Ottawa Leaves Canada Reeling | 2. Valerie Plame on The New Age of National Security | 3. Film Chronicles Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's Encore
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Campaign Ads Sway Judicial Decisions | 2. Following The Money in The War Against Ebola | 3. Improvising with Jason Schwartzman | 4. Dr. Katz Will See You Now: The Return of a 90s Icon | 5. Remembering The Legendary Ben Bradlee
  • Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Is the GOP Losing Its Lock on Kansas? | 2. A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden | 3. It Could Take Another Watergate to Get Secret Money Out of Politics | 4. The Power of Curiosity: The True Story Behind the Mars Rover
  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:00pm
    This is a special edition of The Takeaway podcast that's devoted to the 2014 midterm elections.
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 11:00pm

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're delivering you a special podcast. Through audio diaries recorded over the course of six months, The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" follows three African-American women diagnosed with the disease. 

    A recent study has found that African-American women with breast cancer are 40 percent more likely to die than their white counterparts. "Under Her Skin" features the stories behind these difficult survival statistics.

    Takeaway Host John Hockenberry explores the triumphs and struggles of three women living with the diease: Anita Coleman, age 55, from Los Angeles; Lisa Echols, age 47, from Memphis; and Crystal Miller, age 28, from New York City.

    Anita is all too familiar with breast cancer—last February marked her second diagnosis with the disease. She talks about fighting breast cancer for the second time; how her son, daughter and grandchildren, are coping; and her advice for relieving anxiety and the physical symptoms associated with breast cancer and breast cancer treatment.

    Lisa began her audio diaries as she recovered from a double mastectomy. She describes her recovery, her husband's response, and how her son and daughter have responded to her diagnosis. Lisa also discusses how her faith has helped her through this difficult period.

    As a nurse, Crystal has often cared for women with breast cancer, so she knew a great deal about the disease before her diagnosis. Many of the issues Crystal discusses relate to her age: At just 28-years-old, she describes her new attitudes toward dating, having children, and even mortality.

    All of the audio diaries recorded by Anita, Lisa, and Crystal are available at Hundreds of women have also joined the project's Facebook group to discuss their own triumphs and struggles of living with breast cancer.