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, September 17, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence | 2. Scottish Independence Through the Eyes of One Family | 3. Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:00pm
    1. The New Threat of Terrorism & America's Game of Risk | 2. Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL | 3. The Digital Reading Shift is Impacting Your Brain | 4. The Takeaway Book Club: 'The Lobster Kings'
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 11:00pm
    1. U.S. Military to Help Ebola Effort | 2. ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress | 3. Scottish Actor James McAvoy on Independence | 4. Scotland the Brave? Paying The Price for Independence | 5. Why Football Matters: A Defense of the Game
  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:00pm
    1. ISIS Summit Charts Plan Of Attack | 2. Honda's Deadly Secret Exposed | 3. How Air Bags Changed the Auto Industry | 4. The Takeaway Job Fair: So You Want to Be a Farmer? | 5. The Power of Video, From Ray Rice to ISIS
  • Friday, September 12, 2014 11:00pm

    This week, Takeaway Guest Host Todd Zwillich sat down with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In this wide-ranging interview, Todd got in some hard questions about Cambodia and Chile. Across the Twittersphere, their conversation has been called "intense," "heated," and "exceptionally tough." This weekend, Todd reflects on their conversation.

    Once upon a time, marriage was the norm for adults of a certain age. But now about 50 percent of American adults are single. Eric Klinenberg, sociology professor at New York University and author of "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone," examines the slow-but-steady shift towards "happily single."

    A team at North Carolina State University has figured out how to remotely control cockroaches equipped with electronic backpacks and sensors. The roach biobots may help first responders in search and rescue missions after disasters. Alper Bozkurt, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at N.C. State, leads this research and explains how they decided on the cockroach.

    The Takeaway's beloved associate producer, Allie Ferguson, is leaving for a (pretty awesome) trip to Prague. Friday was her last day at the studios of WNYC Radio in New York City, and we just couldn't let her go without giving her a proper send off on The Takeaway Weekender podcast.

    Scottish actor James McAvoy dropped by to chat with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry about his new film, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." After the two dished about the movie, we asked him about Scotland's upcoming vote for independence on September 18th.