"The Takeout" is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Political Director Steve Chaggaris. Listeners can expect context and analysis of the week's political news in a casual format that allows for expanded conversation with a newsmaker. Each episode is recorded over a meal at a Washington, D.C. restaurant.
Protecting the Homeland: Secretary Tom Ridge
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Editor's note: A representative for Secretary Ridge announced Thursday the secretary is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure in Texas. "The Takeout" podcast team wishes Secretary Ridge a speedy recovery. Our interview with Ridge was recorded on October 31.
What does it take to protect the great U.S. of A.? The country's first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, joins Major and Steve to tackle that very issue. Should there be a border wall with Mexico? Is the TSA too tough on airline passengers? What is FEMA's role in protecting Americans' security? They examine these topics over oatmeal and eggs at D.C.'s legendary Mayflower Hotel.
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