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A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.
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Episodes

How are the Concerns of Asian Americans Being Considered Ahead of the 2020 Elections? 2019-09-18

9/18/2019
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How are the Concerns of Asian Americans Being Considered Ahead of the 2020 Elections? Andrew Yang and Kamala Harris have brought Asian American identity into a new national focus. 2020 Republican Candidate Mark Sanford Condemns Primary Cancellations Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford believes the cancelation of Republican primaries in four states is anti-American. More Local TV Meteorologists are Discussing Climate Change Over the past few years, a growing number of local TV...

Duration:00:34:51

The Trump Administration's Federal Court Strategy: 150 Judges Confirmed So Far 2019-09-17

9/17/2019
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The Trump Administration's Federal Court Strategy: 150 Judges Confirmed So Far What does the Democrats' strategy look like in the lead-up to 2020? Nationwide Efforts to Track Police Officers who Lie on the Job In cities like Seattle, St. Louis, and Houston, newly elected prosecutors are building more expansive databases to track dishonest officers. Ecological Grief: a Barely Understood Consequence of Climate Change As the natural environment is changed by a warming planet, indigenous...

Duration:00:38:32

Climate Change is Making Children Anxious 2019-09-16

9/16/2019
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Climate Change is Making Children Anxious And they want to do something about it. Revisiting the Groundbreaking Career of Actor Raúl Juliá The PBS documentary “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage” paints a portrait of a trailblazing Latino performer, who consistently emphasized his Puerto Rican identity in his acting roles. Other segments: How does the UAW Strike Compare with Past Union Actions? The UAW previously went on strike in 2007 and, notably, 1970. How does today's strike...

Duration:00:33:55

Politics with Amy Walter: Democratic Candidates Battle It Out in Houston

9/13/2019
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The third Democratic primary debate is behind us now--all three hours of it. On Thursday night, the top ten polling Democratic candidates met in Houston, Texas. And for the first time, frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders shared a single stage. So, did anything from the latest debate reshape the battle for the nomination? That’s the question at the center of today's show. We also look at how the caucus process works in Nevada and what we might expect in the first...

Duration:00:44:40

Why Are People Leaving Some of Biggest U.S. Metro Areas? 2019-09-12

9/12/2019
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Why Are People Leaving Some of Biggest U.S. Metro Areas? New data from the Census Bureau shows that populations are declining in some of the biggest metro areas in the country, like New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Who Was the Mysterious Spy in Russia, Feeding Secrets to the CIA? The spy was removed by the CIA from Russia in 2017. How "Hustlers" Is Changing the Portrayal of Strippers in Hollywood The film's writer and director, Lorene Scafaria, hired the stripper Jacqueline...

Duration:00:31:40

How States Are Holding Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Accountable 2019-09-11

9/11/2019
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How States Are Holding Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Accountable States across the country are holding manufacturers and distributors of opioids accountable for their role in creating what they say is an epidemic. U.S. Jails and Prisons Failing to Provide Treatment for Opioid Addiction Incarcerated people are 40 times more likely to overdose upon release. California Bill Would Allow Student Athletes To Be Paid For Endorsements And Likeness Rights The Fair Pay To Play Act passed...

Duration:00:41:48

Has a New Norm Been Broken with the NOAA Controversy? 2019-09-10

9/10/2019
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Has a New Norm Been Broken with the NOAA Controversy? Millions of Americans were looking to the federal government for life-saving information about Hurricane Dorian. They got a political fiasco. The Eleventh Hour Fight Over Fate of California's Privacy Bill Legislators have until the end of the week to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act. What is the United States Doing About Food Waste? European countries have more effective federal legislation to reduce food waste than the...

Duration:00:34:37

U.S.-Taliban Talks Stall Days Before September 11th Anniversary 2019-09-09

9/9/2019
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U.S.-Taliban Talks Stall Days Before September 11th Anniversary On Saturday, President Trump said he was canceling a secret meeting at Camp David between U.S., Taliban, and Afghan officials. The Takeaway looks at what's next for the negotiations. FTC Fines YouTube for Violating Child Privacy YouTube was collecting information from children to help target them with ads. The One Where We Talk About Friends (Sorry, We Had To) It’s been 25 years since the world met Rachel, Ross, Chandler,...

Duration:00:33:20

Politics with Amy Walter: What Have We Learned on the Campaign Trail?

9/6/2019
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Amy Walter's take: There’s something of a consensus-building within the so-called mainstream political media that it’s only a matter of time before Biden’s Teflon shield is deflated. His debate performances have been shaky. He is not as quick on his feet as the other candidates. And, he’s spent most of the campaign on defense - either explaining past votes, or changing long-held positions on policy. But, it also seems to me that many in the political class may be underestimating the...

Duration:00:25:33

Is Vaping More Dangerous Than It Seems? 2019-09-05

9/5/2019
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Is Vaping More Dangerous Than It Seems? Hundreds of patients with severe respiratory illnesses have reported using e-cigarette products. The Legacy of Venus and Serena Williams Serena Williams won her 100th singles victory at the Open, despite reports that she injured her ankle just days before. Pro-Beijing Counter-Protesters in the U.S. Clash with Pro-Hong Kong Protesters What do these clashes tell us about the protests' future? Other segments: North Carolina Judges Rule...

Duration:00:33:17

What's Happening at the NRA? 2019-09-04

9/4/2019
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What's Happening at the NRA? For the last year, the National Rifle Association has been in turmoil, from financial uncertainty and legal disputes to leadership struggles and the shuttering of NRATV. Congressman Lacy Clay Demands Action After 12 Children Shot to Death in St. Louis Missouri Governor Mike Parson refused to address gun violence in a special legislative session. Domestic Workers are Still Fighting for Basic Labor Rights Domestic workers don't have basic labor rights like...

Duration:00:40:27

What's the Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Change? 2019-09-03

9/3/2019
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What's the Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Change? Some experts say hurricanes like Dorian are becoming more intense due to global warming. Hong Kong Students are Heading Back to School, But Protesters Still Aren't Backing Down Authorities in mainland China had hoped the demonstrations would die down by the fall. Rural Communities Struggle to Continue Providing Emergency Medical Services In the rural United States, communities depend on emergency medical services, but operating an...

Duration:00:33:54

EXCLUSIVE: Correction Staff at ICE Jail Skirted Rules with Mentally Ill Detainee who Hanged Himself 2019-09-02

9/2/2019
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by José Olivares A warning to listeners: some of the audio in this story is disturbing and hard to listen to. An exclusive Takeaway and The Intercept investigation shows that correctional staff at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center skirted rules when dealing with a migrant with mental illness. The detainee, a 40-year-old undocumented Mexican migrant, killed himself after spending 21 days in solitary confinement in July 2018. The investigation shows that correctional...

Duration:00:34:13

Politics with Amy Walter: Will Unions Deliver 2020 to the Democrats?

8/30/2019
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In the episode before Labor Day, we look at the rise and fall of the labor movement, particularly unions. By collectively bargaining for better work conditions, unions elevated the middle class. Over the years, many unions have watched their membership numbers decline. As a result of a few Supreme Court decisions, a loss in manufacturing jobs, and a lack of increased federal protections, the influence of unions was reduced. As we edge closer to 2020, candidates hoping to win the Democratic...

Duration:00:48:09

In Kashmir and Elsewhere, Digital Authoritarianism is on the Rise 2019-08-29

8/29/2019
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In Kashmir and Elsewhere, Digital Authoritarianism is on the Rise Kashmir's blackout has meant that millions of people in the state have not been able to communicate with the outside world, so reports on conditions in Kashmir have been scarce. Rohingya Babies Born In Bangladeshi Refugee Camps Around the second anniversary of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, we look at the babies that have been left stateless. U.S. Soccer Fans Rebel Against the Banning of Political...

Duration:00:38:59

Growing Concerns about U.S. Election System Ahead of 2020 2019-08-28

8/28/2019
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Growing Concerns about U.S. Election System Ahead of 2020 On Monday, vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission Matthew Petersen announced his resignation. Will Brazil's Far-Right President Fight Raging Fires in the Amazon? Brazil’s space research center reported a 77 percent increase in fires in the Amazon. Climate scientists worry that large parts of this rain forest will not be recoverable. Leakers are Making Bank by Uploading Bootlegs and Fake Songs to Music Streaming...

Duration:00:31:37

The Rise of the Term "Identity Politics" 2019-08-27

8/27/2019
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The Rise of the Term "Identity Politics" The term “identity politics” is often reserved for when candidates talk about issues that affect minority communities, but not for coded appeals to white voters. Newark Announces Plan to Get the Lead Out of its Water But after years of confusion over the true scale of the problem, residents remain skeptical. 'It's Not Really Going to Support My Children': The Fight to Keep Child Support in the Family In many states, child support payments go to...

Duration:00:29:04

Podcast: What Does Andrew Luck's Retirement Mean for the NFL? 2019-08-26

8/26/2019
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What Does Andrew Luck's Retirement Mean for the NFL? The Indianapolis Colts quarterback announced his retirement over the weekend. Rising Temperatures are Creating Dangerous Conditions for Workers Over 800 workers died in the U.S. from heat exposure between 1992 and 2017. Other segments: Climate Change is Affecting Farm Workers And as global temperatures rise, Californian farmers have been moving north, seeking better working conditions and a slightly cooler climate. In Texas,...

Duration:00:29:40

Politics with Amy Walter: Should We Be Worried About a Recession?

8/23/2019
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The ongoing trade war with China, a weakened global economy, and a lack of investment by companies indicates that a recession might be looming. President Trump has spent his first term saying that the economy is in better shape than ever before, but is that really the case? Who stands to suffer most during another recession? Has the trade war with China fulfilled President Trump's objective for the economy? Also, when it comes to understanding economic opportunity in Africa, the continent...

Duration:00:45:05

Podcast: The History Behind President Trump's Accusations of "Disloyalty" Against Jewish Americans 2019-08-22

8/22/2019
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The History Behind President Trump's Accusations of "Disloyalty" Against Jewish Americans On Tuesday, President Trump said that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is either guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty," an anti-Semitic trope that dates back centuries. New Trump Rules would Detain Migrant Families and Children Indefinitely What does this mean for migrant families and children in government custody? Sports from Grade School to College: The Rise of "Pay to Play" As...

Duration:00:30:41