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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.

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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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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What Regulation Rollbacks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Means for Consumers

2/19/2019
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What Regulation Rollbacks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Means for Consumers In the Trump administration's latest effort to undermine regulation, the CFPB proposed a significant role back on Obama-era rules governing payday lending. After Kaepernick's Collusion Settlement, What's Next for NFL Player Activism? Last week, Colin Kaepernick settled a grievance with the NFL in which he alleged that NFL owners colluded to bar him from the league. Exact details of the settlement...

Duration:00:29:02

Hail to the Veep: Unpacking Vice Presidential History

2/18/2019
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Hail to the Veep: Unpacking Vice Presidential History On this President’s Day, The Takeaway looks at the role of the vice president in U.S. history and how Mike Pence has interpreted the job compared to past second-in-commands. Migrants are Shuttered Away in Abandoned Mexican Factory, Not Allowed Exit to Request Asylum Migrants have criticized the conditions within the facility, but human rights organizations and journalists have not been allowed in. "The Yardstick Has Shifted": The Joys...

Duration:00:36:55

"We Are Here to Tell the Stories of Our Fallen Peers": Teen Journalists Documenting Gun Violence

2/14/2019
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"We Are Here to Tell the Stories of Our Fallen Peers": Teen Journalists Documenting Gun Violence Hundreds of student journalists have documented every life lost to gun violence in the year since the Parkland shooting. How Tackling Trauma in the Classroom Can Lead to Less Violence in Schools School shootings from Sandy Hook to Parkland have opened new conversations about the best ways to take trauma into account in the classroom. But the issue goes well beyond shootings. NASA Says Goodbye...

Duration:00:39:10

The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

2/13/2019
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The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War El Chapo has been convicted. But will it matter for Mexico's drug war? History Shows That a Planned Wall Along Texas Border Could Cause Flooding, Ecological Disaster In Starr County, Texas, where a section of wall is scheduled to be built in September, residents and representatives are worried about potential flooding. A Fake Holiday Celebrating the Real Power of Female Friendships Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we talk about the value of female...

Duration:00:28:45

Some Are Striking, Some Are Leaving: One Teacher on the State of His Profession Today

2/12/2019
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Lawmakers Reach a Tentative Framework to Avert Another Shutdown President Trump may not accept the deal, but it outlines a potential compromise only three weeks after furloughed federal employees returned to work. Some Are Striking, Some Are Leaving: One Teacher on the State of His Profession Today Teachers are striking, and many are leaving the profession. One says teachers are recognizing their worth, even as the country continues to devalue them. Denver Teachers Strike: Day Two A...

Duration:00:36:01

Over 700 Victims: New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches

2/11/2019
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Over 700 Victims: New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches An investigation from the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News shines a light at disturbing sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. "Undercover, in Darkness and in Secrecy": One Former Nun's Story of Abuse One former nun shares her story of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, days after the Pope acknowledged that nuns, too, have been victimized. Guests: Robert Downen Lise Olsen Mary...

Duration:00:35:01

Trump's Investigatory Troubles Extend Far Beyond Robert Mueller

2/7/2019
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Trump's Investigatory Troubles Extend Far Beyond Robert Mueller The Southern District of New York is pursuing criminal charges against the President's inaugural committee. For Some Saudis Accused of Crimes in US, the Kingdom Helps Those Charged Evade Justice Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon joins the show to discuss his proposed bill to make this more difficult. 'High Flying Bird' is a Sports Movie That Wants to Disrupt the System The Takeaway sits down with screenwriter Tarell Alvin...

Duration:00:39:59

The Biggest Threats to America Today, According to You

2/6/2019
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The Biggest Threats to America Today, According to You What are the major threats facing America today? You told us: they don't necessarily match those that President Trump outlined in his State of the Union. What's the Role of Editorial Cartoons in 2019 America? The earliest political caricatures date back as far as the 18th century. But the job is changing, and the people with the pen are also changing. Early Writings of Neomi Rao, Tapped to Take Brett Kavanaugh's Former Seat, Show...

Duration:00:33:34

ICE Force-Feeding Immigrant Detainees, In Seemingly Unprecedented Move

2/5/2019
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ICE Force-Feeding Immigrant Detainees, In Seemingly Unprecedented Move Last week, ICE confirmed that their agency is force-feeding nine detainees in El Paso, as a result of a hunger strike to protest conditions and treatment inside the facility. El Salvador Elects Nayib Bukele as President 37-year-old Nayib Bukele the former mayor of San Salvador, the country’s capital city, won the election in a landslide. U.S. Weapons are Ending Up in the Hands of Al Qaeda and Other Proxy Fighters...

Duration:00:38:32

Freezing Conditions in Federal Detention Facility Raise Alarm

2/4/2019
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Freezing Conditions in Federal Detention Facility Raise Alarm According to the detainees, attorneys and media reports, the more than 1,600 inmates were largely confined to their freezing, dark cells. Governor Northam's Racist Photo Sheds Light on Virginia's Political History Democratic colleagues have called for Governor Northam to resign. But his case does not exist in a vacuum. As NFL Season Ends, Players Continue Fighting for Social Justice Off the Field The Takeaway speaks with wide...

Duration:00:29:28

How a Hate Crime Reverberates Through a Community

1/31/2019
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How a Hate Crime Reverberates Through a Community Empire star Jussie Smollett told police that his attackers shouted “this is MAGA country," referencing President Trump’s campaign slogan. NFL Players and Activism, On and Off the Field Although there has not been as much coverage, NFL players are still actively involved in social justice activism. In a Just Society, is There Room for Billionaires? Several high profile billionaires have come out against transformational social programs...

Duration:00:37:53

Polar Vortex Has Midwest Temperatures Plunging to Near Record Lows

1/30/2019
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Polar Vortex Has Midwest Temperatures Plunging to Near Record Lows Cold snaps like this were more common in generations past, but climate change is making these events rarer. What Does it Mean to Assimilate in a Nation of Immigrants? "Hispanics should work harder at assimilation," said former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. But assimilate to what, exactly? Not a Telenovela: Recapping Outrageous Revelations from El Chapo's Trial As the trial draws to a close, we recap various anecdotes from...

Duration:00:28:28

Two Years Later, So-Called "Muslim Ban" Continues To Separate Families

1/29/2019
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Two Years Later, So-Called "Muslim Ban" Continues To Separate Families According to information obtained from the State Department, very few people from the blocked countries have received waivers to enter the U.S. Looking Back at the History of the State of the Union Not since 1986, when the Challenger tragedy occurred, has the State of the Union been delayed. Payday Lenders and Pawnbrokers Were Winners in the Government Shutdown A look at why payday lenders and pawnbrokers emerged as...

Duration:00:34:37

Chef José Andrés Talks Food Insecurity, the Federal Shutdown, and the Joys of Discovering New Cuisines

1/28/2019
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Chef José Andrés Talks Food Insecurity, the Federal Shutdown, and the Joys of Discovering New Cuisines Through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen, José Andrés hopes to lead a revolution in disaster relief. Russia, China, and Turkey Warn Against Foreign Interference in Venezuela While the West turns on Maduro's government, Russia, China, and Turkey speak out against foreign interference in Venezuela.

Duration:00:49:06

Growing Protests and Cries of 'Coup' in Venezuela

1/24/2019
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Growing Protests and Cries of 'Coup' in Venezuela In Venezuela, protests to unseat President Nicolas Maduro continue to spread after President Trump and Vice President Pence came out against his government. Shutdown Forces Some American Health Services to Shutter The federally-administered Indian Health Service serves 2.2 million American Indians across the country. "Two Years" Project Documents the Trump Presidency Through Lives of Ordinary Americans Two years after the inauguration of...

Duration:00:31:16

The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

1/23/2019
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The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic It's the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown. Across the country, the lack of federal funding has affected government employees, Native communities, Americans relying on food stamps and more. And the next victims of the month-long crisis could be Americans suffering from opioid addiction, as the money that funds treatment programs across the country dries up. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Addresses City's Lead Crisis Since 2016, the city of...

Duration:00:37:34

Government Shutdown: Where Negotiations Stand on its 32nd Day

1/22/2019
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Government Shutdown: Where Negotiations Stand on its 32nd Day Workers will miss a second paycheck if the shutdown continues through the end of the week. Senator Merkley Asks FBI to Open Probe into DHS Secretary Over Family Separation Statements A new document showed that Trump administration officials considered family separation as early as 2017, months before the zero-tolerance policy was announced. The Dark History Behind the 'Father of Modern Gynecology' The father of gynecology...

Duration:00:33:12

Vote, But Your Civic Engagement Doesn't End There

1/21/2019
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Millions of Americans voted last Election Day. But millions of others participate in our democracy every day in small ways. While 7 in 10 Americans report feeling generally negative about what is going on in the country today, Americans are also more hopeful about solving problems locally. According to the 2018 Civic Engagement Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, a majority of Americans say they are optimistic that people in their communities who hold different...

Duration:00:46:01

Communities Fill the Gaps Created by Shutdown

1/17/2019
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Communities Fill the Gaps Created by Shutdown The Takeaway hears from reporters in Arizona, Texas, and Alaska about the impact of the shutdown on their communities and how local charities and businesses are stepping up to help. American Troops Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack Despite Claims that the Militants have been 'Defeated The attack comes about a month after President Trump first announced that American troops would be pulling out of Syria having "won against ISIS." Women's March: Is...

Duration:00:30:59

Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History

1/16/2019
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Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History By some estimates, the shutdown will soon cost as much as the President has requested for his wall. Having to Pay $12 for a Gallon of Gas Sparks Deadly Protests Across Zimbabwe The outcry for the price hike comes six months after the after the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who promised “radical economic reforms to attract investment” at his inauguration. How Fuel Theft Led to Mexico's Gas Crisis Fuel thieves have been...

Duration:00:33:26