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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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Episodes

Politics with Amy Walter: There's a Generational Divide Upending U.S. Politics

7/19/2019
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After a bruising political week in which President Trump's feud with "The Squad" reached a fever pitch, Amy Walter reflects on how both Republicans and Democrats could be alienating crucial voters ahead of the 2020 elections. Plus, we look at the yawning generation gap, as voters from different eras compete for political relevance. With the U.S. electorate divided along generational lines, there are transformational demographic trends already having clear impacts on the way 2020...

Duration:00:47:31

Podcast: The Political Crisis Continues in Puerto Rico 2019-07-18

7/18/2019
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The Political Crisis Continues in Puerto Rico Pressure is continuing to mount on Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, following a scandal over the weekend in which nearly 900 pages of his private chat messages were leaked. Two Voices from the Puerto Rican Diaspora Talk About the Crisis on the Island As protests break out on the island, we hear from Puerto Ricans on the mainland. How Trump Is Reshaping the Courts It’s two and a half years into his presidency, and President Trump has...

Duration:00:36:30

Podcast: Black Lives Matter: The State of Activism Five Years After Eric Garner's Death 2019-07-17

7/17/2019
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Black Lives Matter: The State of Activism Five Years After Eric Garner's Death On the fifth anniversary of Garner's death by chokehold, a roundtable discussion on how the Black Lives Matter movement has evolved. The Inequity of Sex Offender Registries The recent revelation's about Jeffrey Epstein's sex crimes demonstrates many of the problems within sex offender registries. What 007 and Ariel Tell Us About Hollywood Two recent casting choices give black women leading roles in iconic...

Duration:00:43:46

Podcast: Trump Administration Makes Dramatic Change to U.S. Asylum Policy 2019-07-16

7/16/2019
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Trump Administration Makes Dramatic Change to U.S. Asylum Policy Starting today, migrants who do not seek asylum in at least one other country they cross through before reaching the U.S. cannot request asylum here. What the Media Gets Wrong About Racism What Trump's racist tweets, and the media's response to them, say about the experiences of women of color in the United States. Other segments: With Voting On the Line, Some Florida State Attorneys Are Addressing Onerous Court...

Duration:00:28:44

Podcast: Political Scandals are Shaking Up Puerto Rico. What Exactly is Happening? 2019-07-15

7/15/2019
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Political Scandals are Shaking Up Puerto Rico. What Exactly is Happening? Two former top government officials were arrested and the governor is embroiled in his own scandal. We break down the situation. Centers for Unaccompanied Migrant Children Expand While media attention has been focused on the adult and family migrant facilities near the border, the number of shelters for unaccompanied children and babies continues to expand. Why Some Amazon Workers Are Striking Today Today is...

Duration:00:32:04

Politics with Amy Walter: Democrats Divided

7/13/2019
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The ongoing migrant crisis is getting worse, as the Department of Homeland Security is running out of room to house the increasing number of migrants detained at the border. And when evidence of the conditions dominated the news cycle earlier this month, the outrage prompted lawmakers to get involved. But how that involvement played out became the latest point of contention between factions within the Democratic Party. The Senate passed a spending bill aimed at alleviating what the Trump...

Duration:00:47:23

Candidate Talk: Seth Moulton

7/12/2019
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Amy sits down with Representative Seth Moulton who announced in April that he is running for president. He's one of the few combat veterans seeking the Democratic nomination, having served as a Marine in Iraq over the course of four deployments. Moulton has been a vocal critic of Democratic leadership, wanting to see a new generation take the helm. He made waves in challenging Nancy Pelosi's leadership spot, in an unsuccessful bid for House Speaker in 2018. Moulton did not qualify for the...

Duration:00:14:26

Podcast: U.S. Hispanic Population is at All-Time High, But Growth is Slowing 2019-07-11

7/11/2019
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U.S. Hispanic Population is at All-Time High, But Growth is Slowing We analyze the U.S. Hispanic population demographically, economically, and politically, and look into what this means for the Latino vote in 2020. Chicago Defender Ends Print Run The Chicago Defender is one of the most important black publications in U.S. history and it will now only publish its content online. Director Lulu Wang on Negotiating Different Parts of Her Identity in "The Farewell" When filmmaker Lulu Wang’s...

Duration:00:34:10

Podcast: Native Leaders Invite 2020 Candidates to Presidential Forum 2019-07-10

7/10/2019
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Native Leaders Invite 2020 Candidates to Presidential Forum The forum will be hosted by Native organizations in Sioux County to talk about issues specifically related to Native Americans. Joy of World Cup Victory Contrasts with Fight for Equal Pay As the US women's soccer team celebrated their fourth World Cup win with a ticker tape parade in New York, the players continue to fight for equal pay and more investment in the sport. Farai Chideya on the Broken Adoption System in the...

Duration:00:36:07

Podcast: Even With Insurance, the Cost of Health Care Remains a Crushing Burden 2019-07-09

7/9/2019
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Even With Insurance, the Cost of Health Care Remains a Crushing Burden Meanwhile, a US Circuit Court of Appeals is once again hearing arguments on the fate of Obamacare. A Look At Rising Drug Prices Prescription drugs are becoming increasingly unaffordable, making the issue one of the most important of the 2020 presidential race. Congress Raises Concerns Over Facebook's Planned Cryptocurrency Last week, congressional leaders asked Facebook to stop the development of its new...

Duration:00:29:29

Podcast: Rifts Emerge Between Progressive and Moderate Democrats Heading into 2020 2019-07-08

7/8/2019
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Rifts Emerge Between Progressive and Moderate Democrats Heading into 2020 Recent tensions within the Democratic Party played out this weekend when Nancy Pelosi called out progressive Democratic politicians in an interview with the New York Times. Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Powerful Allies The latest charges against Jeffrey Epstein are raising new questions about how much his powerful allies knew about his behavior and what they did to protect him. Facial Recognition Scans on the...

Duration:00:37:03

Politics with Amy Walter: The Democratic National Committee's 2020 Transformation

7/5/2019
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After all the drama in 2016, the Democratic National Committee has reformed the nomination process. Today on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway, a look at the new rules and what impact they could have both intended and unintended. Tom Perez was elected as chairman of the DNC in 2017. Perez's mission is to insure that 2020 isn’t a repeat of 2016. That doesn’t just mean winning, it means re-instilling faith in the system for Democrats. And the DNC has done a lot of work on this front....

Duration:00:47:11

Podcast: Holes and Gaps: Where Our Voting Systems Fail 2019-07-04

7/4/2019
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Even as our national focus has turned towards cyber threats, vulnerabilities in our election systems abound -- from outdated voting machines and hack-able technology to lack of paper back-ups and no procedural standards across states or even counties. How United States' Elections Work Fifteen days ahead of the midterm elections, The Takeaway is taking a step back and looking at the infrastructure of the United States' voting system. Holes and Gaps: Where Our Voting Systems Fail What...

Duration:00:46:58

Podcast: A Former Border Patrol Agent on the Culture of CBP 2019-07-03

7/3/2019
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A Former Border Patrol Agent on the Culture of CBP We speak with a former Border Patrol agent about the evolution of the agency and its culture, and how people are recruited and retained. UN Report Highlights Violence Against Yemeni Children A new UN report on the conflict in Yemen shows how the war has impacted the country’s youngest. Social Media Takes On Misleading Health Claims Social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook are taking action to keep medical misinformation from...

Duration:00:37:21

Podcast: What Does Responsible Tourism Look Like? 2019-07-02

7/2/2019
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What Does Responsible Tourism Look Like? Across the globe, tourism is on the rise, and our planet is feeling it. By some estimates, global tourism accounts for nearly 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. Songs of Summer Listeners share their favorite summer anthems for 2019. Why Did GrubHub Buy Thousands of Websites With the Names of Local Restaurants? Grubhub, one of the biggest food delivery apps in the country, has bought thousands of web addresses for local restaurants,...

Duration:00:28:53

Podcast: A Small Step for Trump, A Giant Leap for North Korea 2019-07-01

7/1/2019
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A Small Step for Trump, A Giant Leap for North Korea Donald Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to step onto North Korean soil. Was it a step toward peace and cooperation, or toward nuclear appeasement? A Rare Look At China's Treatment of Uighur Muslims When parents go to "re-education" camps, where they're reportedly shackled and forced to sing patriotic songs, their kids go to "Kindergartens" behind brick walls and barbed wire. Yesterday Tries to Keep Beatlemania Alive in...

Duration:00:33:50

Politics with Amy Walter: Unpacking the Democratic Debates from the Aspen Ideas Festival

6/28/2019
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At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, Amy hosted back-to-back post-debate discussions with a panel of influential writers. We'll hear excerpts from the conversation, in an effort to provide analysis of the first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential campaign. We also talk with two academics to discuss how their policy work could be used in tandem with politics to bring about change in areas of technology and inequality. Finally, Amy reflects on the LGBTQ movement, on the 50th...

Duration:00:46:53

Podcast: Life After Overdose, Part 4: The Future 2019-06-27

6/27/2019
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Life After Overdose, Part 4: The Future We conclude our series "Life After Overdose" with a look at what life is like today for Lauren and April, and what comes next for each of them. Comedian Ramy Youssef Finds the Humor in Stories We Aren't Supposed to Laugh About Ramy Youssef sits down with The Takeaway to discuss his personal approach to writing jokes about some very taboo subjects. Stonewall in 50 Acts with Trans Activists of Color Taking Center Stage The plays aim to address the...

Duration:00:33:31

Podcast: Two Iranian American Voices Give Perspective to US-Iran Conflict 2019-06-26

6/26/2019
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Two Iranian American Voices Give Perspective to US-Iran Conflict Two Iranian-Americans who have witnessed how the relationship between the U.S. and Iran have impacted Iranians living in the U.S. and back in Iran gave their perspective on the conflict. Life After Overdose, Part 3: Families In the third part of our series "Life After Overdose": how families are impacted when a loved one is addicted, overdoses, and survives. Journalists Detained at Border Told to Turn Over Devices with...

Duration:00:40:17

Podcast: Plant-Based Meat Alternatives are Beefing Up in Popularity 2019-06-25

6/25/2019
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Plant-Based Meat Alternatives are Beefing Up in Popularity Plant-based meat has seen a boom in popularity but is it really all its chalked up to be? Migrants, Refugees Sent to Dangerous Mexican Border Towns to Await Hearings The U.S. is sending Central American migrants fleeing gang violence back to Mexican cities with reputations for gang violence to await their asylum hearings. Cubans are Migrating to the U.S. After Sanctions Leave Them Scrambling for Food The island is facing one of...

Duration:00:35:11