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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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@TheTakeaway

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English

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Episodes

President Trump Deflects Attention from Racial Justice Demonstrations by Invoking Far Left Groups 2020-06-02

6/2/2020
President Trump Deflects Attention from Racial Justice Demonstrations by Invoking Far Left Groups President Trump has pushed the inaccurate message that far left activists are leading demonstrations around the country to distract from the real issues behind the uprisings. How QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Are Influencing U.S. Politics On May 19th, Jo Rae Perkins, an avowed supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, won the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate in Oregon, with...

Duration:00:50:14

Understanding the Pain Fueling Nationwide Demonstrations 2020-06-01

6/1/2020
Understanding the Pain Fueling Nationwide Demonstrations While George Floyd’s killing galvanized many of this weekend's protests, his death was the latest in a series of events that make this such a painful moment for black Americans. How Do We Mourn as a Nation? President Trump has yet to suggest any kind of official collective grieving or day of remembrance.

Duration:00:45:32

Politics with Amy Walter: The Future of the Democratic Party

5/29/2020
The Future of the Democratic Primary At the beginning of the Democratic nominating contests, the party faced a number of challenges. The field being crowded with candidates with such varied politics demonstrated that there were different visions for the future of the party. And today, while Joe Biden is the presumed nominee, there is concern that he won't drive excitement and turnout in the way a candidate like Senator Bernie Sanders might've been able to. The Democratic Party's foremost...

Duration:00:52:14

"Quarantine Fatigue" and Navigating the Risks of Expanding Our Bubbles 2020-05-28

5/28/2020
"Quarantine Fatigue" and Navigating the Risks of Expanding Our Bubbles Lockdown measures are becoming harder to follow as the weather warms up and people are increasingly feeling the mental and emotional strain of isolation. Justice Department Drops Charges on Three Senators Who Allegedly Violated Insider Trading Rules Investigations on three senators were dropped, but Sen. Burr will continue to be investigated. Birdwatching While Black Earlier this week, a viral video showed Christian...

Duration:01:13:20

His Name is George Floyd 2020-05-27

5/27/2020
His Name is George Floyd A deadly Minneapolis encounter between a police officer and an unarmed black person sparks calls for justice. Meat Plant Workers Are Falling Ill with Coronavirus — But We Don't Know the Scale Meat plants around the country rely on immigrant labor in their facilities. The Present and Future of Air Travel The Takeaway talks to air travel experts about how the airline industry is changing due to the pandemic. Thousands of Cruise Crew Members Stuck at Sea Because...

Duration:00:53:18

Coastal Communities Weigh Health Risks as Public Beaches Open 2020-05-26

5/26/2020
Coastal Communities Weigh Health Risks as Public Beaches Open As beaches and other outdoor spaces around the country open to the public, it's worth asking: is there a way to enjoy these spaces responsibly during a pandemic? What COVID-19 Looks Like in Indonesia We head over to Indonesia, where the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been steadily growing, while cases in other parts of Southeast Asia have been decreasing. COVID-19 Gives New Urgency to Doctors Running for...

Duration:00:45:04

The Military's Role During COVID-19 2020-05-25

5/25/2020
The Military's Role During COVID-19 Can the Department of Defense effectively battle a virus while maintaining U.S combat capabilities? How We Remember Those We've Lost The Takeaway, along with Death, Sex & Money, asked for listener memories and stories about the people they’ve lost during the COVID-19 crisis. The Art of the Obituary in the Age of COVID-19 In the absence of traditional mourning rituals like funerals, the obituary pages are becoming a communal space for us to grieve...

Duration:00:44:59

Politics with Amy Walter: How Social Psychology Influences Political Behavior

5/22/2020
How Political Identities Have Become About What We Hate Instead of What We Love Individual reactions to the coronavirus pandemic and the public health restrictions that have accompanied it have underscored how powerful negative partisanship can be in the formation of political opinions. In past crises, national shocks have urged partisans to put aside their personal grievances in pursuit of the greater good, but today, that doesn't seem to be the case. A look at how the perception of risk...

Duration:00:50:41

Essential Workers Are Already Starting to Lose Their Hazard Pay 2020-05-21

5/21/2020
Essential Workers Are Already Starting to Lose Their Hazard Pay Major companies like Amazon and Kroger will soon end the hazard pay raises they have been giving to essential workers. Dating in the Time of COVID-19 As many parts of the country begin reopening, people are making new risk calculations in the name of love. What does dating look like in the age of COVID-19? EPA Rushing to Finalize Rule Change on Lead in Drinking Water The Environmental Protection Agency is rushing to...

Duration:00:58:37

Is COVID-19 Complicating Disaster Preparedness? 2020-05-20

5/20/2020
Is COVID-19 Complicating Disaster Preparedness? As the U.S. struggles to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, experts worry about the impact on disaster preparedness as hurricane and wildfire seasons approach. Why Are Insurers Denying Claims from Struggling Businesses? Business interruption insurance claims are being denied by insurers causing business owners to file lawsuits and look to state governments for help. How Contact Tracing Can Help Contain the Spread of...

Duration:00:45:02

Can the Restaurant Industry Recover from COVID-19? 2020-05-19

5/19/2020
Can the Restaurant Industry Recover from COVID-19? Restaurants in some states are reopening for dine-in service, but ongoing shifts in how they do business are resulting in massive losses for the food service industry. What Images Will Define the COVID-19 Pandemic? Each day, we’re confronted by numbers, information, and images reminding us of the infectious disease’s toll around the world. Locusts, Floods, and Coronavirus: The Crises in East Africa The swarms of locusts are leading to...

Duration:00:47:59

Trump Administration Puts a Strain on Health Care Systems Abroad by Continuing Deportations 2020-05-18

5/18/2020
Trump Administration Puts a Strain on Health Care Systems Abroad by Continuing Deportations Even as immigration into the U.S. has virtually ground to a halt, the Trump administration has continued deporting large numbers of ICE detainees. How Quarantine Could Be Affecting Your Sleep Changes in your circadian rhythm, anxiety, sense of isolation, and lack of a normal routine could all be leading to your irregular sleep. The Loved Ones Supporting Essential Workers As essential workers...

Duration:00:46:13

Politics with Amy Walter: How California is Preparing for the General Election During the Pandemic

5/15/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a serious toll on not only our health, but on the economic well-being of cities and states across the country. As leaders grapple with how best protect the health of their constituents in addition to mitigating the economic fall out caused by stay-at-home orders, preparation for future elections is in front of mind. Recently, California became the first state to modify its plans for the general election after Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order...

Duration:00:41:28

Pregnant People Are Turning to Midwives During Pandemic 2020-05-14

5/14/2020
Pregnant People Are Turning to Midwives During Pandemic Midwives are seeing a surge in demand across the country, but in some states, there are restrictions in place preventing people from accessing their services. Major League Baseball Owners Push to Play Ball in Early July This week, reports emerged that Major League Baseball is hoping to start its season in early July, meaning players and ballpark staff may have to weigh significant health concerns. What the Poll Numbers Mean for...

Duration:00:53:04

How Labor Organizing Can Help Women and People of Color Unemployed Due to COVID-19 2020-05-13

5/13/2020
How Labor Organizing Can Help Women and People of Color Unemployed Due to COVID-19 The economic crisis has disproportionately hurt women and people of color. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Reopening and What's Next Denver Mayor Michael Hancock explains what precautions were taken into consideration before beginning to reopen the city last week. Is the U.S. Experiencing a Megadrought? Some scientists warn that for the first time in centuries, the southwestern U.S. is in the midst of a...

Duration:00:48:23

Combating the Virtual Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation 2020-05-12

5/12/2020
Combating the Virtual Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation The spread of misinformation at a time like this can be costly. DeVos Quietly Releases New Rules on Campus Sexual Assault Amid Pandemic Many advocacy organizations are unsurprisingly concerned about the impact this will have on survivors coming forward. Why Maternity Wards Are Disappearing from Black Neighborhoods Experts worry that as the coronavirus pandemic continues, maternity care deserts could become a nationwide...

Duration:00:59:05

What Happens to Unsheltered People When the Pandemic Has Passed? 2020-05-11

5/11/2020
What Happens to Unsheltered People When the Pandemic Has Passed? The fixes cities are implementing, including moving people who are experiencing homelessness to hotels, are largely temporary. What Little Richard, Andre Harrell, and Betty Wright Meant for the Music Industry The music industry was dealt a serious blow this weekend with the loss of three icons. 'Economic Viruses Were Already at Work Before Coronavirus': A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West Dr. Cornel West discusses...

Duration:00:51:30

Politics with Amy Walter: A Look at Phase One of North Carolina's Plan to Reopen

5/8/2020
The White House has deferred to states about reopening their economies. This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that his state would move to phase one of their plan to reopen. Phase one will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, May, 8th. While the stay-at-home order will still be in effect, there will no longer be a distinction between essential and non-essential businesses. Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, shares what metrics...

Duration:00:49:44

COVID-19 Protesters: A Look at the American Legacy of Demanding Freedom at the Expense of Others 2020-05-07

5/7/2020
COVID-19 Protesters: A Look at the American Legacy of Demanding Freedom at the Expense of Others Protesters are calling for their freedom to be restored, while disregarding how this could impact the vulnerable communities that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19. How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19 Although many kids seem to avoid serious cases of COVID-19, they aren’t immune to the psychological effects of the crisis. Kids Tell Us: What's Hard and What's Great About Being Home So...

Duration:00:55:43

How Social Distancing is Exacerbating Feelings of Loneliness for Some Elderly Americans 2020-05-06

5/6/2020
How Social Distancing is Exacerbating Feelings of Loneliness for Some Elderly Americans For many elderly people living in long-term care facilities or on their own, social distancing rules are likely leading to increased feelings of loneliness. Lessons Learned from the 1918 Flu Pandemic It’s the deadliest pandemic in recent history, with at least 50 million deaths worldwide. Brazil’s President is Actively Undermining Public Health Efforts to Fight COVID-19 For weeks, since COVID-19...

Duration:00:56:14