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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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Rebroadcast: Correction Staff at ICE Jail Skirted Rules with Mentally Ill Detainee who Hanged Himself 2019-12-09

12/9/2019
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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:00:34:17

The State of the Democratic Primary Field

12/6/2019
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The road to the White House is rarely a linear path. That was abundantly clear this week when Senator Kamala Harris announced that she was suspending her campaign. The announcement came as a surprise to many because at the time of launch, Senator Harris was one to watch. Political reporters Darren Sands, Laura Barron-Lopez, and Maya King join us to discuss the end of her campaign and what challenges the Democratic Party faces in putting forth the best candidate. Also, Congressman...

Duration:00:45:01

A New Trump Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits for 700,000 2019-12-05

12/5/2019
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A New Trump Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits for 700,000 The Trump administration announced a series of rule changes last year, and on Wednesday, the final rule was announced. How Does Mississippi Felony Voting Rights Compare to the Rest of the Country? Nearly one of every 10 adults in Mississippi has been convicted of a felony and lost the right to vote. The Double Standard In How The Media Covers 2020 Democratic Candidates How the media helped shape which candidates made it this...

Duration:00:30:49

Why the Framers Empowered Congress to Impeach the President 2019-12-03

12/3/2019
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Why the Framers Empowered Congress to Impeach the President With so few examples of impeachment in our history, it can become unclear what exactly impeachable conduct is, and what the framers intended with it. When Black Critics Examine Black Art A number of black critics have received pushback on social media for their criticism of the new film "Queen & Slim." Unprecedented Violence and Hundreds Dead in Iran's Protests At least 180 people were killed in a violent crackdown that...

Duration:00:32:52

The Dangers of Working in Amazon Warehouses 2019-12-02

12/2/2019
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The Dangers of Working in Amazon Warehouses New reporting found that Amazon's average serious injury rate was more than double the national average for its industry. Are Dating App Companies Responsible for Protecting Their Users from Sex Offenders? Millions of Americans are using dating apps to find love. Do the companies who own these apps have a moral or legal responsibility to screen users who are registered as sex offenders?

Duration:00:28:31

Politics with Amy Walter: The Politics of Climate Change

11/29/2019
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Scientists have painted a bleak picture of the future if we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but we’ve already started to witness the fallout of a warming planet. Politics with Amy Walter looks at the role climate change is playing across politics and at the vulnerable communities that stand to lose the most. Our coverage this week is part of a collaboration with 250 other media organizations called “Covering Climate Now.” President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 fresh off of...

Duration:00:44:50

How Will Bloomberg News Cover Bloomberg the Candidate? 2019-11-27

11/27/2019
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How Will Bloomberg News Cover Bloomberg the Candidate? Mike Bloomberg announced he is running for president and some are worried about how Bloomberg News will cover his candidacy. Adding Indigenous Ingredients to the Thanksgiving Table There has been a resurgence of dishes championed by Native American and indigenous cooks and chefs that are breaking into the mainstream. How the Alcatraz Occupation of 1969 Sparked the Native American Civil Rights Movement Fifty years ago this month, a...

Duration:00:28:56

New Initiative Seeks to Bridge Prosecution Empathy Gap 2019-11-26

11/26/2019
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New Initiative Seeks to Bridge Prosecution Empathy Gap A new initiative signed by 40 progressive district attorneys pledges to have prosecutors visit correctional centers in an effort to instill more empathy in the sentencing process. Sentencing of School Shooter Reignites Conversation About Life Without Parole for Juveniles The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles to life in prison. The American Plastics Renaissance: Big Oil's Plan B The expansion of...

Duration:00:32:00

Trump's Recent Pardons Cause Rift within the Military 2019-11-25

11/25/2019
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Trump's Recent Pardons Cause Rift within the Military President Donald Trump recently pardoned three military officers who were convicted or accused of war crimes. The Decline of Local News In the past 15 years, more than 2,000 newspapers have shuttered across the United States. What does the future hold for Israeli politics? With Prime Minister Netanyahu being indicted on corruption charges as the U.S. reverses its stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements, what's in store for...

Duration:00:28:48

Politics with Amy Walter: The Divided States of Government

11/22/2019
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Not that long ago, state government was seen as one of the last places for functional governing. But, over the last 10 years, state politics have become as polarized as Washington, DC. At the same time, 2020 Democratic candidates for president are debating which approach they should take to governing. Some, like former Vice President Joe Biden, argue that voters want a return to a more pragmatic style of governing. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are less interested in bringing...

Duration:00:48:02

Two More Witnesses Testify at Public Hearings 2019-11-21

11/21/2019
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Two More Witnesses Testify at Public Hearings Fiona Hill, the former top Russia adviser to the Trump White House, and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, are at Capitol Hill this morning. The Legacy of Pay-to-Play Ambassador Appointments President Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows over his nominees for cushy ambassadorships abroad. HBCU's and Other Minority-Serving Institutions Set to Lose $255 Million in Funding Over D.C. Deadlock The Department of...

Duration:00:37:03

Sondland Testimony Implicates Key Trump Administration Officials 2019-11-20

11/20/2019
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Sondland Testimony Implicates Key Trump Administration Officials Gordon Sondland, the former ambassador to the European Union, gave riveting testimony today in the impeachment hearing that has rocked the nations. The Legacy of Julian Assange Yesterday, Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation of rape and sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange. 99% of Native American Languages are in Danger of Going Extinct Despite efforts to preserve them, many indigenous languages in...

Duration:00:49:06

Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings 2019-11-19

11/19/2019
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Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings The House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from eight more witnesses over the next three days. As Impeachment Hearings Go On, a War Rages In Ukraine The military aid that was the subject of President Trump's call with President Zelensky foretells the larger conflict happening in the eastern block. EPA to Limit Science Used for Public Health Regulations The EPA plans to adopt a new rule that would limit the scientific...

Duration:00:42:29

Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War 2019-11-18

11/18/2019
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Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War Mexico and the United States are in an embittered battle with drug cartels, but some are calling into question its effectiveness as well as the media coverage. Mark Ruffalo and Todd Haynes Tackle Corporate Corruption in 'Dark Waters' Actor Mark Ruffalo and director Todd Haynes sit down with The Takeaway to discuss bringing the true story of a decades-long legal fight against chemical giant DuPont. New Study Shows Two...

Duration:00:39:52

Politics with Amy Walter: The Impeachment Will be Televised

11/15/2019
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This week marked a shift in the ongoing impeachment inquiry as the first round of televised testimony began on Wednesday. Marie Yovanovitch, the well-respected former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine until May of this year became the third televised testimony on Friday. Yovanovitch believes she was removed from her post by President Trump because as she sees it, she was impeding his - and Rudy Guiliani’s - personal political agenda. While the televised inquiry didn't reveal much new information,...

Duration:00:46:18

The Divide Within The State Department 2019-11-14

11/14/2019
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The Divide Within The State Department Wednesday's public impeachment hearings saw the Trump administration take a two tracked-approach to foreign policy on Ukraine. What Evo Morales's Resignation Means for Bolivia President Evo Morales, the first indigenous leader of Bolivia, has stepped down following allegations of election fraud. 'Lionheart' Oscar Snub: A Consequence of Imperialism? The disqualification of the Nigerian film "Lionheart" from the Best International Feature Film...

Duration:00:29:17

Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings 2019-11-13

11/13/2019
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Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings The House of Representatives kicks off the first round of televised impeachment hearings. Trump Plans to Shrink the National Security Council These latest changes to the NSC come right in the middle of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Duration:00:29:07

Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge for the Media 2019-11-12

11/12/2019
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Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge for the Media On Wednesday, televised impeachment hearings begin in the House of Representatives. Flint Water Crisis Finds Its Way into the Classroom It’s been five years since the Flint water crisis was thrust into the national spotlight. How Universities are Addressing Slavery and Reparations Georgetown, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Virginia Theological Seminary are creating scholarships, while Harvard, Yale, and Brown have...

Duration:00:37:36

Politics with Amy Walter: What Did Democrats Get Wrong About Religious Voters in 2016?

11/8/2019
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A recent study from Pew Research found that white people who identify as Christians represent about two-thirds of all Republicans. Meanwhile, Americans unaffiliated with any religion, and racial minorities who identify as Christians, now each make up a bigger share of the Democratic coalition. This week, we take a look at how people of faith are balancing their religious beliefs with politics. The Atlantic's Emma Green explains what Democrats misunderstood about religious voters in 2016....

Duration:00:45:34

How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News" 2019-11-07

11/7/2019
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How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News" The board of commissioners for Citrus County, Florida recently rejected a library's request to renew its New York Times subscription, with one commissioner calling the daily "fake news." Is the Term "Latinx" Unifying, or Divisive? One term that recently made its way into the demographic lexicon is getting lots of attention, and pushback: Latinx. How Law Enforcement Discretion Prevents Migrant Victims of Crime from Accessing...

Duration:00:30:05