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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: The View from Iowa

1/24/2020
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This week, Politics with Amy Walter took a trip to Iowa to get a sense of how voters are feeling ahead of the upcoming caucuses. We asked politicians, economists, pollsters, and caucusgoers about what issues are important to them and which candidate could deliver the White House to Democrats. The issues of foremost concern included race, healthcare, labor protections, hyper-polarization, climate change, and defeating President Trump. J. Ann Selzer, whose poll is considered the “gold...

Duration:00:47:58

House Managers Begin Their Case Against President Trump 2020-01-23

1/23/2020
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House Managers Begin Their Case Against President Trump Each of the seven House managers will present different aspects of the case. Women are Leading Protests Against Controversial Citizenship Law in India In India, people are still protesting a law passed over a month ago that many see as discriminatory against Muslims because it grants citizenship based on religion. Glenn Greenwald Responds to Accusations of Cybercrimes by the Brazilian Government The Brazilian government alleges...

Duration:00:48:24

Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico 2020-01-22

1/22/2020
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Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico The Mexican National Guard deployed tear gas on the migrant caravan at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Seeking Asylum: From the Southern Border to Japan The asylum system, designed by major countries to deal with people fleeing persecution, is broken, everywhere. New State Bills and Laws Could Have Lasting Impact on LGBTQ Community While Utah's law banning conversation therapy goes into effect today,...

Duration:00:52:48

Iowa Prepares to Caucus as Impeachment Trial Kicks Off 2020-01-21

1/21/2020
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Iowa Prepares to Caucus as Impeachment Trial Kicks Off How The Trumps and Kushners Got Rich Off Federal Policies President Trump is no stranger to using his influence to seek favors. It’s a strategy that is not out of the ordinary in the world where he made his fortune, New York real estate. In Puerto Rico, Fallout Over Unused Aid Raises Questions about Government Mismanagement Over the weekend, a video went viral on social media, showing a warehouse full of unused disaster supplies in...

Duration:00:45:39

Richmond Braces for Major Rally Against Gun Control 2020-01-20

1/20/2020
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Richmond Braces for Major Rally Against Gun Control Thousands of gun rights activists are expected to rally against a series of proposed gun control laws in Virginia. Martin Luther King Jr. Was Surveilled by the FBI. Today, Law Enforcement Still Tracks Black Activists The FBI and law enforcement agencies have come under fire for their surveillance practices of Black activists. Bad Boys Director Adil El Arbi on Taking the Leap from Belgium to Hollywood The FBI and law enforcement...

Duration:00:31:59

Politics with Amy Walter: A Look at Pennsylvania and 2020's Battleground States

1/17/2020
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With caucus and primary season around the corner, it’s only a matter of time until candidates shift gears and begin expanding their campaigns in battleground states. Come November, voters in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin will play a critical role in determining what party will take the White House. Although Pennsylvania handed President Obama victories in 2008 and 2012, voters decided to take a chance on President Trump in 2016, awarding him 20 electoral votes....

Duration:00:52:14

Why Some Newspapers Are Rethinking Presidential Endorsements 2020-01-16

1/16/2020
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Why Some Newspapers Are Rethinking Presidential Endorsements Some newspapers are rethinking not only their endorsement process, but their entire editorial and opinion sections altogether. Rapper Killer Mike on the Political Issues that Matter to Him in 2020 The Takeaway talks to rapper Killer Mike about his activism, starting back when he was a teen, and gets his take on the 2020 candidate field. Trump Administration Ends Delay in Puerto Rico Relief Funding The Department of Housing...

Duration:00:33:56

The United Methodist Church May Split Over LGBTQ Issues — Here's What May Happen 2020-01-15

1/15/2020
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The United Methodist Church May Split Over LGBTQ Issues — Here's What May Happen The "traditionalist" faction of the UMC may split from the Church, leading to an international conundrum. Are Workplaces Ready for Salary Talk? Talking about money has historically been seen as taboo, especially for women. A Rift Within the Romance Novel Industry Romance is the publishing world’s most lucrative genre. Bloomberg's Spending Spree in the 2020 Race Pollsters are watching whether Bloomberg’s...

Duration:00:34:40

Anti-Regime Protests Break Out in Iran Over Shot Down Ukrainian Jet 2020-01-14

1/14/2020
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Anti-Regime Protests Break Out in Iran Over Shot Down Ukrainian Jet Citizens are expressing outrage over the government previously lying about having shot down the passenger plane. International Olympic Committee Bans Politics Protesting at the Summer Games The IOC has renounced the legacy of political protests at the Olympics and has decided to ban demonstrations from within the games. Why are the Oscars Still So White? Five years after the hashtag began, the Oscars nominees still...

Duration:00:31:57

Earthquakes Continue to Rattle Puerto Rico 2020-01-13

1/13/2020
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Earthquakes Continue to Rattle Puerto Rico A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning. Can Solar Energy Solve Puerto Rico's Energy Crisis? Last week’s earthquake in Puerto Rico caused widespread power outages on the Island that left hundreds of thousands of residents without electricity for days. The Legacy of Colonialism in Caribbean Tourism The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world, yet the majority of the money made doesn't stay...

Duration:00:30:45

Politics with Amy Walter: Iran, Impeachment, and Iowa

1/10/2020
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Against the background of impeachment, heightened tensions with Iran, and the Iowa Caucuses, Astead Herndon of The New York Times and Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight join Politics with Amy Walter to provide an update on the state of the Democratic Primary. Plus, Thanassis Cambanis of the Century Foundation analyzes the future of the US-Iran relationship in light of the assassination of Major General Qassim Soleimani and Andrew Clevenger of CQ Roll Call provides context about the War...

Duration:00:31:16

What's the Relationship between Journalism and Patriotism? 2020-01-09

1/9/2020
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What's the Relationship between Journalism and Patriotism? As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, a familiar debate is resurfacing on cable news. The NFL's Rooney Rule is Not Working Like it Was Intended To The Rooney Rule was created to help minorities get more head coaching opportunities in the NFL, it hasn't exactly worked as intended. An Environmental Rule Change That Ignores Climate Change Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when...

Duration:00:31:26

Iran Retaliates, Firing Missiles Into Iraq 2020-01-08

1/8/2020
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Iran Retaliates, Firing Missiles Into Iraq On Tuesday, Iran’s military fired over a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. soldiers. What Lawmakers are Saying About the US-Iran Conflict Plus, a look at what Congress is busy with these next few weeks. Child Care on the Campaign Trail For many women running for office, paying for child care is a major hurdle. Is Willpower the Secret to Keeping New Year's Resolutions? More and more psychologists are...

Duration:00:33:40

Are the Iranian People United Behind Their Government? 2020-01-07

1/7/2020
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Are the Iranian People United Behind Their Government? The media portrayal of Iran shows the country united behind its government. But just how accurate is that viewpoint? Another Look at the US-Iran Conflict from Iranian Americans Two Iranian Americans joined The Takeaway again to give their perspective on the escalating conflict. Two Years Into the Time's Up Movement, Has Hollywood Changed? Does the world of entertainment look better, and safer, because of the movement? "It's What...

Duration:00:39:45

The Aftermath of Soleimani's Death Since the U.S. Airstrike 2020-01-06

1/6/2020
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The Aftermath of Soleimani's Death Since the U.S. Airstrike How is President's Trump decision to assassinate a top Iranian commander playing out in Washington? How Tribal Experts Are Shaping the Federal Government's Wildfire Strategy In recent years, the federal government has been deferring more to tribal experts who say that intentionally setting prescribed fires is the best way to lessen damage from wildfires. Why Some Foster Children Stay in Motels, Offices, and Institutions About...

Duration:00:40:43

“Stirring the Hornets Nest:” US Airstrike Kills Qassim Soleimani 2020-01-03

1/3/2020
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By now you’ve heard the headline...General Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have grown from an already simmering level. Cities and security officials in the U.S. have ramped up efforts in anticipation of retaliation. Soleimani’s death was mourned angrily in Iran, where thousands rallied in Tehran and the general’s hometown of Kerman. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollaha Khamenei, said in...

Duration:00:12:56

How Local and Federal Policies are Criminalizing Homelessness 2020-01-02

1/2/2020
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How Local and Federal Policies are Criminalizing Homelessness Homelessness is on the rise throughout the country, and so is its criminalization. A Look Ahead at U.S. Foreign Policy in 2020 2019 had an overwhelming amount of national news that may have caused us to lose sight of the important foreign policy issues. The Danger of Migrant Protection Protocols and What to Expect from U.S. Immigration Policy in 2020 The U.S. immigration protocols that force migrants to wait for their asylum...

Duration:00:36:51

Laughing in Color 2020-01-01

1/1/2020
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While the lines in comedy are changing at the moment, not everyone is feeling limited by these new rules. As with much of the media landscape, women of color are severely underrepresented on stand-up and improv stages. But as the barriers to entry shift, some are finding their voices heard in a way that seemed impossible five or ten years ago. As part of a new series, The Takeaway is going to explore this complicated moment in comedy. We’ll speak to some of the women of color stand-ups and...

Duration:01:10:22

New York Ends 2019 in a Week of Rampant Anti-Semitism 2019-12-31

12/31/2019
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New York Ends 2019 in a Week of Rampant Anti-Semitism A week of anti-semitic attacks in New York City culminated in five people being stabbed at a Hanukkah party outside the city Saturday night. January 1: More Than Just News Year's Day For many U.S. immigrants and refugees, January 1st is more than just the start of the calendar new year. How TV Shows Have Reflected Political Moments This Decade From optimism to cynicism — how TV reflected political moments in Washington.

Duration:00:32:30

Despite Billions in Aid, Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise 2019-12-30

12/30/2019
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Despite Billions in Aid, Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise Farm bankruptcies are up 24 percent from last year, the highest level the farming industry has seen since 2011. It Could Be Another 257 Years Before Women Are Paid the Same as Men That's 50 years longer than what was predicted just last year. The Highs and Lows of 2019 Movies Film critic Rafer Guzman weighs in on some overlooked highlights from 2019, and also talks about his least favorite movies of the year. Aung San Suu Kyi's...

Duration:00:30:09