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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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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

Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula

4/19/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — This week, the South Korean government and President Trump confirmed news items that seemed out of the realm of possibility just one month ago: a prospective meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and talks to formally end the over-60-years-long Korean War. President Trump also confirmed on Wednesday that C.I.A. Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo secretly met with Kim Jong-un during Easter to lay the groundwork for the...

Duration:00:40:09

From Medallion Mogul to Presidential Fixer: Michael Cohen's Rise and Fall

4/18/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — By now, you’ve probably heard of Michael Cohen. Cohen is most famous today as President Trump’s personal lawyer and all-purpose fixer. He paid off Stormy Daniels through a shell company to quash allegations of a sexual liaison. And recently it was revealed in open court that Cohen has Fox New pundit Sean Hannity as a client. That information was disclosed subsequent to a raid of Cohen's offices by the F.B.I. earlier this month. But long before...

Duration:00:46:38

Seven Dead After Prison Riots in South Carolina

4/17/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Seven inmates were killed and 17 more injured in a series of fights that broke out at a maximum security prison in South Carolina on Sunday night. Lee Correctional Institution, which houses 1,500 male inmates, has a history of violence; its former warden calls it the most dangerous prison in South Carolina. Corrections officers declined to intervene in the brawl for four hours from the start of the incident. — A diminishing supply of opioid drugs...

Duration:00:40:50

U.S. and Allies Strike Syria, But What's Next?

4/16/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Over the weekend, a U.S.-led coalition, involving the assistance of Britain and France, executed airstrikes against three Syrian targets believed to be related to the country's chemical weapons program. The strikes were intended as a warning against further use of chemical agents by the Assad regime. But in Damascus the morning after the strikes, Syrian propaganda was in full force with pro-Assad demonstrators in the streets celebrating the limited...

Duration:00:47:36

Striking Differences in Opioid Crisis Depending on State of Residence

4/13/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Depending on where you live in the United States, the opioid crisis may look remarkably different, which is important when it comes to how local officials are confronting the epidemic. In Oregon, for example, opioid-assisted overdoses have dropped 20% from their peak a few years back, and there are some positive signs of recovery. But in Ohio, things are not at promising. The state is second only to West Virginia in its drug overdoses, and in many...

Duration:00:40:40

Trump Set to Announce Response to Syrian Gas Attack, Weighing Missile Strike

4/12/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — A decision on how best to respond to a chemical attack in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma over the weekend is being considered this week, after President Trump told reporters he would announce his plans within a few days of the attack near Syria's capital. The President canceled plans to attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru and Colombia in order to oversee his response, and White House press secretary told reporters “all options are on...

Duration:00:40:12

Mark Zuckerberg Grilled Before Congress; Paul Ryan Retires from Congress

4/11/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — On Tuesday, Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg apologized in a congressional hearing for the abuse of data scraped from Facebook users without their permission. Testimony this week was motivated largely by reports that research firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to the data from 87 million Facebook users. Zuckerberg sits before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today where he faces more questions about how and when information was...

Duration:00:35:11

Calls Mount for Pruitt's Termination in Swirling Ethics Scandal

4/10/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Questions about Scott Pruitt's spending have been dogging the E.P.A. secretary for some time now. But as recent reports show a cushy housing arrangement with the wife of an energy lobbyist in Washington D.C., there are growing calls from members of Congress, as well as reportedly from President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly, for Pruitt's termination. — Over the weekend, residents of Puerto Rico marked 200 days since Hurricane Maria devastated...

Duration:00:41:41

Video Shows Apparent Gas Attack on Civilians in Syria's Douma

4/9/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — On Saturday, nationwide town halls placed young, newly-galvanized activists in close proximity to legislators capable of effecting real change. The 'Town Hall For Our Lives' events, an offshoot of the massive protests against gun violence that swept the streets last month, took place in conservative and liberal districts across the country. According to Town Hall Project, the organizing partner behind most of the events on Saturday, 120 town halls...

Duration:00:45:18

State Education Budgets Across the Country Are in Crisis. Here's Why.

4/6/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — This week, striking teachers across Oklahoma have been following in the footsteps of their counterparts in West Virginia. Their grievances, like those of so many teachers across the country, focus not only on low wages but the general lack of funding from the statehouse for basic operational costs. Public schools are dealing with a shortage of supplies, outdated textbooks, poorly maintained buildings, and in some cases, a four-day school week....

Duration:00:34:47

Attack at YouTube HQ Points to Rise in Workplace Homicides

4/5/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — On Tuesday afternoon, a disgruntled blogger forced her way into YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, and fired at employees before committing suicide. The incident follows a spate of mass shootings around the country. But it also points to a troubling trend, a rise in the number of workplace homicides across the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 500 workplace killings in 2016. That's up from 409 in 2014. While...

Duration:00:33:36

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy, Fifty Years Later

4/4/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis to support the city’s striking sanitation workers who were protesting abusive working conditions and low wages. Today, the Lorraine Motel stands as it did back in 1968, no longer a functioning motel, it’s part of the National Civil Rights Museum and its most famous occupant has become...

Duration:00:42:38

Signs of Trade War as China Slams Tariffs on U.S. Exports

4/3/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Early in March, President Trump boasted that in a potential trade war between the U.S. and China, the U.S. would easily prevail. This statement came just a couple of weeks before announcing that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and on potentially an estimated $60 billion worth of Chinese goods, sparking fears of retaliation. On Monday, investors' anxieties were realized in a financial riposte from China: retaliatory tariffs...

Duration:00:44:17

Gaza Unfurls in Massive Demonstrations, Israel Responds with Deadly Firepower

4/2/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — On Friday, thousands of Palestinians took part in demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border. The protest was just the beginning of what is expected to be a six-week long demonstration. But on that first day, interactions between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers quickly turned violent. At least 15 Palestinians were killed and, according to the Gaza health ministry, more than 700 were wounded. — A 2017 Reuters report found that some...

Duration:00:48:51

Deported U.S. Veterans Speak Out Against Treatment by Feds

3/30/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — The Texas Civil Rights Project estimates that in total, about 3,000 U.S. military veterans have been deported from the country, though the Department of Homeland Security does not officially keep track. Hector Barajas, once such veteran, operates a safehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, nicknamed "The Bunker." The storefront functions as a makeshift asylum for veterans deported to Mexico. Barajas served in the military for six years when he was expelled...

Duration:00:39:24

Latest Cabinet-Level Shakeup at White House Ousts V.A. Secretary Shulkin

3/29/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Last Thursday, the city of Atlanta was largely taken offline by a sophisticated ransomware attack. While critical services like 911 remained uninterrupted, non-essential systems that manage the city's bureaucracy were rendered unusable. The group responsible for the attack demanded a ransom of $51,000 in order to have those systems restored. The Atlanta cyberattack is believed to be one of the biggest and most sustained attacks against a major...

Duration:00:40:01

Asian Americans May Lose Out in Trump Administration's Census

3/28/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — On Monday night, the Commerce Department formally announced that it will comply with a Trump administration request to include a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census. The news sparked immediate criticism from state officials. Advocacy groups also spoke out against the decision, citing intimidation as reason immigrant populations may fail to participate in the census. In Asian-American communities, individuals are already at risk of...

Duration:00:42:37

Syrians Flee Eastern Ghouta Under Tenuous Ceasefire

3/27/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — Approximately 1,565 patients with gunshot wounds are treated in emergency rooms across the country each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. Trauma surgeons and nurses who are on the front lines are seeing no major changes in legislation or policy, and their frustration is growing as the victims keep arriving at their doorsteps. That frustration is leading some physicians to look towards advocacy efforts to help curb the mounting...

Duration:00:47:15

Young Voices Demand Action At Nationwide Rallies

3/26/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — From Parkland, Florida, to Queens, New York, to Newark New Jersey, young voices took center stage over the weekend in mass rallies calling on Congress to end their inaction on substantive gun reform. The Takeaway brings you to the front lines of the marches in Washington, D.C., and Newark, where communities of color are often plagued by gun violence and have long complained about the absence of effective government intervention. — Three...

Duration:00:46:26

John Bolton, Who Once Called for Pre-Emptive Strike on N. Korea, is Trump's New NatSec Adviser

3/23/2018
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Here's what you'll find on today's show: — The world found out via tweet that President Trump was engaging in another White House reshuffling, this time swapping out current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton has taken a hard line in the past with respect to the foreign policy quagmires in Iran and North Korea. Instead of favoring an incremental approach, Bolton once called for a so-called 'nosebleed' strike against...

Duration:00:46:50

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