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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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Honduras Caravan: Thousands of Hondurans Fleeing Violence Head to U.S. Amid Trump's Threats

10/18/2018
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Honduras Caravan: Thousands of Hondurans Fleeing Violence Head to the U.S. Amid Trump's Threats President Trump has urged Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — known as the Northern Triangle — to stop the people from traveling north, threatening to pull aid to the countries. How Effective is Major League Baseball's Domestic Violence Policy? This season, the Houston Astros traded for a player after he was suspended for domestic violence allegations. Now, the team is announcing efforts to...

Duration:00:44:43

The Dangers of Being a Woman and a Journalist

10/17/2018
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Journalist's Disappearance Puts Spotlight on Saudi Arabia's Record of Human Rights Abuses Since seizing power in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has escalated the Kingdom's disregard for human rights. The Dangers of Being a Woman and a Journalist Last week Viktoria Marinova, an investigative television journalist in Bulgaria, was brutally murdered. Journalism seems as dangerous as ever for women in Europe. Why? Maine Opponent to Medicaid Expansion is Given National...

Duration:00:39:21

Recover, Rebuild: Updating Our Communities for a New Climate Reality

10/16/2018
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Recover, Rebuild: Updating Our Communities for a New Climate Reality Hurricanes like Michael reveal that our infrastructure, building codes, and preparedness protocols are based on outdated models. We consider a new way forward. The US-Saudi Relationship: What Happens Now? The economic ties are strong and may prevent the U.S. from taking any meaningful action in response to the targeting of the journalist. What is Preventing Native Americans from Getting to the Polls? The voter ID law...

Duration:00:45:59

Migrant Family Separations: The Trump Administration May Bring Back the Policy

10/15/2018
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Migrant Family Separations: The Trump Administration May Bring Back the Policy The Trump Administration is floating the idea that migrant family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border may come back. Jamal Khashoggi: Journalist's Disappearance Reveals Broader Crackdown on Other Dissidents Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's mysterious disappearance has caused shockwaves throughout the world, with many now looking at Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on dissenters. Voter ID Law in North Dakota Will...

Duration:00:45:30

Politics with Amy Walter: Has Trump Kept His Campaign Promises?

10/12/2018
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We are less than a month away from the Midterm Elections. And that also means we are two years out from the 2016 campaign, when then-candidate Donald Trump ran on a series of promises to the American people: creating millions of new jobs, revitalizing manufacturing, renegotiating NAFTA, and of course, building the wall. For this hour of Politics with Amy Walter, we analyze President Trump's top promises that he made in his campaign, and whether or not he's followed through on them. We break...

Duration:00:53:44

Violence Against Transgender People is on the Rise

10/11/2018
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Violence Against Transgender People is On The Rise Violence against transgender people is at record high levels. And local police often fail to provide justice. Poverty in St. Louis is Exacerbated by an Affordable Housing Crisis Over a quarter of city residents are living below the federal poverty line, where finding affordable housing is nearly impossible. One Year After Wildfires Raze Northern California, Residents Look Back One family lost everything, just barely escaping their home...

Duration:00:44:01

"They Were Cutting My Hands": Unaccompanied Migrant Children Encounter Problems with Asylum Policy

10/10/2018
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"They Were Cutting My Hands": Unaccompanied Migrant Children Encounter Problems with Asylum Policy One teenager's story illustrates the many hurdles young people face trying to secure safety in the U.S. Dissident Journalist Believed Assassinated by Saudi Hit Team in Turkey Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing last month after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Democratic National Committee Faces Criticism from Black Women Ahead of the midterms, some Democrats are...

Duration:00:46:17

New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

10/9/2018
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New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What? A new UN climate report predicts catastrophic damage by climate change by the year 2040. So what do we do now? We talk about technological and political solutions. Trump Declares War on Poverty Over; Residents of Rural North Carolina Still Struggling to Get By Battered by both hurricanes Maria and Florence, rural Lumberton, North Carolina, feels politically disconnected from Washington, DC. Nikki Haley Announces She's Stepping Down...

Duration:00:48:41

On Columbus Day, Being Undocumented in America

10/8/2018
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Senators Collins and Manchin: What Do Voters Think of their Kavanaugh Votes? Although the voting for Kavanaugh was almost entirely along party lines, there were some senators whose votes we were all watching. How the Supreme Court is Perceived with Justice Kavanaugh With Kavanaugh's politically charged confirmation hearing, will he be a balanced and fair Justice? Playwright Dominique Morisseau Calls for a Collective Shift in the Theater World Dominique Morisseau is among the 25 winners...

Duration:00:38:24

Politics with Amy Walter: Can Our District Attorneys Reform American Criminal Justice?

10/5/2018
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Advocates for police reform have long looked to lawmakers in hopes of addressing the social inequities baked into the criminal justice system. And even though criminal justice reform receives bipartisan lip service, our polarized legislature has yet to make serious headway on issues like reducing sentences for low-level drug crimes. But there's another layer of bureaucracy that may prove effective in transforming how the system doles out justice: our nation's district attorneys. And in what...

Duration:00:49:50

How Fair is America's Tax Code?

10/4/2018
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How Fair is America's Tax Code? Most American's think they pay their fare share of taxes but the rich and corporations aren't paying enough. Rewatching Teen Flicks of the 80s with Modern Eyes What were teenagers like Brett Kavanaugh watching in the 80s? Many of the popular films of that time normalize rape culture. Narrative Over 'Trump Country' Overlooks Rural Black Americans With all the focus on white rural voters who voted for Trump, another important group of constituents is...

Duration:00:40:13

Does America Have a Drinking Problem?

10/3/2018
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Does America Have a Drinking Problem? Judge Brett Kavanaugh's teenage drinking habits came under scrutiny at last Thursday's Senate hearing. Trump's Father Funneled Hundreds of Millions to Son, Through Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud President Trump says he is a self-made man. But by age 8 he was a millionaire. Desperation in Indonesia as Earthquake and Tsunami Death Toll Rises What are the logistical difficulties of providing aid to Indonesia, in response to the devastating earthquake and...

Duration:00:53:01

Government Increasingly Uses Tent Cities as Number of Migrant Kids in Custody Surge

10/2/2018
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Government Increasingly Uses Tent Cities as Number of Migrant Kids in Custody Surge The federal government is increasing the size of tent cities in order to handle the number of unaccompanied minors in its custody. 300 Students Killed by the Government: Mexico's 1968 Massacre and Its Echoes Today How does the present-day Mexican student movement look back at the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre? New Film 'Consent' Documents the Painful Reckoning of Accuser and Accused A new film from Vice...

Duration:00:42:15

What Will the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Look Like?

10/1/2018
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What Will the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Look Like? With all the limitations the White House has placed on the FBI, we look at how this investigation will shape out throughout the week. National Sexual Assault Hotlines Track Spike in Calls During Emotional Hearings Calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline spiked last week during an emotional testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Rape Accusations Allegations about the international celebrity...

Duration:00:41:52

Politics with Amy Walter: Kavanaugh Hearings and A Conversation with John Kerry

9/28/2018
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Rage, Fear and Unraveling at Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings The nation watched as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified under oath about an alleged sexual assault. Supreme Court Nominations are Supposed to Assuage Fears About Partisanship, So What Happened Thursday? What will the Kavanaugh hearings do for the partisan divide? Former Secretary of State John Kerry on America's Shifting Place in Geopolitical Landscape John Kerry and Amy Walter...

Duration:00:37:39

Kavanaugh, Ford Testify: What To Expect

9/27/2018
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Kavanaugh, Ford Testify: What To Expect Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are set to testify Thursday. Inside the "Boys Club": Then and Now A look at the "boys club" of D.C. through the eyes of a pioneering Senator who built her career in the 90s, and a journalist who’s been inside Washington for decades. Advocate Who Was Offered a Second Chance, Helps Others on the Path Away from Prison Stanley Richards of the Fortune Society helps other formerly incarcerated men and...

Duration:00:37:49

Cosby in Prison and Its Implications in the MeToo Era

9/26/2018
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Cosby in Prison and Its Implications in the MeToo Era Bill Cosby, once known to millions as “America’s Dad,” was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his home in 2004. Trump Inc. Looks at Elliott Broidy's Influence in the Presidency Elliott Broidy is a relatively minor character in the intersection of Trump's business and his presidency. DNC Chair Keith Ellison Fights Off Claims He Was Physically and Emotionally Abusive to...

Duration:00:46:08

Women Grapple with Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

9/25/2018
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Women Grapple with Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh The Takeaway talks to three women about how they are watching the Kavanaugh story unfold and what their expectations are for the future. Trump's Speech at the United Nations Reveals Fault Lines in US Foreign Policy President Trump's speech before the United Nations General Assembly stressed American sovereignty over international cooperation. Opioid Overdoses are Affecting Workers on the Job Employers have been slow to...

Duration:00:42:12

Rocky Terrain for Supreme Court Confirmation as Accusations Against Kavanaugh Mount

9/24/2018
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Rocky Terrain for Supreme Court Confirmation as Accusations Against Kavanaugh Mount More accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have emerged. Gloria Steinem and DeRay McKessen on How To Sustain Activism Tanzina Vega talks with two prominent activists about the difficulties in keeping a movement going and why they're both "hopeaholics." Trump Administration Moves to Restrict Green Card Access for Legal Immigrants The Department of Homeland Security wants to restrict...

Duration:00:35:08

Politics with Amy Walter: Why They Speak Out: What Sexual Assault Survivors Risk When Going Public

9/21/2018
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Why They Speak Out: What Sexual Assault Survivors Risk When Going Public In light of the sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh, Jennie Willoughby, ex-wife of Rob Porter, explains why she came forward with abuse allegations against her ex-husband. Kavanaugh Confirmation: What Happens Next? A Senate hearing over an allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh is still up in the air. As we approach the Monday deadline, The Takeaway breaks down what to expect. In...

Duration:00:45:47