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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

Inside the Power of ICE

12/7/2018
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In this hour, we take a look at the creation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and how in just fifteen years it’s gone from an agency with wide bipartisan support to a political lightning rod. We’ll hear from a man who has been detained at Bergen County Jail for nearly a year. We’ll talk to people who work at a non-profit organization where ICE had an informant. Plus a retired agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service explains why he thinks border security should be a...

Duration:00:52:22

US Prosecutors Place Charges in Panama Papers Probe

12/6/2018
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US Prosecutors Place Charges in Panama Papers Probe It was the biggest leak in history. And it showed us how rich people hide their money. What Regulations Are Keeping Civilian Drones in Check? Following our earlier coverage from the week, we look at the various efforts to increase drone enforcement. From Neighbor to Parking Angel to Friend Parking in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles is a nightmare. But for two neighbors, a note on left on a door has eased the...

Duration:00:30:51

How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity

12/5/2018
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How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity Presidential funerals — and the eulogies delivered at them — have made for memorable moments in the nation’s history, and have been used to call for unity in divisive times. Wisconsin and Michigan: What Do They Tell Us About the Democratic Process? Before the incoming Democratic governors take their seats, Republicans are rushing to pass legislation. How Wisconsin Fails its Black Residents By many measures, Wisconsin is one...

Duration:00:36:29

When Police Officers Commit Crimes, How Frequently Are They Punished?

12/3/2018
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When Police Officers Commit Crimes, How Frequently Are They Punished? And what will it take for the culture within police departments to change? The Big Business of Detaining Migrant Children A report published over the weekend in The New York Times details how non-profit organization Southwest Key has made millions detaining migrant children for the federal government. What Happened at the G-20 Summit? The U.S. stood out for standing its ground on pulling out of the Paris Climate...

Duration:00:37:09

Politics with Amy Walter: Pentagon's First-Ever Audit Exposes Massive Accounting Fraud

11/30/2018
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The military budget is at its highest level since World War II, but where exactly does all that money go and what wars are we even fighting these days? In this episode, Amy Walter finds out how much is being spent and how the money aligns with the military's strategic goals for the future of warfare. Plus, a look at how active duty service members feel about their commander-in-chief. And one retired colonel raises concerns about the way President Trump is politicizing the...

Migrant Family Separation Continues at the Border, Despite Executive Order

11/29/2018
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Migrant Family Separation Continues at the Border, Despite Executive Order Immigration officials have yet to provide clarity on the number of children having been separated. Chemical Attack on Central American Migrants Puts America's Relationship with Human Rights in Doubt The United States has a reputation for being a beacon of human rights. Is that reputation deserved? Barry Jenkins and KiKi Layne Capture the Heart of James Baldwin in "If Beale Street Could Talk" Director Barry...

Duration:00:33:51

Is Facebook Too Big? Amid Repeat Offenses, Global Regulators Suggest Breaking Up the Social Media Giant

11/28/2018
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Is Facebook Too Big? Amid Repeat Offenses, Global Regulators Suggest Breaking Up the Social Media Giant Mark Zuckerberg was noticeably absent from a meeting in the UK on Tuesday, where regulators from nine countries demanded answers. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Faces Criticism, But Is It Fair? Facebook's number two executive Sheryl Sandberg is coming under increasing criticism from multiple directions. What's Ahead for the U.S. and China at the G20 Summit? On Monday, President Trump...

Duration:00:40:57

Earlonne Woods, Co-Host of Prison Podcast, Has Sentence Commuted

11/27/2018
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General Motors Announces Big Layoffs and Plant Closures The American car manufacturer announced plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs and halt production at five plants across the United States and Canada. Ahead of G20 Summit, Violence Flares Up Between Russia and Ukraine On Sunday, the Russian coast guard fired at three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait. Earlonne Woods, Co-Host of Prison Podcast, Has Sentence Commuted Gov. Jerry Brown commuted Woods' sentence after having spent 21...

Duration:00:41:43

Migrants Tear Gassed at the Border as U.S. and Mexico Prepare Asylum Policy Change

11/26/2018
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Migrants Tear Gassed at the Border as U.S. and Mexico Prepare Asylum Policy Change Women and children were also among those on the receiving end after U.S. officials fired tear gas across the border and into Mexico. New White House Climate Report Has Some Republicans Questioning Party Line Thirteen federal agencies contributed to a report that's at odds with President Trump's rhetoric on climate. Amid Romaine Warning, Trump Administration Blocks Rule Mandating Farmers Test Water The...

Duration:00:39:34

Politics with Amy Walter: Family, Friendship and Politics Collide on Thanksgiving

11/23/2018
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Sure, it’s nice to gather everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving. But depending on the family, there can be just as much laughter as there is screaming and tears. And politics doesn’t help. Amid our deeply polarized time, some relationships are being tested like never before. Amy Walter explores the ways in which relationships have been strained by political discord. Guests: Keith Chen Ginger Ikuno Judy Mooney Carroll Doherty

Duration:00:27:10

The History of Thanksgiving Food, from the First Venison to Your Modern Day Table

11/22/2018
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The History of Thanksgiving Food, from the First Venison to Your Modern Day Table Why do we eat what we eat on this day? Food historian and writer Sandy Oliver takes us back to the beginning, and we hear from you about what makes your Thanksgiving table unique. For Some Native Americans, Rethinking an American Holiday One chef is reclaiming Thanksgiving for Native Americans like himself, with a focus on Native foods. The Evolution of American Food A look at the ways in which Americans’...

Duration:00:47:22

'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving

11/21/2018
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'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving What do you do for Thanksgiving when your entire community is gone? Risa Johnson shares how the community is feeling gratitude in the midst of tragedy. Underneath Gun Violence Women Face the Biggest Risk One in four women have been the victim of intimate partner violence in this country, and black women have the highest death rate from domestic violence incidents. Native Government Repeals Press Freedom Law...

Duration:00:45:46

Caravan Migrants Face Mexican Protesters on Road to U.S. Border

11/20/2018
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Caravan Migrants Face Mexican Protesters on Road to U.S. Border Protesters shouted, "Mexico First" against caravan migrants. Fleeing Violence and Discrimination: Life for LGBTQ People in Central America Diego Molina, a volunteer for Dike LGBTI in El Salvador, describes what it's like for LGBTQ+ people in El Salvador and throughout Central America. What Emergency Responders Face on the US-Mexico Border One anthropologist and emergency responder talk about working on the border, and what...

Duration:00:40:25

The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis

11/19/2018
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The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Northern California, where more than 10,000 families have lost their homes. 'He's a Champion': The Lost and Found Pets of the Camp Fire When the Camp Fire roared through Paradise in Northern California, many had to leave their pets behind as they fled. Some lucky families have gotten them back. Democratic Sweep of Orange County Delivers Near Fatal Blow to the California Republican Party Orange County had...

Duration:00:35:25

Politics with Amy Walter: The Money Behind the Midterms

11/16/2018
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Counting on Election Integrity in Florida Machine meltdowns, recounts and who's responsible? The Money Behind the Midterms More than $5 billion was spent by candidates alone in this year's midterm elections, with roughly 90 percent of Congressional elections going to the candidate who spent the most. Why Attorney General Races Draw National Attention (and Donations) As the state’s “top lawyer,” the stakes are high for an attorney general — but the cost of running a successful election...

"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire

11/15/2018
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"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire Four survivors of the devastating Camp Fire tell us their stories of escape and trying to forge ahead. Director Steve McQueen on "Widows," A Thriller Tailor-Made for 2018 “12 Years a Slave,” director Steve McQueen sits down with The Takeaway to discuss “Widows," his new movie that balances an action-heavy plot with heavier themes. Tanzania Escalates Violence Against LGBTQ People Hundreds have fled a government crackdown...

Duration:00:30:40

Amazon Comes to the Neighborhood

11/14/2018
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Amazon Comes to the Neighborhood On Tuesday, Amazon named Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia as the cite of their HQ2 locations. So what are the terms of the deal? Scotland Aims to Stamp Out Homophobia Through LGBTQ Education Last week, Scotland became the first country in the world to mandate the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum. Comprehending the 'Wide, Deep' Destruction of the Camp Fire The Camp Fire in...

Duration:00:35:32

Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane"

11/13/2018
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Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane" The NRA told doctors to "stay in their lane," and not take on the issue of gun violence. Doctors said: no way. How Criminal Justice Fared in the Midterms — and Why Conservative Support Mattered Criminal justice reform was on the ballot in at least a dozen states, and conservative support was crucial in several victories. Michelle Obama Shines Light on Infertility Struggles of Black Women In her memoir, Michelle Obama opens up about her...

Duration:00:33:19

Devastating Fires Rage Throughout California

11/12/2018
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Devastating Fires Rage Throughout California The Camp Fire has already been marked as the deadliest fire in recent California history. Trial Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question Enters Second Week The State of New York, along with more than a dozen other states and cities, is suing the Commerce Department, arguing that a citizenship question was added improperly to the census. Counts and Recounts: Contested Races and How We Decide Them An update on the tightest midterm races that still...

Duration:00:38:34

Politics with Amy Walter: The Case for Speaker Pelosi, Again

11/9/2018
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The Case for Speaker Pelosi, Again In 2007, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to lead the House of Representatives. She wants her job back. With Democrats in the House, Will a Divided Government Be Able to Govern? While Democrats will no longer be locked out of power completely, it's unclear what they'll be able to accomplish with Republicans still in control of the White House and Senate. Congressional Firsts: Newly Elected Democrat Angie Craig Will Represent Minnesota Swing...

Duration:00:50:14