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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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@TheTakeaway

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English

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Episodes

New York Approves Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers 2021-04-13

4/13/2021
New York Approves Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers Last week, lawmakers in New York state approved a historic $2.1 billion relief fund for undocumented workers and other workers with nontraditional jobs. Future of U.S.-Iran Negotiations Complicated by Attack on Iranian Nuclear Site Iran’s government has been tight-lipped about the full extent of the damage at a nuclear facility, but multiple outlets are reporting that Israel was involved in the recent attack. Protests Erupt in...

Duration:00:48:25

Biden Announces Commission to Explore Reforming the Supreme Court 2021-04-12

4/12/2021
Biden Announces Commission to Explore Reforming the Supreme Court Former President Trump’s appointment of three justices cemented the ideologically conservative 6-3 tilt. Haiti Still Hasn't Received COVID-19 Vaccines Not a single dose of any COVID-19 vaccine has been made available for the country’s more than 11 million people. Amazon Defeats Unionizing Efforts in Alabama According to the ballot count, workers at the facility voted overwhelmingly not to form a union. How a Previously...

Duration:00:45:51

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Latest News in the Biden Admin 2021-04-09

4/9/2021
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Aging Infrastructure, Vaccine Appointments, And More Governor Murphy joins the Takeaway for a conversation about the state’s pandemic response, school reopenings, and election reform in the state. Divisions Emerge Over Biden's Proposal to Raise the Corporate Tax Rate One of the biggest debates emerging around President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how to pay for it. Kentucky Passes Law to Expand Voting Access This Wednesday, Kentucky...

Duration:00:45:33

Arkansas Becomes First State to Ban Gender-Affirming Treatment for Transgender Youth 2021-04-08

4/8/2021
Arkansas Becomes First State to Ban Gender-Affirming Treatment for Transgender Youth Earlier this week, the Arkansas state legislature overrode a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson on House Bill 15-70. Is Civilian Oversight Effective? Following last summer's protests against police brutality, calls for civilian oversight of police became widespread in cities across the U.S. Derek Chauvin Trial: Expert and Police Testimony Denounces Chauvin's Actions A look back at what expert and police...

Duration:00:56:15

Corporations Take A Stand Against Republican Voting Laws 2021-04-07

4/7/2021
Corporations Take A Stand Against Republican Voting Laws Senator Mitch McConnell retaliated by accusing corporations of “behaving like a woke parallel government." Rethinking the Federal Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the creation of a new unit to coordinate between federal agencies on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women. Brain Fog is Everywhere During the Pandemic After a year of isolation,...

Duration:00:49:09

Vaccine Versus Variants: The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. 2021-04-06

4/6/2021
Vaccine Versus Variants: The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. More than 61 million people have been fully vaccinated in the U.S., with more than 106 million people at least partially vaccinated. Vaccine Distribution Disparities in Africa The continent of Africa has administered less than two percent of global vaccine distribution, despite making up 17 percent of the global population. President Biden Pushes to Shape the Federal Courts Last week, President Joe Biden announced...

Duration:00:55:21

COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities Persist Worldwide 2021-04-05

4/5/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities Persist Worldwide High-income countries have purchased over half of the world’s supply of vaccines, even though they make up less than a fifth of the global population. Why Advocates Say D.C. Statehood is Long Overdue Momentum has grown around statehood for Washington, D.C., and advocates say it has wide-ranging implications on issues ranging from racial equity to gun control. Natalia Lafourcade and her Powerful Relationship with Traditional Mexican...

Duration:01:03:30

Georgia's Newest Voting Law Aims to Reduce Access to the Polls 2021-04-02

4/2/2021
Georgia's Newest Voting Law Aims to Reduce Access to the Polls Lawmakers in Georgia are part of a national trend in which legislators across the country have introduced more than 250 bills that aim to restrict voting. In Texas, Lawmakers Advance Legislation for New Restrictions on Voting SB7 would do everything from limit early voting hours to prohibit drive-thru voting in the state.

Duration:00:56:21

What the American Jobs Plan Will Mean for the Care Economy 2021-04-01

4/1/2021
What the American Jobs Plan Will Mean for the Care Economy On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled his $2 trillion plan to boost the economy and rebuild infrastructure across the U.S. Cities Across New York Submit Plans for Police Reform, Critics Say Many Don't Go Far Enough An executive order signed by Andrew Cuomo required every city and town in New York to submit a plan for policing overhauls by today or risk losing state funding.

Duration:00:46:55

As States Expand Vaccine Eligibility, Incarcerated Populations Are Not Prioritized 2021-03-31

3/31/2021
As States Expand Vaccine Eligibility, Incarcerated Populations Are Not Prioritized Insufficient medical care and congregate settings mean that prisons have struggled to contain coronavirus outbreaks throughout the pandemic. Unemployment Fraud Surges During the COVID-19 Pandemic Since the pandemic began, there have been more than 425,000 fraudulent unemployment benefit claims in New York State alone. What a Unionization Effort in Alabama Could Mean for the Labor Movement The fight over...

Duration:00:42:52

How the Pandemic Is Deepening the Divide in Education 2021-03-30

3/30/2021
How the Pandemic Is Deepening the Divide in Education Schools and families have struggled to adjust to the abrupt change in how children learn over the past year. Legal Weed in New York: Will It Reverse Decades of Racial Inequity? A new bill is set to be passed, making marijuana legal in the state. Brazil Struggles to Contain COVID-19 Amid ongoing political debates over the pandemic, Brazil has seen record high daily death totals from COVID-19 in recent weeks and experienced nationwide...

Duration:00:37:43

House Investigation Will Look Into How the Capitol Insurrection Happened 2021-03-29

3/29/2021
House Investigation Will Look Into How the Capitol Insurrection Happened Last Thursday, seven Democratic-led House committees launched a probe into the federal government’s handling of the events on January 6th and what preceded it. The Battle Against the Controversial Line 3 Pipeline Project Rages on in Minnesota The nearly 400-mile Line 3 pipeline expansion faces fierce opposition from Indigenous and climate activists in Minnesota. How the Press Handled President Biden's First News...

Duration:00:45:15

A Look Back at Colorado's History of Mass Shootings 2021-03-26

3/26/2021
A Look Back at Colorado's History of Mass Shootings This week, a gunman in Boulder, Colorado killed ten people while they were shopping in a local grocery store. Vice President Harris to Lead the White House Response at the Southern Border This week, President Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the United States’ response to the growing number of migrants arriving at the southern border. Biden Proposes Gun Reform in Light of Atlanta, Boulder Shootings In the wake of the...

Duration:00:49:24

The First Step Towards Reparations in Evanston, Illinois 2021-03-25

3/25/2021
The First Step Towards Reparations in Evanston, Illinois The first phase of the reparations program in Evanston, Illinois begins with the distribution of housing grants to Black residents that faced discriminatory housing policies. How the Pandemic Has Exacerbated the Lack of Affordable Housing A look at the pandemic’s impact on the rental market in the U.S. and how it has exacerbated the lack of affordable housing. Derek Chauvin Trial: Jury is Selected As City Settles Lawsuit with...

Duration:00:49:00

The Role of Anxiety in Post-Pandemic Life 2021-03-24

3/24/2021
The Role of Anxiety in Post-Pandemic Life The trauma of the last year will linger beyond the mass deployment of a vaccine. Can Bystander Intervention Training Help Curb Street Harassment? With anti-Asian attacks and harassment on the rise, there’s been renewed interest in these trainings, especially in light of last week’s shooting in Atlanta. Fewer People Are in Jail. But Spending On Incarceration Has Only Increased. A new report shows how cities spend $25 billion for more than 3,000...

Duration:00:55:57

The Race Between the Vaccine and the Variants 2021-03-23

3/23/2021
The Race Between the Vaccine and the Variants More than a dozen states have seen increases in their daily case averages. In Michigan alone, there’s been a 92% increase in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. Are Vaccine Passports Inevitable in the U.S.? A number of countries, including China and those in the E.U, recently announced their plans to implement vaccine passport programs. Inequality on Display During the NCAA's March Madness Tournament Women's basketball teams participating...

Duration:00:48:38

Conditions for Unaccompanied Minors in U.S. Custody Come Under Scrutiny 2021-03-22

3/22/2021
Conditions for Unaccompanied Minors in U.S. Custody Come Under Scrutiny The Biden administration continues to struggle to respond to the increase in unaccompanied minors being admitted at the U.S.-Mexico border. What a Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act Means During a Pandemic The Violence Against Women Act was first put into place in 1994 and established federal legal protections for victims of violent crime. Ageism is on the Rise Worldwide According to a new report from the World...

Duration:01:01:34

From Statehood to Self-Determination: The Political Future of Puerto Rico 2021-03-19

3/19/2021
From Statehood to Self-Determination: The Political Future of Puerto Rico This month, two different bills aiming to redefine Puerto Rico's relationship to the mainland U.S. have been introduced in Congress. What You Need to Know About Foreign Interference in the 2020 Election A recently declassified national intelligence report outlines efforts authorized by foreign leaders to influence public opinion about the 2020 presidential race.

Duration:00:55:44

The Deep History of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S. 2021-03-18

3/18/2021
Eight People, Including Six Asian Women, Killed in Atlanta Spa Shooting On Tuesday, a 21-year-old white gunman went on a rampage in three spas in Atlanta, killing at least eight people—including six women of Asian descent. The Deep History of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S. Recent attacks and violent racism against the AAPI population existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Latino Opioid Overdoses Have Been on the Rise. Is the Pandemic Making it Worse? A federal agency is calling the...

Duration:00:43:57

Across the U.S., Republicans Express Hesitancy About Getting COVID-19 Vaccines 2021-03-17

3/17/2021
Across the U.S., Republicans Express Hesitancy About Getting COVID-19 Vaccines According to a CBS News poll, a third of Republicans have said they won’t get vaccinated, with another 20 percent saying they’re unsure. Republican Lawmakers in Texas Attempt to Reduce Access to Voting Lawmakers in Texas have introduced a number of bills that would make it harder to vote. Why We Ask Women to Create Safety Rather Than Eradicating Male Violence Most women are brought up to take precautions to...

Duration:00:49:48