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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

Following Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Renewed Calls for Police Reform in Congress 2021-04-23

4/23/2021
Following Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Renewed Calls for Police Reform in Congress While many breathed a sigh of relief following the verdict, the days since have been a reminder of just how rampant police violence is in the country. How Advocates Are Pushing President Biden to Confront Environmental Racism Although he’s already taking more steps than his predecessor, some advocates are pushing President Biden to go much further to address environmental racism. Statehood for Washington,...

Duration:00:44:05

What's Next for the Minneapolis Police Department? 2021-04-22

4/22/2021
What's Next for the Minneapolis Police Department? After the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s case was delivered, the Department of Justice announced that they would investigate the Minneapolis Police Department. For the First Time in Over 60 Years, Cuba Will Not Be Run By a Castro For the first time in over 60 years, Cuba will not be run by a Castro. Journalists Are Burning Out Between COVID-19, the election, and protests against police brutality, journalists have been caught in an...

Duration:01:12:59

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd 2021-04-21

4/21/2021
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd After just ten hours of deliberation, a jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd. Illinois Expands Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Last week, Illinois became the first state in the nation to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage. How Notions of Masculinity Have Evolved in Hip Hop Over Time Though often understood by the media, the late rapper DMX often displayed...

Duration:00:07:22

How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis 2021-04-20

4/20/2021
How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis Americans Are Starting To Have Casual Sex Again—That Could Bring an Explosion in STIs Community Science Blooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duration:00:45:53

Killing of Chicago Teen Renews Focus on Latinos and Police Brutality; Colo. Parents Reflect on Child to Mass Shooting

4/19/2021
Reaction to the recent police killing of a teenage boy in Chicago was immediately followed by local outrage, but newly released video that contradicts initial statements by law enforcement is now drawing national scrutiny. It also brings into focus the history of police violence against Latinos in the United States. From Chicago, we turn to the suburbs of Denver where a community is all too familiar with being devastating by gun violence of a different kind: mass shootings. Sandy and Lonnie...

Duration:00:46:10

Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia 2021-04-16

4/16/2021
Biden Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Russia The actions against Russia represent one of the first major tests for the new administration on the international level. Biden Administration Emphasizes Commitment to Israel at a Chaotic Moment in Israeli Politics A visit to Israel from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again fighting for his political future. What Withdrawing from Afghanistan Means for Veterans and Active...

Duration:00:55:51

The Reality of Driving While Black 2021-04-15

4/15/2021
The Reality of Driving While Black Today, Black drivers are 20 percent more likely to be pulled over than white drivers. Derek Chauvin Trial: Chauvin's Defense Presents, and Rests, Its Case This week, the defense presented and rested its case. President Biden Announces His Plan to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan The decision would mark the end of the U.S.’s longest-ever war. Documentary Filmmakers Push for PBS to Improve Commitment to Diversity Behind the Camera This year, a growing...

Duration:00:44:01

U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following Six Cases of Rare Blood Clotting 2021-04-14

4/14/2021
U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Following Six Cases of Rare Blood Clotting Federal health agencies will investigate Johnson & Johnson's potential link to the rare blood clotting disorder “out of an abundance of caution.” How the Federal Government Can Effectively Distribute Tribal Stimulus Funding Advocates are hoping the $32 billion in stimulus funding to Native communities can help with current disparities, but also address longstanding issues of underfunding for Indian...

Duration:00:50:59

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