In 2015, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, exposed anew the problem of excess blood lead levels in children. Now a new investigation has identified over 3,800 neighborhoods around the US whose children have blood lead levels twice as high as the levels in Flint.
A traditional instrument from Veracruz, Mexico has become the voice of immigration activism and community building in the US. And not just for activists, but for popular bands Las Cafeteras and JaroChicanos too.
Sarmad Assali, an Orthodox Christian in Allentown, Pennsylvania, supported Donald Trump for president. She was stunned this weekend when his refugee and immigration restrictions meant her relatives were deported back to Damascus.
As public officials and individuals seek fast solutions to economic woes, sustainable investor Woody Tasch advises investing in businesses that are good for the planet but slow in financial returns. He discusses his ideas and new book on Living on Earth.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Petty Island, a small island in the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It's been owned for years by the oil company CITGO, which is owned by the Venezuelan government. Now Venezuela wants to hand ownership of the island over to New Jersey. Anchor Katy Clark gets details from the BBC's Carlos Chirino.
Dylan Thomas is one of the most famous poets and writers from Wales. He was born in a port city on the south coast of the small British nation. It's the second biggest city in Wales, after Cardiff. Where in Wales was Dylan Thomas born?
Burmese communities in the United States have been following the aftermath of the cyclone closely. The Takeaway talks with Mya Htay, who works at Rangoon Burmese Restaurant in Philadelphia. Her mother is one of the restaurant's three co-owners, and the staff has been trying to cope with trauma and uncertainty this week.
The debate over the future of American health care rages on. For a view from the Hill as well as the heartland, The Takeaway is joined by Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich and public radio reporters Adam Allington and Michael Puente.
Joining The Takeaway are Lloyd Doggett, a Democratic congressman from Texas whose constituents became unruly at a recent town hall, and Max Pappas of FreedomWorks, an organization that encourages its members to challenge Democratic health care reform.