Full episode - November 10, 2018
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Full episode - November 09, 2018
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 District Amy Walter talks with Angie Craig about being the first openly gay person elected to Congress from Minnesota. Jim Acosta's Ejection Raises Questions About Role of White House Press Corps After President Trump's sprawling post-election news conference, there are questions about the effectiveness of the White House Press Corps. After the Midterms, What Should We Expect for these Next Two Years Under Trump? The 2020 campaign may take place under the shadow of deepening partisan divisions. Guests: John Lawrence Susan Glasser Paul Kane Angie Craig Olivier Knox Sara Fagen Doug Sosnik  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 08, 2018
A New DOJ, Sans Sessions Sessions is out. We explore the decision and what it could mean for the Mueller investigation and the future of the Trump Administration. A Post-Midterm Look at the Nation's Judicial Landscape The midterms are changing the face of America's courts, from the local level all the way up. Gunman Opens Fire Killing 12 at California Bar  The dead included the gunman and a sheriff’s sergeant who was the first officer inside the bar. Medicaid Expansion was on the Ballot in Three States Voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah all approved ballot measures to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Since 2016, Have We Learned Anything About Rural Voters? Some states in the Midwest did experience a "blue wave" of their own. Grading The Media's Election Performance  Did journalists get the midterm elections story right?  Guests: Erin Banco Alicia Bannon Claudia Bill-de la Peña Tami Luhby Sarah Smarsh Stuart Gerson Alex Pareene You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 07, 2018
Election Roundup: Voters Choose Divided Government  It’s the day after Election Day, so what do we know?  After Losing the House, Republican Party Charts New Path Forward What does the loss of the House of Representatives mean for the Republican Party and President Trump's agenda? Midterms 2018: How Ballot Measures Fared Around the Country  We get an update on various ballot measures from states around the country. 1.5 Million Ex-Felons in Florida Regain Voting Rights  Over million people in Florida regained the right to vote, the largest single enfranchisement since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. When Voting Problems Become Voter Suppression We explore reports of voter suppression and intimidation and the impact these tactics may have had on the outcome of the vote.  A Night of Firsts: Women and Underrepresented Groups Make History  Native American women and Muslim women are among the groups to be represented in Congress for the first time. Guests: Deb Haaland Rashida Tlaib Amy Walter Errin Haines Whack  Yamiche Alcindor  Doug Heye Kirk Carapezza Marisa Lagos Jason Rosenbaum Steve Bousquet  Brenda Wright What song represents the way you’re feeling today? Listen to The Takeaway's crowdsourced playlist. Call us at 877-8-MY-TAKE or send us a tweet with your anthem for the day after the election.  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 06, 2018
Voting is one of the most important forms of civic engagement. But Americans have engaged with their communities in all sorts of ways. Today's episode of The Takeaway explores the ways in which we are giving back to our communities and trying to make a change at the local level. Guests:  Priya Parker  Hollie Russon  Joseph Liberti Bradford Fitch Andrea Blackman Stacy Palmer Alan Yarborough Bill Steverson You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 05, 2018
Tallahassee Shooting: The Link Between Right-Wing Extremism and Misogyny The gunman had previously posted videos and audio files online, railing against women and people of color. Should Corporations Pay More to Fund Homeless Services? Bay Area Voters Will Decide Three city ballot initiatives in California on raising corporate taxes to pay for homeless services have split the tech industry and local politicians.  In Washington State, Climate Change is on the Ballot. Can It Help Alleviate the Effects of Carbon Emissions? The measure attempts to limit carbon emissions. But the amount of money opposing this initiative is making it the most expensive ballot measure in state history. Remembering Marie Colvin, as a New Film Brings Her Story to the Big Screen War correspondent Marie Colvin braved war zones to show the world the human toll of conflict. We remember her legacy and hear about a new film bringing her story back to life.  Roxane Gay Gets Being Disillusioned, But She Still Wants You to Vote The writer argues there is too much at stake to sit this election out. Guests: Heidi Beirich Julia Reinstein Marisa Lagos John Ryan Paul Conroy Matthew Heineman Lynsey Addario Roxane Gay You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 02, 2018
This week on Politics with Amy Walter, with Election Day 2018 just days away, we look at where things stand heading into Tuesday. Also on the show, local reporters from Georgia and Florida bring us the latest on what could be historic gubernatorial victories. Plus, a writer for FiveThirtyEight weighs in on whether voters can trust what the polls are predicting this time around.
Full episode - November 01, 2018
Little Mention of Climate Change in Midterm Ads, But it Matters to Millennials The Takeaway holds a roundtable discussion with three millennial voices on why climate change matters to them and their generation. Does the House of Representatives Actually Represent All Americans? With changing population numbers and urbanization, does the House of Representatives still represent people proportionally? Guests: Zanagee Artis Kyle Meyaard-Schaap Danielle Butcher Drew Desilver You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 31, 2018
Reflecting on Presidents as "Consolers-in-Chief" Pittsburgh's civic leaders urged President Trump to stay away after the synagogue attack. A historian weighs in on the role of the presidency in uniting Americans after a tragedy. On the Campaign Trail, Trump Seeks to Energize his Base The President has largely stuck to issues intended to motivate his core supporters, like immigration, while downplaying the economy and his tax reform legislation. How Cities Around the World are Providing Services to Refugees A new report from the International Rescue Committee looks at how cities around the world are integrating refugees. Photographing the Starving Children of Yemen's War New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks is behind the devastating new photos of starving children in war-torn Yemen. He shares his experience documenting their brutal reality. "Halloween" Movie Credits Spook Some Female Horror Fans The new "Halloween" boasts the biggest movie opening ever for a female lead over 55, with Jamie Lee Curtis. But unlike the original, the new movie was written by three men. Guest: Michael Beschloss Christopher Cadelago Tyler Hicks Monica Castillo Samer Saliba Linda Lopez Mary Lambert You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 30, 2018
For Religious Communities, What Happens After an Attack? We speak with three people who lost family and friends as a result of attacks at their places of worship. Montana Decides Whether to Keep Taxing to Fund Public Colleges Decreasing support for higher education in Montana could mean the first "no" vote for using property taxes to support public colleges.  Alaskans to Vote on Salmon Habitat Regulations Alaskan voters will be deciding to whether to better protect salmon habitats on Election Day. 14-Year Oil Spill Shows No Signs of Slowing Taylor Energy has sued the federal government to end its responsibility to stop the Gulf of Mexico spill, which began in 2004.  After Synagogue Massacre, How Should Parents Talk to Their Children? If parents have trouble facing the reality of what happened, it can seem especially challenging to broach the subject with children. Guests: Mindy Corporon Pardeep Kaleka Deacon Kevin McCormack Kirk Carapezza Elizabeth Harball  Michael Kunzelman Jennifer Rich  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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