Full episode - December 17, 2018
What Should Lawmakers Do in Response to the Death of the 7-Year-Old Migrant? We speak with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall regarding the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in CBP custody. Death of Guatemalan Child Points to Deep Culture of Abuse and Neglect at US Customs and Border Patrol A May 2018 report from the ACLU shows that, between 2009 - 2014, border patrol was routinely ignoring its own rules regarding treatment of migrant children and adults. Why Are Yemeni Voices Absent from Debate Over Saudi-Led Conflict? As Congress debates the US's continued effort in the war, a Michigan State professor collected hundreds of Yemeni testimonials. How to Be a Good Neighbor: A "Daily Drip" of Kind Deeds  Barbara McIver and Tony Gilham have been neighbors in Red Bluff, Calif. for 36 years. Barbara says she's spent that whole time playing catch-up to Tony's neighborly acts of kindness.  New Spider-Man Movie Speaks Directly to Afro-Latino Comics Fans A new Spider-Man movie premiered this weekend, featuring Miles Morales, the first Afro-Latino Spider-Man. The Takeaway speaks with a reporter who identifies closely with Morales's story. Guests: Senator Tom Udall Claudia Flores Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi David Betancourt You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 14, 2018
It's been a rapid fire few days in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion during the run-up to the 2016 presidential, with sentencing memos for Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen last week, followed by Cohen's sentencing this week. Also this week, we learned from federal prosecutors that the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc. has admitted to paying hush money to silence a woman who alleged an affair with Donald Trump in “concert with” the Trump Campaign, corroborating Cohen's account. And in a separate investigation, Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting that she tried to influence high profile Republicans and National Rifle Association members on behalf of Russia. All the while, President Donald Trump has doubled down, again referring to the investigation as a "witch hunt." But how do these latest developments fit into the larger picture of Mueller's investigation, and are we anywhere near the end? This week on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway, we attempt to break it all down and examine what we know from all different angles, hearing from a reporter, a former FBI agent, a historian, a Democratic Congressman, and a conservative publisher during the course of the hour. Guests: Mark Mazzetti is the New York Times' Washington Investigative Correspondent. Asha Rangappa is a discussing Senior lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former FBI special agent. Julian Zelizer is a professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Congressman Adam Schiff is on track to become the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Chris Buskirk is the publisher and editor of the conservative publication American Greatness. Opening music composed by Tina Guo. Check out her music here. All other music composed by Jay Cowit.  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 13, 2018
Theresa May Stays, as a Messy Brexit Continues On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote called by members of her own Conservative Party, as the messy Brexit story continues to unfold. Congress Clashes Over the Way Forward on Yemen Tens of thousands of civilians have died in Yemen’s civil war. The House and the Senate are addressing the U.S. role in the conflict in very different ways. How Millions of Undocumented Migrant Workers Contribute to the U.S. Economy What are labor conditions like for the millions of undocumented workers around the U.S.? In "Roma," Alfonso Cuarón Brings a Distinctly Latin American Story to Netflix Alfonso Cuarón’s new movie “Roma” chronicles a year in the life a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. The film centers on perspectives rarely seen in Hollywood movies. Guests: Rosa Prince Andrew Desiderio Mark Hugo Lopez Cathleen Caron Vanessa Erazo You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 12, 2018
Trump and the NRA Are Likely to Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows Evidence points to an illegally coordinated effort between the NRA and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. What We Know About Maria Butina's Plea Deal On Monday, it was made public that Maria Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent, for her work infiltrating the National Rifle Association and the GOP. What a Green New Deal Could Look Like Plans for a Green New Deal are still in their early stages among Democrats: a plan to drastically overhaul the United States economy and infrastructure in order to combat climate change. Legal Hemp and No Food Stamp Restrictions: What the New Farm Bill Looks Like The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Farm Bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. How the Wrongfully Convicted Can Get Their Dues from the IRS There's tax relief available to wrongfully convicted people who are awarded money through lawsuits or state statutes. But few exonerees actually know about it. 'Blind Loyalty': Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to Three Years in Prison Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, has been sentenced to three years in prison.  Guests: Mike Spies Josh Meyer Alexander Kaufman Liz Crampton Jon Eldan Andrea Bernstein You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 11, 2018
Theresa May's Brexit Strategy Suffers Last Minute Defeat Prime Minister May's decision to postpone a parliamentary vote spells further uncertainty for the global economy. What Cyntoia Brown's Case Reveals About Juvenile Justice in America Cyntoia Brown was a 16-year-old trafficking victim when she shot and killed a man who solicited her for sex. She must serve 51 years in prison for her crime. Is that justice? 46 Cambodians are Set to be Deported from California. Will Governor Jerry Brown Intervene? Cambodians have been deported under every administration since 2003, but there’s been an uptick under the Trump Administration. Guests: Gillian Tett  Andrew Marshall Marsha Levick Jeree Thomas Anoop Prasad Katya Cengel You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 10, 2018
Mueller Investigation and Cabinet Shakeups: A Pulse Check on Trump's Administration As 2018 nears its end, we check in on the latest with the Trump Administration. 'My Worst Nightmare': Black Gun Owners React to Killing of Emantic Bradford Following the killing of Emantic Bradford Jr. in Alabama, Black gun owners are weighing the risks and challenges of owning firearms in America. 'Change Starts With a Small Step': Why One Teacher Brought Kindness to His Classroom  Seventh grade Language Arts teacher Justin Parmenter launched a program worthy of the recognition of our series, America the Kind.  Guests: Jessica Roth Annie Karni Reverend Kenn Blanchard Ainsley Reynolds Justin Parmenter Daelyn Brown Elaina Grady You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 07, 2018
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 priority and ICE needs more resources to do its job.  Guests: Eric Jurek is a 38-year-old Slovakian immigrant who has been detained in Bergen County jail for about a year for overstaying his visa. Dr. Aviva Chomsky, a Professor of History and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University and author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal Enrique Balcazar, an advocate for Migrant Justice  Will Lambek, Communications Director for Migrant Justice Stiven Lopez-Bender Michael Cutler, a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS Dara Lind, Vox Senior reporter Cameron Easley, Editor for Washington at Morning Consult You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 06, 2018
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 headaches.  Sacramento Reduces Black Infant Deaths Through Education After decades of black babies dying at twice the rate of other racial groups in Sacramento, a new report finds a 45 percent decrease in black infant deaths between 2013 and 2016. Guests: Eryn Schornick Will Fitzgibbon Alan Levin Danai Pointer Kelly Sharbaugh Chet Hewitt You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 05, 2018
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 the worst places for black Americans to live. Guests: Professor Barbara Perry Louis Picone Tara Golshan Ester Fuchs Angela Lang Dr. Alex Gee You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 04, 2018
North Carolina Launches Investigation into Possible Election Fraud A Republican victory is in limbo as an investigation is launched in North Carolina to determine whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally cast or destroyed.  France on the Brink: Anti-Fuel Tax Protests Shake the Country The demonstrations may be a symptom of larger social discontent and anger towards President Macron. Long After the Flames, Smoke From Wildfires Pose Health Dangers A new investigation by Reveal and the Center for Investigating Reporting suggests that wildfires are leaving behind profound health concerns for people in the state.   Why Is Cervical Cancer Killing So Many Black Women in the South? In Alabama, black women are dying of cervical cancer at more than twice the national average. And this trend only seems to be increasing. Creepy or Innovative? Privacy or Convenience? It's Time to Talk About Civilian Drones While there are many convenient uses for civilian drones, what are the potential dangers? Guests: Steve Harrison Michael Bitzer Sofia Fischer Dr. Francesca Dominici Aaron Glantz Kelly Flannery Dr. Evelyn Reynolds Vivek Wadwah You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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