Full episode - November 21, 2019
Two More Witnesses Testify at Public Hearings Fiona Hill, the former top Russia adviser to the Trump White House, and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, are at Capitol Hill this morning.  The Legacy of Pay-to-Play Ambassador Appointments President Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows over his nominees for cushy ambassadorships abroad. HBCU's and Other Minority-Serving Institutions Set to Lose $255 Million in Funding Over D.C. Deadlock The Department of Education says funding will go through for the rest of the year but planning for next year is stalled amid concerns that programs will be cut and staff laid off. Indigenous Communities Get Unequal Recovery Aid After a Natural Disaster U.S. citizens on average receive $26 per person from the federal government, but tribal citizens only get about $3 per person, per year.
Full episode - November 20, 2019
Sondland Testimony Implicates Key Trump Administration Officials Gordon Sondland, the former ambassador to the European Union, gave riveting testimony today in the impeachment hearing that has rocked the nations.   The Legacy of Julian Assange Yesterday, Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation of rape and sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange. 99% of Native American Languages are in Danger of Going Extinct  Despite efforts to preserve them, many indigenous languages in the United States are at risk of going extinct. Nearly Two Thousand Dams at Risk for Failure in the U.S. An investigation from the Associated Press found that almost 1,700 dams pose potential risk for failure in 44 states and Puerto Rico.  Racism Pushed Chinese Americans to Leave the U.S. En Masse in the 20th Century During a time that people flocked to the U.S. for a better life, second and third generation Chinese Americans chose to leave and pursue the same dream in China.    
Full episode - November 19, 2019
Here Comes the Second Round of Public Impeachment Hearings The House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from eight more witnesses over the next three days. As Impeachment Hearings Go On, a War Rages In Ukraine The military aid that was the subject of President Trump's call with President Zelensky foretells the larger conflict happening in the eastern block. EPA to Limit Science Used for Public Health Regulations The EPA plans to adopt a new rule that would limit the scientific and medical research the government uses for public health regulations.  Leaked Documents Provide New Insight into China's Crackdown on Ethnic Minorities An investigation from the New York Times unveiled new insight into China’s mass detention of as many as a million ethnic minorities in the western region of Xinjiang.
Full episode - November 18, 2019
Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War Mexico and the United States are in an embittered battle with drug cartels, but some are calling into question its effectiveness as well as the media coverage.   Mark Ruffalo and Todd Haynes Tackle Corporate Corruption in 'Dark Waters' Actor Mark Ruffalo and director Todd Haynes sit down with The Takeaway to discuss bringing the true story of a decades-long legal fight against chemical giant DuPont. New Study Shows Two Million Americans Lack Access to Running Water and Toilet As federal investment in the U.S.'s water infrastructure continues to shrink, the scope of this crisis is projected to grow. Despite Trump's Efforts, Louisiana Re-Elects Democratic Governor This weekend, Louisiana residents re-elected incumbent governor John Bel Edwards.
Full episode - November 15, 2019
This week marked a shift in the ongoing impeachment inquiry as the first round of televised testimony began on Wednesday. Marie Yovanovitch, the well-respected former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine until May of this year became the third televised testimony on Friday. Yovanovitch believes she was removed from her post by President Trump because as she sees it, she was impeding his - and Rudy Guiliani’s - personal political agenda.   While the televised inquiry didn't reveal much new information, it provided an opportunity for those watching from home to hear from long-time government civil servants involved in Ukrainian foreign policy. Amanda Terkel from HuffPost and Anita Kumar from Politico join Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the latest on impeachment. Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson weighs in on public opinion surrounding the President and the inquiry. Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia's Miller Center describes how social media and the 24-hour news cycle changes how Americans metabolize impeachment. Alan Frumin walks us through the rules that govern impeachment proceedings.   
Full episode - November 14, 2019
The Divide Within The State Department Wednesday's public impeachment hearings saw the Trump administration take a two tracked-approach to foreign policy on Ukraine. What Evo Morales's Resignation Means for Bolivia President Evo Morales, the first indigenous leader of Bolivia, has stepped down following allegations of election fraud. 'Lionheart' Oscar Snub: A Consequence of Imperialism?  The disqualification of the Nigerian film "Lionheart" from the Best International Feature Film category has ignited a conversation about the history of colonialism. Two Monumental Cases are Being Argued at the Supreme Court This week, while all eyes have been focused on the impeachment hearings in the House, two monumental cases are being argued at the Supreme Court.  
Full episode - November 13, 2019
Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings  The House of Representatives kicks off the first round of televised impeachment hearings. Trump Plans to Shrink the National Security Council These latest changes to the NSC come right in the middle of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
Full episode - November 12, 2019
Public Impeachment Hearings Pose New Challenge for the Media On Wednesday, televised impeachment hearings begin in the House of Representatives. Flint Water Crisis Finds Its Way into the Classroom It’s been five years since the Flint water crisis was thrust into the national spotlight. How Universities are Addressing Slavery and Reparations Georgetown, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Virginia Theological Seminary are creating scholarships, while Harvard, Yale, and Brown have admitted to benefiting from the slave trade.
Full episode - November 08, 2019
A recent study from Pew Research found that white people who identify as Christians represent about two-thirds of all Republicans. Meanwhile, Americans unaffiliated with any religion, and racial minorities who identify as Christians, now each make up a bigger share of the Democratic coalition. This week, we take a look at how people of faith are balancing their religious beliefs with politics. The Atlantic's Emma Green explains what Democrats misunderstood about religious voters in 2016. Reverend Joe Darby of Nichols Chapel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina talks to us about what he's hearing from his congregation in the early-primary state. Pastor Bart Barber of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas joins us to discuss Evangelical support for President Trump in 2016. Doug Pagitt, pastor and executive director of Vote Common Good, discusses his campaign to ask Evangelicals and Christians to consider Democratic candidates.  Finally, Congresswoman Elaine Luria of Virginia's second district joins us to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry and the implications of televised testimony.   
Full episode - November 07, 2019
How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News" The board of commissioners for Citrus County, Florida recently rejected a library's request to renew its New York Times subscription, with one commissioner calling the daily "fake news." Is the Term "Latinx" Unifying, or Divisive? One term that recently made its way into the demographic lexicon is getting lots of attention, and pushback: Latinx. How Law Enforcement Discretion Prevents Migrant Victims of Crime from Accessing U-Visas A new Reveal investigation shows the complexities of the U-Visa process. Could New Evidence Free Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed? Rodney Reed has spent two decades on death row for a murder he maintains he did not commit. New evidence has led to urgent calls to give him a reprieve.