Full episode - November 27, 2018
General Motors Announces Big Layoffs and Plant Closures The American car manufacturer announced plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs and halt production at five plants across the United States and Canada. Ahead of G20 Summit, Violence Flares Up Between Russia and Ukraine On Sunday, the Russian coast guard fired at three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait. Earlonne Woods, Co-Host of Prison Podcast, Has Sentence Commuted Gov. Jerry Brown commuted Woods' sentence after having spent 21 years behind bars. Alabama Police Kill 21-Year-Old Black Man E.J. Bradford Hoover, Alabama police said they killed an active shooter. But they got it very wrong. Now a community is demanding justice. California Farm Workers Toil Amid Smoke from Devastating Fires Activists have been responding to the economic pressures migrant workers face despite safety and health concerns. Guests: Janae Pierre Christopher Miller  Bill Koenig Karen Majewski Nigel Poor Genevieve Flores-Haro  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 26, 2018
Migrants Tear Gassed at the Border as U.S. and Mexico Prepare Asylum Policy Change Women and children were also among those on the receiving end after U.S. officials fired tear gas across the border and into Mexico. New White House Climate Report Has Some Republicans Questioning Party Line Thirteen federal agencies contributed to a report that's at odds with President Trump's rhetoric on climate. Amid Romaine Warning, Trump Administration Blocks Rule Mandating Farmers Test Water The rule would have made farmers test their water for E. coli, but the Trump administration delayed the regulation by at least four more years. What Happens to Service Workers After the Devastating California Fires? The California fires also mean a loss of employment for those who depend on service work for their livelihood. Race Taints Mississippi Senate Run-Off   Heading to the runoff, Hyde-Smith gets flack for comments about "public hanging." Guests: Maya Averbuch Dara Lind Bob Inglis Elizabeth Shogren Susie Neilson Emily Elena Dugdale Desare Frazier  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 23, 2018
Sure, it’s nice to gather everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving. But depending on the family, there can be just as much laughter as there is screaming and tears. And politics doesn’t help. Amid our deeply polarized time, some relationships are being tested like never before.  Amy Walter explores the ways in which relationships have been strained by political discord. Guests: Keith Chen Ginger Ikuno Judy Mooney Carroll Doherty You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 22, 2018
The History of Thanksgiving Food, from the First Venison to Your Modern Day Table Why do we eat what we eat on this day? Food historian and writer Sandy Oliver takes us back to the beginning, and we hear from you about what makes your Thanksgiving table unique.  For Some Native Americans, Rethinking an American Holiday One chef is reclaiming Thanksgiving for Native Americans like himself, with a focus on Native foods. The Evolution of American Food A look at the ways in which Americans’ relationship with food has changed over the past couple of decades. Guests: Sandy Oliver Sean Sherman  Kara Miller Maritza Lopez Gadriel Rivera Mikki Kendall Edward Lee You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 21, 2018
'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving What do you do for Thanksgiving when your entire community is gone? Risa Johnson shares how the community is feeling gratitude in the midst of tragedy. Underneath Gun Violence Women Face the Biggest Risk One in four women have been the victim of intimate partner violence in this country, and black women have the highest death rate from domestic violence incidents. Native Government Repeals Press Freedom Law for Their Tribe The Muscogee (Creek) Nation government repealed a 2015 law granting autonomy to the tribe's news media. Trump Defies CIA Intelligence, Stands with Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Killing At what point does economic interest outweigh human rights? In Sugar Land, Texas, Unmarked Graves from Jim Crow-Era Program Remind Community of Painful History In the years after the Civil War, Texas and other states used the "convict lease" program to keep Black men in servitude. Turn On, Tune Out: Relaxing Movies and TV to Watch Over the Long Weekend What can you watch this holiday season to forget about current events? Film critic Rafer Guzman joins The Takeaway to give his picks for relaxing things to check out. Guests: Risa Johnson  Dr. Aletha Maybank Sterling Cosper Ryan Goodman Brooke Lewis Douglas Blackmon You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 20, 2018
Caravan Migrants Face Mexican Protesters on Road to U.S. Border  Protesters shouted, "Mexico First" against caravan migrants. Fleeing Violence and Discrimination: Life for LGBTQ People in Central America  Diego Molina, a volunteer for Dike LGBTI in El Salvador, describes what it's like for LGBTQ+ people in El Salvador and throughout Central America.  What Emergency Responders Face on the US-Mexico Border One anthropologist and emergency responder talk about working on the border, and what it revealed about the people crossing, and then those tasked with coming to their aid. El Chapo's Trial is Opening a Can of Worms: Mexican Government Corruption How has the Mexican government been dealing with the War on Drugs? California's Deadly Wildfires: What Caused It?  Officials are investigating whether power lines owned by the state’s largest utility started the fires. Guests: Maureen Meyer Ieva Jusionyte Diego Molina Keegan Hamilton Steven Dudley Ted Goldberg  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 19, 2018
The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Northern California, where more than 10,000 families have lost their homes. 'He's a Champion': The Lost and Found Pets of the Camp Fire  When the Camp Fire roared through Paradise in Northern California, many had to leave their pets behind as they fled. Some lucky families have gotten them back.  Democratic Sweep of Orange County Delivers Near Fatal Blow to the California Republican Party Orange County had been the birthplace of modern American conservatism. Neo-Nazis Infiltrate the U.S. Military in New PBS Doc Incidents of hate crimes jumped 17 percent between 2016 and 2017. At Soul Fire Farm, Agricultural Activists Work to Alleviate Racial Food Injustice Soul Fire Farm is a people of color-led organization, serving communities outside Albany, New York. Guests: Michelle Wiley Mark Z. Barabak A.C. Thompson Soul Fire Farm Laura and Chris Smith Kermit You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 15, 2018
"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire Four survivors of the devastating Camp Fire tell us their stories of escape and trying to forge ahead. Director Steve McQueen on "Widows," A Thriller Tailor-Made for 2018 “12 Years a Slave,” director Steve McQueen sits down with The Takeaway to discuss “Widows," his new movie that balances an action-heavy plot with heavier themes.   Tanzania Escalates Violence Against LGBTQ People   Hundreds have fled a government crackdown on the nation’s queer community. Theresa May's 600-Page Plan to Save Brexit Although British Prime Minister Theresa May has convinced her Cabinet to back her Brexit deal, she’s in for the fight of her life to do the same with Parliament. Guests: Jason Douglas Michael Bridges Margaret Llamas Miriah Williams  Jessica Shelton Steve McQueen You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 14, 2018
Amazon Comes to the Neighborhood  On Tuesday, Amazon named Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia as the cite of their HQ2 locations. So what are the terms of the deal? Scotland Aims to Stamp Out Homophobia Through LGBTQ Education Last week, Scotland became the first country in the world to mandate the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum. Comprehending the 'Wide, Deep' Destruction of the Camp Fire The Camp Fire in Northern California killed dozens of people and wiped out the entire town of Paradise in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The Trouble with Wildfire Evacuations With wildfires, nothing is certain. Preparing ahead of time, while important, only increases your chance of a successful evacuation because every fire is different. Guests: Daniel Geiger Robert McCartney Emma Green Jordan Daly Julia Prodis Sulek You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 16, 2018
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