Full episode - May 31, 2019
Five times in history, the candidate elected president of the United States was not the winner of the national popular vote. With two of those five elections in recent memory, and a demographic shift that will likely continue the trend, the electoral college is facing increasing criticism and calls for abolishment.  On the one-year anniversary of the launch of Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway, the show takes a look back at the history of the electoral college. Amy moderates a debate for and against the institution, plus an exploration of the public’s shifting support for the electoral college. Guests include The New York Times columnist and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie, Carrie Dann, political editor for NBC News, Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Lina Newton, associate professor of political science at Hunter College.
Full episode - May 30, 2019
Robert Mueller’s Surprise Remarks Add Renewed Pressure on Congressional Democrats Robert Mueller chose not to add to his office’s findings, but he pointedly did not exonerate President Trump.  Backlash to Documentary 'After Maria' Highlights Demand for Wider Range of Puerto Rican Films Netflix has received backlash for the documentary, 'After Maria,' which some members of the Puerto Rican community say ignores hardships on the island in the aftermath of the storm. Other segments: Oklahoma Storms Threaten Local Communities and a Crumbling Infrastructure A dam near Tulsa is releasing enormous amounts of water —  parts of the city are underwater. Case in Point: D’Angelo Burgess Fled From Police. Does That Make Him a Killer? The latest installment of our series "Case in Point" with The Marshall Project.
Full episode - May 29, 2019
Mueller Speaks, Says 'The Report Is My Testimony'  Robert Mueller gave his first and last statement as special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  Porn Literacy Courses Are Helping High School Students Understand Their Misconceptions About Sex A porn literacy program out of Boston is helping teenagers recognize the misconceptions about sex they have learned from watching porn.  How to Manage Burnout in a High Pressure Work Environment The World Health Organization's new definition of burnout relates to “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”  Other segments: Malaysia Vows to Send Back Illegal Recycling Shipments to Countries Including the U.S. On Tuesday, Malaysia announced it would return 3,300 tons of plastic waste to countries like Canada, the U.S., and the UK, stating that contaminated plastic was being illegally imported. Traffic Jam at 29,000 Feet: Mount Everest and Other Destinations Overrun by Tourists The Nepalese government has issued a record number of permits to scale Mount Everest this season. So far, 11 climbers have died.
Full episode - May 28, 2019
E.U. Elections Results Reveal a Continent Divided With the highest number of votes cast in more than 20 years, the once predominant centrist parties lost influence to smaller groups on the right and the left. Talking to Our Kids About Abortion A slew of recent laws have restricted abortion access in US states like Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri. That means parents are having more conversations about abortion with their kids. The History of Middle Eastern and North African Representation in Hollywood While Disney's original 'Aladdin' was headlined by white voice actors, the 2019 version mainly features actors of Middle Eastern and North African descent.  Other segments:  America's Longest War Continues to Claim Lives Renowned journalist C.J. Chivers talks of war, service-members, and his latest book. ICE Placed Thousands in Solitary Confinement, Many for Minor Infractions Detainees were placed in solitary confinement for cutting another detainee's hair or sharing a coffee cup. 
Full episode - May 27, 2019
Today, on Memorial Day, The Takeaway has a special hour devoted to America’s military families and the unique challenges they face and the sacrifices they make.  Terry Burgess' son, Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Burgess, was killed in Afghanistan on March 29, 2011. Terry shares what helps him with his grief, what Memorial Day means to him as a Gold Star father, and what he wants civilians to know about the holiday. Terry is the co-founder of Gold Star Parent Retreat and wrote the book "When Our Blue Star Turned Gold" with his wife Beth.  Jamie Howard, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute who specializes in anxiety disorders and trauma resiliency, discusses the stress that deployment and regular moves have on kids in military families. The Takeaway also looks at the substandard conditions in privatized military housing with Deborah Nelson, freelance investigative reporter for Reuters and journalism professor at University of Maryland. For many military spouses, it is a challenge to find consistent and meaningful work, and a conversation with military wives Karla Candelaria-Oquendo and Katie Kirsch explores those challenges. And finally, Gold Star spouse Sherry Jennings-Kevianne, who lost her husband Marine Sgt. Julian Kevianne 21 months ago, reflects on her husband’s legacy and what Memorial Day means to her.
Full episode - May 25, 2019
After a tweet from host Tanzina Vega about coping with life in your 40s last week went viral, we take the week to explore the challenges and opportunities of the generation currently living through their 40s, in a series called The Juggle Is Real: Navigating Life in Your Forties. The week of conversations kicks off with a look at money, and how men and women in their 40s are dealing with paying off debt, building wealth and looking ahead towards retirement.
Full episode - May 24, 2019
Every president leaves their mark on the office of the presidency. The office of the presidency also leaves its mark on every person who holds it. This week, we broadcast from the Presidential Ideas Festival, hosted by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center in Charlottesville. It’s a three-day festival attended by presidential scholars, journalists, political junkies, as well as politicians and administration officials. We spent our time here talking to people who have worked closely with former presidents, on both sides of the aisle, to get their perspective on how the office changes those who serve, and on how those who served have changed the office.  Guests: Barbara Perry, Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Barack Obama administration Karl Rove, Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor during the Barack Obama administration
Full episode - May 23, 2019
Lack of Inclusionary Affordable Housing Leads to Segregation and Financial Disparity  Connecticut's affordable housing issues have turned parts of the state into some of the most segregated and financially disparate in the country. This is indicative of a national trend.  The Juggle: Relationships in Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. Next up: relationships.  'Booksmart' Marks a Wave of More Progressive Teen Films This Friday, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, "Booksmart," hits theaters. It comes as part of a recent wave of teen movies that take a more modern look at high school relationships. Other segments:  President Trump Faces Second Legal Setback in Fight to Block House Subpoenas A federal judge said on Wednesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One can comply with subpoenas from House Democrats and turn over financial documents related to President Trump. Kenya Could be the Next Country to Strike Down a Colonial-Era Law Against Homosexuality  The law in question is part of the penal code in dozens of former British colonies. 
Full episode - May 22, 2019
President Trump Faces First Major Blow in Effort to Stonewall House Democrats' Subpoenas President Trump is suing to block an accounting firm from handing over his financial records to Congress. But on Monday, a District Court Judge ruled against the president. McDonald's Workers File More Claims Against Company for Sexual Harassment This is the third — and largest — round of complaints filed against the fast-food chain. The Juggle: Health In Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. Next up: health. Other segments:  States Across the Country Consider Cash Bail Reform  Roughly 460,000 people are jailed on any given day because they were unable to post cash bail.
Full episode - May 21, 2019
Insurance Companies Continue to Deny Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Despite Law Guaranteeing Coverage When the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008, it supposed to guarantee insurance coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorders, it didn't.  Backlogs, Quotas and Rushed Cases: The Pressures Immigration Judges Face Immigration judges throughout the country ultimately decide the fate of migrants. The Juggle: Working In Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. Next up: work. Other segments:  One Year After Sexual Assault Accusations Against Steve Wynn, RNC Continues Accepting His Donations Over a year ago, the #MeToo movement caught up with casino mogul Steve Wynn. Today, the organization that cast him out in response to those allegations is continuing to accept his cash. The Need for Wealthy Benefactors Creates an Ethical Dilemma for Museums  The Met announced they'd no longer be accepting money from the Sackler family, but the Sackler's aren't the only donors creating problems in the art world.