Full episode - January 09, 2020
What's the Relationship between Journalism and Patriotism? As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, a familiar debate is resurfacing on cable news. The NFL's Rooney Rule is Not Working Like it Was Intended To The Rooney Rule was created to help minorities get more head coaching opportunities in the NFL, it hasn't exactly worked as intended.  An Environmental Rule Change That Ignores Climate Change Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when measuring the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects. Elizabeth Warren Goes After the Latinx Vote When Julián Castro dropped out of the 2020 race, he joined team Warren, which has been trying to close a gap with Latino voters. A link to the West Side story will be available here soon.
Full episode - January 08, 2020
Iran Retaliates, Firing Missiles Into Iraq On Tuesday, Iran’s military fired over a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. soldiers. What Lawmakers are Saying About the US-Iran Conflict Plus, a look at what Congress is busy with these next few weeks. Child Care on the Campaign Trail For many women running for office, paying for child care is a major hurdle. Is Willpower the Secret to Keeping New Year's Resolutions? More and more psychologists are questioning the role of willpower in accomplishing our goals.  Alleged War Criminals from Guatemala's Civil War are Evading Justice — By Living in the U.S. Some have been deported back to Guatemala, where they are facing trials for human rights abuses.
Full episode - January 07, 2020
Are the Iranian People United Behind Their Government?  The media portrayal of Iran shows the country united behind its government. But just how accurate is that viewpoint? Another Look at the US-Iran Conflict from Iranian Americans Two Iranian Americans joined The Takeaway again to give their perspective on the escalating conflict. Two Years Into the Time's Up Movement, Has Hollywood Changed? Does the world of entertainment look better, and safer, because of the movement? "It's What I Call a Massacre:" Violence in Mississippi Prisons Leaves Inmates Dead, Families in the Dark There have been at least five inmates confirmed dead. But advocates and prisoners worry there may be more. Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico Millions of Puerto Ricans woke up to a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. 
Full episode - January 06, 2020
The Aftermath of Soleimani's Death Since the U.S. Airstrike How is President's Trump decision to assassinate a top Iranian commander playing out in Washington? How Tribal Experts Are Shaping the Federal Government's Wildfire Strategy In recent years, the federal government has been deferring more to tribal experts who say that intentionally setting prescribed fires is the best way to lessen damage from wildfires. Why Some Foster Children Stay in Motels, Offices, and Institutions About 56,000 foster children were living in congregate care as of 2013, according to the federal Children’s Bureau. Weinstein's Criminal Trial Begins With a Long Jury Selection Process The former movie mogul is in Manhattan for proceedings expected to last six weeks, and much of the focus will be on jury selection.
Full episode - January 03, 2020
In his 1957 book, Citadel, journalist William White refers to the Senate as “the world’s most exclusive club.” But for many high-profile Democrats, it's a club that seems to have gone out of style. In April, Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who narrowly lost the race for governor of Georgia in 2018, announced that she is not running for Senate. Joaquin Castro in Texas, Ambassador Susan Rice in Maine, Congresswoman Cindy Axne and former Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa have all made the same decision. Then, there's the Democrats who have decided to run for president instead: John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, and Beto O’Rourke who rose to prominence in 2018 when he challenged Texas Senator Ted Cruz. What's going on here?  Jennifer Duffy, a political analyst covering US Senate and Governor's races for the Cook Political Report, explains why for some Democrats the Senate seems to have lost its allure. Frances Lee, a political science professor at the University of Maryland, tells us how we got a Senate in the first place.  Osita Nwanevu, a staff writer at the New Yorker covering politics and policy in Washington, D.C., and Logan Dobson, a Republican strategist and the former director of Data and Analytics for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, debate equal state representation in the U.S Senate.  
Full episode - January 02, 2020
How Local and Federal Policies are Criminalizing Homelessness Homelessness is on the rise throughout the country, and so is its criminalization. A Look Ahead at U.S. Foreign Policy in 2020 2019 had an overwhelming amount of national news that may have caused us to lose sight of the important foreign policy issues. The Danger of Migrant Protection Protocols and What to Expect from U.S. Immigration Policy in 2020 The U.S. immigration protocols that force migrants to wait for their asylum hearing court date in Mexican border towns are extremely dangerous for asylum seekers.  The "Party of Five" Reboot Tackles Family Separation The new version centers around the Mexican-American siblings whose immigrant parents get deported to Mexico.
Full episode - January 01, 2020
While the lines in comedy are changing at the moment, not everyone is feeling limited by these new rules. As with much of the media landscape, women of color are severely underrepresented on stand-up and improv stages. But as the barriers to entry shift, some are finding their voices heard in a way that seemed impossible five or ten years ago. As part of a new series, The Takeaway is going to explore this complicated moment in comedy. We’ll speak to some of the women of color stand-ups and sketch comedy stars who shaped the comedy world into what it is today. And we'll hear from younger comics on what the landscape looks like for them. One question at the center of it all: whose moment is it in comedy today? Headlining the Biggest Sketch Comedy Shows of the 90s The Takeaway speaks with comedians Ellen Cleghorne and T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh about breaking out on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color. Margaret Cho on Pushing the Boundaries of the Comedy World Margaret Cho joins The Takeaway to discuss the comedy scene and the lonely moments as the "only Asian American woman out there."  Cristela Alonzo on Finding Her Voice Through Comedy Stand-up comedian and actress Cristela Alonzo is the latest guest in our series on women of color in comedy.  What Does the Comedy World Look Like for Young Women of Color? Karen Chee and Ayo Edebiri are up-and-coming comedians. They represent the future of comedy.
Full episode - December 31, 2019
New York Ends 2019 in a Week of Rampant Anti-Semitism A week of anti-semitic attacks in New York City culminated in five people being stabbed at a Hanukkah party outside the city Saturday night.  January 1: More Than Just News Year's Day For many U.S. immigrants and refugees, January 1st is more than just the start of the calendar new year. How TV Shows Have Reflected Political Moments This Decade From optimism to cynicism — how TV reflected political moments in Washington.
Full episode - December 30, 2019
Despite Billions in Aid, Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise Farm bankruptcies are up 24 percent from last year, the highest level the farming industry has seen since 2011. It Could Be Another 257 Years Before Women Are Paid the Same as Men That's 50 years longer than what was predicted just last year.  The Highs and Lows of 2019 Movies Film critic Rafer Guzman weighs in on some overlooked highlights from 2019, and also talks about his least favorite movies of the year. Aung San Suu Kyi's Fall From Grace: Nobel Peace Prize to Denying Genocide  The leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has become the first Noble Peace Prize winner to defend against accusations of genocide.  New Copyrighted Works Entering the Public Domain in 2020 A new batch of copyrighted material will enter the public domain on New Year's Day. 
Full episode - December 24, 2019
Smartphone Surveillance in the Digital Age Across the globe, dozens of companies can now log the precise locations of millions of consumers through their mobile phones. Joe Biden's Comments on Stuttering Takes on a National Conversation In the last Democratic debate, Joe Biden talked about mentoring a boy with a speech impediment much like his own, thrusting stuttering into the current national conversation. New Film, "Clemency," Looks at Death Row From a Warden's Eyes The death row drama shows how those carrying out state-sanctioned killings are often left traumatized and isolated. Saudi Arabia Escapes Accountability for Jamal Khashoggi's Murder The Saudi Arabian criminal court has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, but are they hiding something?