Full episode - January 10, 2019
Manafort's Links to Russian Oligarchs Under Renewed Scrutiny Amid Change in Leadership at the Department of Justice With William P. Barr set to take over the DOJ, a Paul Manafort court filing reveals new details of Robert Mueller's investigation. As "Hamilton" Arrives in Puerto Rico, Questions Over Access Abound On Friday, "Hamilton" kicks off a two-week run in Puerto Rico. The production aims to bring tourism and media attention back to the island, but some Puerto Ricans have reservations. In their own Words: Furloughed Workers on their First Missed Paycheck of the Shutdown They're worried about paying their mortgages, racking up debt, and the work they left behind. Do Border Residents Agree with Trump's Insistence on the Wall? There are doubts that the wall would actually make much of a difference to the already-enforced border. Guests: Marcy Wheeler Sylvia Bofill Lowell Fiet Denise Meyers Heather Ulrich Patrick, who asked that we not use his last name, is a cyber security contractor with NASA. Michel Marizco You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - January 09, 2019
As Shutdown Drags On, Can Americans Afford to Go Without a Paycheck? There isn't good data on the number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the truth is, many Americans have lived that way at some point in their lives. Misdemeanors: Why One Lawyer Says They're Making America More Unequal Charged with a misdemeanor? You could be swept into a massive, unfair system. "They're Willing to Pay Such a Price": How Women Flee Saudi Arabia Although the Saudi Crown Prince has been seen as a champion for women's rights, women are fleeing his regime. Another Death at the Home of Political Donor Ed Buck Once again, a black man has been found dead inside the home of Democratic activist and donor Ed Buck. Guest: Harry Holzer Alexandra Natapoff Sarah Aziza Neal Broverman You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - January 08, 2019
Shutdowns are a Game of Chicken, But Does Anyone Actually Win?  If no compromise is reached, the political impasse could make this the longest-running government shutdown in American history.  Future of Chinese Tariffs Uncertain as American Delegation Arrives in Beijing US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has for decades seen China as an existential threat to American prosperity. How R. Kelly Built an "Ecosystem Around his Predation" For years in the music and entertainment industry, there’s been an open secret about musician R. Kelly. Everyone knows, but no one wants to talk about it. That may be changing. Guest: Roy Meyers Matt Peterson dream hampton You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - January 07, 2019
Stuck in Limbo: How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Immigration Courts Judges, attorneys, and migrants are only a few of the players involved. Florida Restored Voting Rights to Former Felons, But There's Confusion Over Implementation More than a million convicted felons should be able to register to vote on Jan. 8 but some lawmakers say legal action is needed. The Past, Present, and Future of Glossy Women's Magazines  For decades, glossy covers and pages dense with advice and ads defined mainstream fashion — and also, feminism. But now some of those magazines are folding.  Puerto Rican Women Are Fighting Back Against Systemic Violence on the Island Puerto Rico has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world. Killing of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes Sparks National Response Two men were arrested over the weekend in connection with the shooting. Guests: Amanda Terkel Gagi Otiasvili Ashley Tabaddor Greg Chen Vanessa de Luca  Samhita Mukhopadhyay You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - January 03, 2019
Big Pharma Raises Prescription Prices, Undercutting Trump's Presidential Pledge With 28 pharmaceutical companies set to raise prices in January, Americans will continue to pay more for prescription medications than any other wealthy country. Native American Tribes Have Been Left Reeling by the Government Shutdown Many tribal governments rely on federal dollars to pay police officers or to run schools and hospitals. Netflix Pulls Episode of Hasan Minhaj's Show in Saudi Arabia, Highlighting Global Tech Trend Responding to a complaint from the Saudi government, Netflix removed an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj," a form of censorship that frequently plays out across the world. Netflix Will Produce its First-Ever Original Series in Africa This is significant, not just for opening up streaming business in Africa, but for its cultural impact. Guests: Zach Carter  Craig Garthwaite Russell Begaye Aaron Payment Jillian York Lynsey Chutel You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - January 02, 2019
Inside the Big Business of Migrant Detention A new investigation shows just how lucrative the big business of immigration detention is for private prisons. For Americans Over 50, Losing Work Can Mean Financial Ruin A new analysis says more than half of U.S. workers over 50 get pushed out of their longtime jobs, and often suffer permanent financial setbacks. NASA Space Probe Makes History, Flying Past the Farthest Object Humanity Has Reached The New Horizons space probe flew by a tiny space rock called MU69 — the farthest object humanity has flown by. The State of Roe v. Wade Now, just about two years into the Trump presidency, Trump has appointed two Supreme Court judges known for their anti-abortion stances. Guests: Spencer Ackerman Richard Johnson Emily Rice You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - January 01, 2019
Today, on a special New Year's day edition of The Takeaway we’ll look at what 2019 has in store when it comes to some of the biggest issues affecting our country and our world—everything from climate change to domestic politics to U.S. foreign policy. Guests: Sarah Wildman is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy magazine and host of the First Person podcast. Kendra Pierre-Louis is a climate reporter for The New York Times. Vann R. Newkirk II is a staff writer for The Atlantic who covers politics. We'll also look back at some of our favorite segments from 2018. Guests: Morgan Neville is the director of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” a documentary on Fred Rogers that was released in 2018. Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist and founder of Backstage Capital. Gloria Steinem is a feminist writer and activist. DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist and the author of “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.”
Full episode - December 31, 2018
The Ongoing 'Humanitarian Crisis' on the Border, and the Community in El Paso Rallying To Help More than 2,000 migrants have been released from federal custody into El Paso in the last week. U.S. Strategy Against ISIS and the Future of the Caliphate  Rukmini Callimachi discusses American strategy against ISIS and what we know about the strength and organization of the group as we head into 2019. Dear Oscar Grant, 10 Years Later Oscar Grant was shot and killed on January 1, 2009 by a police officer as he lay on the ground. Ten years later, KQED is gathering messages about what Oscar has meant to people.  2018 Brings #MeToo Laws Nationwide Across the country, #MeToo has moved from a hashtag to the basis for new laws to combat sexual misconduct. Guests: Bob Moore  Dylan Corbett Rukmini Callimachi  Pendarvis Harshaw Maya Raghu You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 28, 2018
As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead?  An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisis is, and the historical analogies.  How Grassroots Leadership is Changing America As trust in national leadership wanes, local leaders are filling the void, says one activist.  Jelani Cobb on Shifting Leadership Voices Conversations about race are perhaps more honest than they have been in decades, but how does talk translate to a shift in behavior? The State of Conservative Leadership While the party has more power than ever, conservatives still question the leadership of the party, and who's in charge.  Katie Couric on Americans Distrust in Mainstream Media One institution that Americans have really lost faith in - the media. But journalism is crucial for our democracy. So how do we fix this? Guests:  Jelani Cobb Ramesh Ponnuru Eric Liu Katie Couric Note: This episode originally aired on July 6, 2018.
Full episode - December 27, 2018
Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession The stock market is not the economy, and the economy is not the stock market. Yet the recent volatility is a troubling sign. How Pediatricians Hope to Stop More Child Deaths on US-Mexico Border Pediatrics professor Dr. Marsha Griffin has researched conditions in federal custody along the border. By the Book on the Advice to Keep and the Advice to Ditch for the New Year Kristen and Jolenta share the advice that's stuck with them, and the advice they've ignored over the past year.  Guests: Chris Farrell Campbell Harvey  Dr. Marsha Griffin Jolenta Greenberg  Kristen Meinzer You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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