Full episode - March 05, 2020
How Will the Coronavirus Affect Schools? Some countries have already shut school doors and sent all students home to wait out the virus. Can closing schools help contain this outbreak?  As October Deadline Approaches, U.S. Residents Scramble to Get Real IDs U.S. residents will need a Real ID, or another form of federally compliant identification, to fly domestically or to enter federal buildings starting this October.  In Developing Countries, Space Programs Take Flight Countries like Ethiopia, India, Angola, and South Africa have begun launching objects into space. Bonus: UC Santa Cruz Graduate Students Fight for Higher Wages Graduate students at the University of California at Santa Cruz are striking for higher wages. Last Friday, the university responded by firing dozens of the students. Obama Era Policy Made Surge in Deportation of Cubans Under Trump Possible The Obama administration's decision to end the decades-old wet foot, dry foot policy paved the way for the rising numbers of deported Cuban nationals.
Full episode - March 04, 2020
Super Tuesday Brings Democratic Primary into Sharper Focus Joe Biden had a dominant showing on Super Tuesday, meaning that the shape of the race for the Democratic nomination is finally coming into focus. Abortion Is Back Before the Supreme Court Today, oral arguments begin in the Supreme Court for June Medical Services v. Russo. Census 2020: How Native American Officials Are Working Towards an Accurate Count During the 2010 census, Native Americans living on tribal lands were dramatically undercounted. The Takeaway speaks with two tribal citizens working to prevent an undercount in 2020. Bonus: Will the Interest Rate Cut Stem a Potential Coronavirus Recession? The hope of the interest rate cut was to boost spending and counteract the potential economic downturn from the coronavirus. But there’s no guarantee it will work. Texas Has Closed More Polling Stations Than Any Other State The closure of polling stations across Texas has disproportionately affected voters of color.
Full episode - March 03, 2020
What Pete Buttigieg's Candidacy Means for LGBTQ Representation On Sunday, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg left the presidential race.  Why Many Restaurant Workers Will Go to Work Sick   For many restaurant workers, taking a sick day could mean losing wages, or worse. What Does the U.S.-Afghanistan Peace Deal Mean for Afghan Women's Rights?  The U.S. signed a deal with Afghanistan over the weekend that signals the end of the longest war in American history. 18-years of conflict in the region may soon be over.
Full episode - March 02, 2020
The Coronavirus Keeps Spreading, So Does The Misinformation The coronavirus keeps spreading. The first two U.S. deaths from COVID-19 were confirmed over the weekend in Washington State. A Census Expert Answers Your Questions  The nationwide rollout of the 2020 census is just weeks away. The Takeaway answers your lingering questions.  Why Aren't More Jewish Voters Supporting Bloomberg and Sanders? It is the first time in history there are two Jewish candidates running for president, yet neither Mike Bloomberg or Bernie Sanders are leading with the Jewish vote. Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt Tells a Story of Friendship in the Oregon Territory in 'First Cow' 'First Cow,' a new film from director Kelly Reichardt, is set in the Oregon territory in the 1820s, but its subtle approach sets it apart from the conventional Hollywood western. 
Full episode - February 28, 2020
On Saturday, primary voters in South Carolina will decide which nominee has earned their votes. While Vice President Joe Biden is polling ahead of his rivals in the state, his lackluster performance in Iowa and New Hampshire has called into question his electability. Just a few days later, national attention will shift toward the 14 states casting ballots on Super Tuesday. Darren Sands of BuzzFeed News, Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight, and Meg Kinnard of AP join Politics to discuss. Voters in Texas will choose their candidate on Super Tuesday. Abby Livingston of The Texas Tribune weighs in on how some Democrats are feeling about the likelihood of Bernie Sanders as the nominee.  Plus, Ellen Nakashima of The Washington Post provides analysis regarding reports of Russian interference in the 2020 election process. Finally, a look at the impact of coronavirus on global markets with Reuters' Heather Timmons. 
Full episode - February 27, 2020
How President Trump Fits into the Global Rise of Authoritarian Leaders The term “authoritarian” is being used to describe President Trump more frequently in some U.S. media. But is that an appropriate label? Why Innocent People Admit to Crimes They Didn't Commit Wrongful convictions and false confessions are more common than we think.  Census 2020: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats to the First Online Census 2020 will be the first time ever that most people will use digital technology to fill out the census, opening up the process to a number of potential cybersecurity threats.
Full episode - February 26, 2020
Emergence of Sanders as Front-Runner Highlights Potential Fractures on the Left After a dominant win in Nevada, Bernie Sanders is the candidate to beat in the primaries. But his current strength has also highlighted potential fractures within the Democratic Party.  Supreme Court Rules Border Patrol Agent Can't Be Sued for Killing A Mexican Teenager The court ruled that allowing the family of 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez to sue the Border Patrol agent that shot him could undermine border security. Local News Rethinks Its Use of Mugshots For the last decade, online mugshot galleries have become an easy source of revenue for struggling newsrooms. Top U.S. Officials Send Mixed Messages on Risk of Coronavirus As verified cases across the Middle East and Europe, officials in the U.S. are not only figuring out how to address the virus, but how to address the public.
Full episode - February 25, 2020
What Harvey Weinstein's Rape Conviction Means for the #MeToo Movement Weinstein’s case has become synonymous with the #MeToo era. Yesterday’s verdict is a historic moment for the women at the center of this trial and survivors everywhere. Guns and Domestic Violence: Lisette Johnson's Testimony Lisette Johnson was shot four times by her husband in 2009 and survived, and has since become an advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  Remembering the First Civil Rights Era Sit-in in Alabama The Takeaway speaks with St. John Dixon, who took part in the first sit-in against segregation in the state of Alabama on February 25, 1960. Appalachia Grapples with Extreme Flooding The region is also still recovering from some of the worst flooding on record from 2016. 
Full episode - February 24, 2020
Trump Administration Targets U.S. Intelligence Community Last week, President Donald Trump announced Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as the acting director of national intelligence.  Census 2020: Making Latino Communities Heard in Texas Texas lawmakers declined to fund census outreach efforts in their state, which could lead to an undercount in 2020, particularly among Latino communities. Guns and Domestic Violence: Overview In the United States, domestic violence incidents involving guns are on the rise, and women are especially vulnerable. Can Baseball Survive This Cheating Scandal? The Houston Astros were caught using cameras to read opposing teams' signs to give their hitters an advantage.
Full episode - February 23, 2020
The Nevada caucuses were held on Saturday. Senator Bernie Sanders easily claimed victory, proving he can build a broad coalition of voters.  Host Amy Walter discusses the results of the Silver State with Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist; Tara Golshan, 2020 reporter at HuffPost Politics; and Zach Montellaro, campaign reporter for Politico.