Full episode - November 01, 2018
Little Mention of Climate Change in Midterm Ads, But it Matters to Millennials The Takeaway holds a roundtable discussion with three millennial voices on why climate change matters to them and their generation. Does the House of Representatives Actually Represent All Americans? With changing population numbers and urbanization, does the House of Representatives still represent people proportionally? Guests: Zanagee Artis Kyle Meyaard-Schaap Danielle Butcher Drew Desilver You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 31, 2018
Reflecting on Presidents as "Consolers-in-Chief" Pittsburgh's civic leaders urged President Trump to stay away after the synagogue attack. A historian weighs in on the role of the presidency in uniting Americans after a tragedy. On the Campaign Trail, Trump Seeks to Energize his Base The President has largely stuck to issues intended to motivate his core supporters, like immigration, while downplaying the economy and his tax reform legislation. How Cities Around the World are Providing Services to Refugees A new report from the International Rescue Committee looks at how cities around the world are integrating refugees. Photographing the Starving Children of Yemen's War New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks is behind the devastating new photos of starving children in war-torn Yemen. He shares his experience documenting their brutal reality. "Halloween" Movie Credits Spook Some Female Horror Fans The new "Halloween" boasts the biggest movie opening ever for a female lead over 55, with Jamie Lee Curtis. But unlike the original, the new movie was written by three men. Guest: Michael Beschloss Christopher Cadelago Tyler Hicks Monica Castillo Samer Saliba Linda Lopez Mary Lambert You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 30, 2018
For Religious Communities, What Happens After an Attack? We speak with three people who lost family and friends as a result of attacks at their places of worship. Montana Decides Whether to Keep Taxing to Fund Public Colleges Decreasing support for higher education in Montana could mean the first "no" vote for using property taxes to support public colleges.  Alaskans to Vote on Salmon Habitat Regulations Alaskan voters will be deciding to whether to better protect salmon habitats on Election Day. 14-Year Oil Spill Shows No Signs of Slowing Taylor Energy has sued the federal government to end its responsibility to stop the Gulf of Mexico spill, which began in 2004.  After Synagogue Massacre, How Should Parents Talk to Their Children? If parents have trouble facing the reality of what happened, it can seem especially challenging to broach the subject with children. Guests: Mindy Corporon Pardeep Kaleka Deacon Kevin McCormack Kirk Carapezza Elizabeth Harball  Michael Kunzelman Jennifer Rich  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 29, 2018
It is Time to Confront White Supremacist Violence In light of three horrific high-profile events from the past week, we analyze the continued rise of white supremacist violence. Brazil Elects Far-Right Bolsonaro for President Brazil is the latest country to elect a far-right leader to the presidency. Former Monsanto Executive Nominated to Run Fish and Wildlife Service Aurelia Skipwith has already been working in the Department of the Interior for more than a year. At Monsanto, she oversaw a group researching agricultural products.  Congressional Redistricting Playing Overlooked Role in 2018 Midterms National groups have their eyes on Congressional redistricting, a process largely controlled by state governors and legislators, which takes place every ten years. Guests: Mark Hetfield Bree Newsome Bass Bruce Hoffman Maria Martha Bruno  Emily Holden Denise Roth Barber You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 26, 2018
This week on Politics with Amy Walter, we examine all aspects of early voting.  Early Voting's Big Impact on the Midterms The midterms are very much underway. Over 10 million people have already cast their vote as of this week - numbers that are on par with presidential elections.  "No Precedent" for the Amount of Money in Midterms This year's midterms have generated the most money in history. And Democrats are winning the money battle.  In Wisconsin, a Battle for Trump Voters While the state broke for Trump in 2016, there are questions over the enthusiasm for the GOP ticket this midterm.  How Voter Suppression is Affecting Turnout In some states, hundreds of thousands of voters have been purged from the rolls. We analyze the changes in voting laws that have affected this year's midterms.  Guests: Michael McDonald Sasha Issenberg Elena Schneider Craig Gilbert Vanita Gupta You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 25, 2018
Attempted Bombings Point to a Widening Political Divide  Bombs sent to leaders of the Democratic Party Wednesday morning have brought the extreme partisan divide into stark relief. Ahead of Presidential Elections, Brazil Braces for the Worst With far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro leading in the polls, many in Brazil wonder how the country came to such a dangerous point. Big Tech Ideas? To Fix Our Voting System, Experts Say We Don't Need Them We asked the experts: what will improve our voting infrastructure in the future? And is technology at the heart of it? They said: it's time to get back to basics. Film Festival Celebrates Decades of African American Cinema This week, the National Museum of African American History hosts its first African American Film Festival, highlighting work that pushes back against harmful Hollywood tropes.  Guests: Jonathan Haidt Julián Fuks Rhea Combs Sacha Jenkins You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 24, 2018
With Midterm Elections in Sight, Record Amounts of Money Spent on Campaign Ads The media landscape has been dominated by a barrage of political campaign ads. Are they effective? Fact Check: Trump's Comments on the Migrant Caravan Is there truth to the claims being made by President Trump regarding the migrant caravan in southern Mexico? Why It's Bad That Sea Urchins Are Getting 'Hangry' in Northern California  Climate change has caused an explosion in the population of purple sea urchins off the coast of Northern California, to devastating effect for the regions important kelp forests.  Massachusetts Ballot Question Could Rollback Transgender Rights  Massachusetts voters are considering ballot Question 3 that currently protects transgender people from discrimination in public places. Guests: Erika Franklin Fowler Steve Passwaiter Ron Nixon Kendra Pierre-Louis Gabrielle Emanuel You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 23, 2018
7,000 Migrants Continue Northbound — How Has Mexico Responded? Thousands of Central American migrants are in southern Mexico, some applying for asylum, others continuing north. Erdogan Addresses Turkish Parliament on Khashoggi's Death  The murder of the dissident Saudi has provided the Turkish president with ammunition against his country's rival, Saudi Arabia.  Is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Doing Enough? It is 2018 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act is failing to protect women in physically demanding jobs. Holes and Gaps: Where Our Voting Systems Fail What are the gaps in our election systems? We explore everything from technological glitches, to cybersecurity holes, to flaws in policy. Guests: Maya Averbuch Mark Feierstein  Borzou Daragahi Deborah Dinner Janai Nelson Larry Norden You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 22, 2018
How United States' Elections Work 15 days ahead of the midterm elections, The Takeaway is taking a step back and looking at the infrastructure of the United States' voting system.  How the Saudi Government Uses Twitter to Attack Journalists and Dissidents A Saudi Twitter employee was also allegedly groomed by the Saudi government to spy on dissidents. New Report Shows Trump's Tax Cut Favored Wealthy Whites According to the new report, black families fare worse under the tax bill at every level of income. Afghanistan Votes for New Parliament Amid Unrelenting Violence On Saturday, millions of Afghan voters went to the polls for a parliamentary election. The vote came at a moment of extraordinary violence for the country. Does the Violence Against Women Act Actually Prevent Violence? One attorney says the law's emphasis on criminalization actually makes the problem worse. Guests: David Becker Ben Hubbard Jeremie Greer Secunder Kermani Leigh Goodmark You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - October 19, 2018
Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, millions of Americans have taken to the streets. Many have marched in protest of the president, some have walked out of their jobs demanding higher wages, and others have attended rallies in support of the president. This hour, Amy Walter takes a look at the impact of these movements and whether or not the energy they’ve produced will transfer to the polls in November. David S. Meyer is the Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine and the author of Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America and The Resistance: The Dawn of the Anti-Trump Opposition Movement. He begins the hour with a look at the role of protest in American history and politics. Moriah Balingit is the National Education Reporter for the Washington Post. She spoke to Amy Walter about why the teacher strikes began and how they are affecting the midterms. Emily Wendler, an Education Reporter for KOSU, says that educators in Oklahoma are part of a new wave that are shaking up politics in the state this fall.   Katie Rogers is a White House correspondent for The New York Times. She estimates she’s been to about 15 to 20 Trump rallies in the past year. Amy Walter spoke with her about how the rallies have become a political statement for many Trump supporters. Matt Deitsch is a Co-Founder and the Chief Strategist for March For Our Lives. And Ramon Contreras is the National Field Strategist for March For Our Lives and Co-Founder of Youth Over Guns. These are two incredibly enthusiastic young men, and they believe we’re in the midst of a major cultural shift. Special thanks to Corin Cates Carney and Nicky Ouellet from Montana Public Radio for gathering audio from Thursday night’s Make America Great Again rally at Minutemen Aviation in Missoula, Montana. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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