Full episode - September 04, 2018
Kavanaugh Faces Senate for Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings The ideological balance of the Supreme Court hangs on one man, waiting to give conservatives the edge. The U.S. Government Has Denied Passports to Citizens Living on the Border, Placing Their Citizenship in Question The U.S. government alleges that many people living along the U.S. border have illegitimate and fraudulent birth certificates, placing their legal status in question. Reuters Journalists in Myanmar Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison The two Reuters journalists charged with obtaining state secrets in Myanmar were sentenced to seven 7 years in prison by a judge. Chicago Police Officer Heads to Trial for Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with murder for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old McDonald.  The Supreme Court and the Cultural Battle Within America's Public Schools In a new book, law professor Justin Driver argues that the Supreme Court has failed to protect the constitutional rights of public school students since the 1970s. Guests:  David Lat  Byron Tau Jennifer Correro Steven Butler Jennifer White Justin Driver You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - September 03, 2018
On the week that marked the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, The Takeaway explored what it was meant to do, the state of voting rights across the country, and why so many Americans who are eligible to vote are still kept from doing so.  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 31, 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 You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 30, 2018
The Troubling Emergency Response Failures After Hurricane Harvey A year after Hurricane Harvey, a new investigation explores how failures in emergency response systems in Texas and human error led to tragedy. Defending the Environment May Get You Killed Environmental defenders are being threatened and killed at increasingly high rates. Arizona Voting Problems Erode Public Trust  Thousands of Arizona primary voters were unable to vote when polls opened. In Good or Bad Times, American Paychecks Don't Grow Even though the economy appears to be strong and growing stronger by many measures, for workers in “production and nonsupervisory” positions, their paychecks have fallen. Guests: Sheri Fink Heather Iqbal Jessica Boehm Heidi Shierholz Harry Holzer You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 29, 2018
Inside the Fight to Reunite Families Separated at the U.S. Border Around 500 children separated from their parents at the border, still haven't been reunited, a month after the deadline for reunification. California Abolishes Cash Bail as Advocates Voice Concern California is the first state to completely replace cash bail with a pretrial assessment system — but criminal justice reform advocates were against the final measure.  Court Rules North Carolina Congressional Maps Unacceptably Gerrymandered Again This time North Carolina's gerrymandering fight could have far reaching implications for the nation.  Legal Marijuana: How Women Are on the Path to Dominate the Billion Dollar Industry Gia Morón left her job on Wall Street to make sure black and brown women have a stake in the growing cannabis industry. She explains. Guests: Lee Gelernt  Senator Bob Hertzberg Assemblyman Rob Bonta Jonathan Kappler Gia Morón You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 28, 2018
From Indictment to Impeachment: We Answer Your Questions on Trump's Legal Woes As always, the news out of President Trump's White House is moving fast. So fast that you probably have lots of questions about exactly what’s going on. You asked, we answered.  Researchers Struggle to Track K2 Overdoses as Chemicals Keep Shifting K2 or synthetic cannabinoids have proven a whack-a-mole for researchers struggling to prevent overdoses among at-risk populations. The U.S. and Mexico Strike a Trade Deal...On Some Shaky Legal Territory On Monday, President Trump announced it had struck a trade deal with Mexico, seeking to ditch NAFTA. But many questions still linger. UN Report Accuses Myanmar Military of Genocide The report also recommends that several top officials in the Myanmar military should face trial in the International Criminal Court.  After Aretha Franklin, a Look at Gospel Music  The big question: Can the Gospel genre evolve and still maintain a deep connection to religion? Guests: Rebecca Ballhaus Ken White Daniel Sullivan Amber McKinney Andre Kimo Stone Guess You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 27, 2018
Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Senator John McCain  Senator John McCain died on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. We reflect on Senator McCain’s life, legacy and impact on the world stage. James Baldwin's Only Children's Book Gets Revived James Baldwin’s children’s book, “Little Man, Little Man,” is being republished more than 40 years later. We speak with Baldwin’s niece, Aisha Karefa Smart.  North Carolina Keeps Three Confederate Monuments at Statehouse  The North Carolina Historical Commission recently voted to allow three controversial Confederate statues to remain at the state Capitol in Raleigh. We have more on that decision and the ongoing debate over Confederate monuments. Guests:  Fred Hiatt Aisha Karefa-Smart Bob Hesselbein Elliot Ackerman Kate Hendricks Thomas Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson Maya Little You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 24, 2018
Politics with Amy Walter: Will Cohen's Plea Impact the Midterms? Now several days out from the bombshell news, we dissect what we actually know about the impact of this news. Politics with Amy Walter: Health Care and the Midterms The importance of health care cuts across party lines. We talk to pollsters, strategists, politicians and reporters to better understand how this issue is playing out ahead of the midterms. Guests:  Jeremy W. Peters, reporter covering politics for The New York Times Asawin Suebsaeng, White House reporter at The Daily Beast Mary Agnes Carey, Partnerships Editor and Senior Correspondent for Kaiser Health News    Stephanie Armour, health policy reporter for The Wall Street Journal Celinda Lake, Democratic political strategist and pollster Bill Cassidy, Louisiana senator Allison O’Toole, Director of State Affairs for United States of Care You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 23, 2018
1. Hurricane Harvey made landfall this week last year, when it slammed into Texas’s Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm. Harvey killed 66 people and caused 125 billion dollars in damage, making it the second-costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. 2. The Holocaust Deniers and White Supremacists on the Ballot this Fall 3. A White Shark Nursery in the Waters Off New York City May Provide Clues to Oceanic Health You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - August 22, 2018
President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to several counts of bank fraud and tax evasion, in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday. Cohen also pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted on eight counts of tax and bank fraud at his trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday; we consider the implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal to relax emissions limits on coal-fired power plants; earlier this week, a judge determined that the director of Michigan’s Department of Health will stand trial for the deaths of two men who allegedly died of Legionnaires’ disease because of Flint’s water crisis; and prisoners in at least 17 states are on strike for a second day. The prisoners are refusing to work and they’re holding sit ins, and hunger strikes. We discuss one of the prisoners’ chief demands: immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons. Today's guests:  Andrea Bernstein Ilya Marritz James M. Van Nostrand    Steve Carmody Nicholas Turner You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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