Full episode - November 21, 2018
'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving What do you do for Thanksgiving when your entire community is gone? Risa Johnson shares how the community is feeling gratitude in the midst of tragedy. Underneath Gun Violence Women Face the Biggest Risk One in four women have been the victim of intimate partner violence in this country, and black women have the highest death rate from domestic violence incidents. Native Government Repeals Press Freedom Law for Their Tribe The Muscogee (Creek) Nation government repealed a 2015 law granting autonomy to the tribe's news media. Trump Defies CIA Intelligence, Stands with Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Killing At what point does economic interest outweigh human rights? In Sugar Land, Texas, Unmarked Graves from Jim Crow-Era Program Remind Community of Painful History In the years after the Civil War, Texas and other states used the "convict lease" program to keep Black men in servitude. Turn On, Tune Out: Relaxing Movies and TV to Watch Over the Long Weekend What can you watch this holiday season to forget about current events? Film critic Rafer Guzman joins The Takeaway to give his picks for relaxing things to check out. Guests: Risa Johnson  Dr. Aletha Maybank Sterling Cosper Ryan Goodman Brooke Lewis Douglas Blackmon You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 20, 2018
Caravan Migrants Face Mexican Protesters on Road to U.S. Border  Protesters shouted, "Mexico First" against caravan migrants. Fleeing Violence and Discrimination: Life for LGBTQ People in Central America  Diego Molina, a volunteer for Dike LGBTI in El Salvador, describes what it's like for LGBTQ+ people in El Salvador and throughout Central America.  What Emergency Responders Face on the US-Mexico Border One anthropologist and emergency responder talk about working on the border, and what it revealed about the people crossing, and then those tasked with coming to their aid. El Chapo's Trial is Opening a Can of Worms: Mexican Government Corruption How has the Mexican government been dealing with the War on Drugs? California's Deadly Wildfires: What Caused It?  Officials are investigating whether power lines owned by the state’s largest utility started the fires. Guests: Maureen Meyer Ieva Jusionyte Diego Molina Keegan Hamilton Steven Dudley Ted Goldberg  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 19, 2018
The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Northern California, where more than 10,000 families have lost their homes. 'He's a Champion': The Lost and Found Pets of the Camp Fire  When the Camp Fire roared through Paradise in Northern California, many had to leave their pets behind as they fled. Some lucky families have gotten them back.  Democratic Sweep of Orange County Delivers Near Fatal Blow to the California Republican Party Orange County had been the birthplace of modern American conservatism. Neo-Nazis Infiltrate the U.S. Military in New PBS Doc Incidents of hate crimes jumped 17 percent between 2016 and 2017. At Soul Fire Farm, Agricultural Activists Work to Alleviate Racial Food Injustice Soul Fire Farm is a people of color-led organization, serving communities outside Albany, New York. Guests: Michelle Wiley Mark Z. Barabak A.C. Thompson Soul Fire Farm Laura and Chris Smith Kermit You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 15, 2018
"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire Four survivors of the devastating Camp Fire tell us their stories of escape and trying to forge ahead. Director Steve McQueen on "Widows," A Thriller Tailor-Made for 2018 “12 Years a Slave,” director Steve McQueen sits down with The Takeaway to discuss “Widows," his new movie that balances an action-heavy plot with heavier themes.   Tanzania Escalates Violence Against LGBTQ People   Hundreds have fled a government crackdown on the nation’s queer community. Theresa May's 600-Page Plan to Save Brexit Although British Prime Minister Theresa May has convinced her Cabinet to back her Brexit deal, she’s in for the fight of her life to do the same with Parliament. Guests: Jason Douglas Michael Bridges Margaret Llamas Miriah Williams  Jessica Shelton Steve McQueen You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 14, 2018
Amazon Comes to the Neighborhood  On Tuesday, Amazon named Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia as the cite of their HQ2 locations. So what are the terms of the deal? Scotland Aims to Stamp Out Homophobia Through LGBTQ Education Last week, Scotland became the first country in the world to mandate the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the school curriculum. Comprehending the 'Wide, Deep' Destruction of the Camp Fire The Camp Fire in Northern California killed dozens of people and wiped out the entire town of Paradise in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The Trouble with Wildfire Evacuations With wildfires, nothing is certain. Preparing ahead of time, while important, only increases your chance of a successful evacuation because every fire is different. Guests: Daniel Geiger Robert McCartney Emma Green Jordan Daly Julia Prodis Sulek You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 16, 2018
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Full episode - November 13, 2018
Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane"  The NRA told doctors to "stay in their lane," and not take on the issue of gun violence. Doctors said: no way. How Criminal Justice Fared in the Midterms — and Why Conservative Support Mattered Criminal justice reform was on the ballot in at least a dozen states, and conservative support was crucial in several victories.  Michelle Obama Shines Light on Infertility Struggles of Black Women In her memoir, Michelle Obama opens up about her experience with a miscarriage and IVF. It has placed a focus on the issues that black women deal with when it comes to fertility. Guests: Dr. Sue Bornstein Dr. Megan Ranney Nicole Lewis Bill Hammond Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 12, 2018
Devastating Fires Rage Throughout California The Camp Fire has already been marked as the deadliest fire in recent California history. Trial Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question Enters Second Week The State of New York, along with more than a dozen other states and cities, is suing the Commerce Department, arguing that a citizenship question was added improperly to the census. Counts and Recounts: Contested Races and How We Decide Them An update on the tightest midterm races that still don't have an official winner, and a look at the rules that govern our process of counting and recounting votes in the U.S. One Hundred Years After Armistice, What Lessons Can Be Learned From World War I? Millions of lives were lost in World War I, and with no clear outcome, Armistice Day reminds us of the dangers of nationalism and imperialism. How are Veterans and Members of the Military Reacting to Trump? With President Trump missing out on a WWI commemoration event, how are members of the military responding to him? Guests: Jenny Hamel Hansi Lo Wang William Stewart Elana Schor  Rob Richie Geoffrey Corn You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - November 10, 2018
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Full episode - November 09, 2018
The Case for Speaker Pelosi, Again In 2007, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to lead the House of Representatives. She wants her job back.   With Democrats in the House, Will a Divided Government Be Able to Govern? While Democrats will no longer be locked out of power completely, it's unclear what they'll be able to accomplish with Republicans still in control of the White House and Senate. Congressional Firsts: Newly Elected Democrat Angie Craig Will Represent Minnesota Swing District Amy Walter talks with Angie Craig about being the first openly gay person elected to Congress from Minnesota. Jim Acosta's Ejection Raises Questions About Role of White House Press Corps After President Trump's sprawling post-election news conference, there are questions about the effectiveness of the White House Press Corps. After the Midterms, What Should We Expect for these Next Two Years Under Trump? The 2020 campaign may take place under the shadow of deepening partisan divisions. Guests: John Lawrence Susan Glasser Paul Kane Angie Craig Olivier Knox Sara Fagen Doug Sosnik  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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