Full episode - May 27, 2019
Today, on Memorial Day, The Takeaway has a special hour devoted to America’s military families and the unique challenges they face and the sacrifices they make.  Terry Burgess' son, Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Burgess, was killed in Afghanistan on March 29, 2011. Terry shares what helps him with his grief, what Memorial Day means to him as a Gold Star father, and what he wants civilians to know about the holiday. Terry is the co-founder of Gold Star Parent Retreat and wrote the book "When Our Blue Star Turned Gold" with his wife Beth.  Jamie Howard, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute who specializes in anxiety disorders and trauma resiliency, discusses the stress that deployment and regular moves have on kids in military families. The Takeaway also looks at the substandard conditions in privatized military housing with Deborah Nelson, freelance investigative reporter for Reuters and journalism professor at University of Maryland. For many military spouses, it is a challenge to find consistent and meaningful work, and a conversation with military wives Karla Candelaria-Oquendo and Katie Kirsch explores those challenges. And finally, Gold Star spouse Sherry Jennings-Kevianne, who lost her husband Marine Sgt. Julian Kevianne 21 months ago, reflects on her husband’s legacy and what Memorial Day means to her.
Full episode - May 25, 2019
After a tweet from host Tanzina Vega about coping with life in your 40s last week went viral, we take the week to explore the challenges and opportunities of the generation currently living through their 40s, in a series called The Juggle Is Real: Navigating Life in Your Forties. The week of conversations kicks off with a look at money, and how men and women in their 40s are dealing with paying off debt, building wealth and looking ahead towards retirement.
Full episode - May 24, 2019
Every president leaves their mark on the office of the presidency. The office of the presidency also leaves its mark on every person who holds it. This week, we broadcast from the Presidential Ideas Festival, hosted by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center in Charlottesville. It’s a three-day festival attended by presidential scholars, journalists, political junkies, as well as politicians and administration officials. We spent our time here talking to people who have worked closely with former presidents, on both sides of the aisle, to get their perspective on how the office changes those who serve, and on how those who served have changed the office.  Guests: Barbara Perry, Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center Andy Card, White House Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Barack Obama administration Karl Rove, Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor during the Barack Obama administration
Full episode - May 23, 2019
Lack of Inclusionary Affordable Housing Leads to Segregation and Financial Disparity  Connecticut's affordable housing issues have turned parts of the state into some of the most segregated and financially disparate in the country. This is indicative of a national trend.  The Juggle: Relationships in Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. Next up: relationships.  'Booksmart' Marks a Wave of More Progressive Teen Films This Friday, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, "Booksmart," hits theaters. It comes as part of a recent wave of teen movies that take a more modern look at high school relationships. Other segments:  President Trump Faces Second Legal Setback in Fight to Block House Subpoenas A federal judge said on Wednesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One can comply with subpoenas from House Democrats and turn over financial documents related to President Trump. Kenya Could be the Next Country to Strike Down a Colonial-Era Law Against Homosexuality  The law in question is part of the penal code in dozens of former British colonies. 
Full episode - May 22, 2019
President Trump Faces First Major Blow in Effort to Stonewall House Democrats' Subpoenas President Trump is suing to block an accounting firm from handing over his financial records to Congress. But on Monday, a District Court Judge ruled against the president. McDonald's Workers File More Claims Against Company for Sexual Harassment This is the third — and largest — round of complaints filed against the fast-food chain. The Juggle: Health In Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. Next up: health. Other segments:  States Across the Country Consider Cash Bail Reform  Roughly 460,000 people are jailed on any given day because they were unable to post cash bail.
Full episode - May 21, 2019
Insurance Companies Continue to Deny Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Despite Law Guaranteeing Coverage When the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008, it supposed to guarantee insurance coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorders, it didn't.  Backlogs, Quotas and Rushed Cases: The Pressures Immigration Judges Face Immigration judges throughout the country ultimately decide the fate of migrants. The Juggle: Working In Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. Next up: work. Other segments:  One Year After Sexual Assault Accusations Against Steve Wynn, RNC Continues Accepting His Donations Over a year ago, the #MeToo movement caught up with casino mogul Steve Wynn. Today, the organization that cast him out in response to those allegations is continuing to accept his cash. The Need for Wealthy Benefactors Creates an Ethical Dilemma for Museums  The Met announced they'd no longer be accepting money from the Sackler family, but the Sackler's aren't the only donors creating problems in the art world.
Full episode - May 20, 2019
5th Death of a Migrant Child Since December Occurs as Border Apprehensions Continue to Rise Since December, five migrant children have died after being detained by U.S. immigration agencies.  The Juggle: Money In Your 40s The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. First up: money. New York City Considers Ban on Fur Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson is urging his colleagues to support a proposed ban on the sale of fur in New York City, setting off the latest chapter in a long debate. 'Trial by Fire' Examines Whether Texas Executed an Innocent Man “Trial by Fire,” a new movie starring Laura Dern, tells the true story of a man executed by the state of Texas for a crime that evidence suggests he did not commit. Other segments:  Officer-Involved Deaths: How Much Does the Public Actually Learn? Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland: new information has come to light in these cases. What have we learned?
Full episode - May 17, 2019
It feels like every day someone new announces they are running for President. But Andrew Yang, the founder of the fellowship program for recent college graduates Venture for America, was one of the first to declare. If elected, he says he would implement a universal basic income, meaning that every American citizen over 18 years of age would get $1,000 a month. We speak to him about how that would actually work, and how he would pay for it. Also, the teachers’ strikes across the country that began in 2018 are a sign that teachers’ unions are stronger than ever. As the 2020 Democratic candidates compete for their support, they are laying out ambitious education proposals. Will this be the election that people vote on education? Or is this still largely viewed as a state issue, not a federal one?  Guests: Andrew Yang, Democratic presidential candidate  Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers Sarah Reckhow, Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University Jeffrey Henig, Professor of Political Science at Teachers College, Columbia University Linda Tillman, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  
Full episode - May 16, 2019
School Segregation is Getting Worse 65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education  The number of intensely segregated minority schools has tripled since 1988 with New York and California having some of the highest rates of school segregation.  'The Unsung Heroes:' Military Kids Resilient, but Face Extra Challenges Common realities of being in a military family, like having a parent deployed or moving around a lot, can be stressors for children.  Creating an Advice Show By and For People of Color KQED's podcast "Truth Be Told" is an advice show designed to give people of color a space to talk among themselves that’s not framed through whiteness. Other segments:  Disney Is Extending Its Reach to Infinity and Beyond Disney announced Tuesday that they will be taking Comcast's stake in Hulu, adding another property to what is quickly becoming the most powerful entertainment company in history. San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition in a Move to Democratize Surveillance Technology The federal government can still use facial recognition technology in the jurisdiction.
Full episode - May 15, 2019
Where Do U.S.-Russia Relations Stand Following Pompeo's Meeting with Putin? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to Russia on Tuesday to meet with Vladimir Putin. The leaders discussed several issues on which the two countries remain sharply opposed. "Freedom Never Smelled So Good":  How an American Woman is Helping Honduran Women Achieve Justice Gracie Murphree has been running a refugee center in Honduras for women and children escaping violence. LGBTQ Representation is Becoming More Prominent in Children's Entertainment A recent episode of Arthur, where Arthur's teacher gets married to his partner Patrick, is emblematic of the rise of LGBTQ representation in children's entertainment. Other segments: Attack at a Church in Burkina Faso is the Latest in a Surge of Terrorism in the Country  This past Sunday, a terrorist attack at a Catholic church left six dead. This is just the latest in a surge of attacks over the last few years. WhatsApp Hack Exposes Vulnerabilities of Encrypted Messaging Apps The hack affected 1.5 billion WhatsApp users.