Full episode - December 28, 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 Note: This episode originally aired on July 6, 2018.
Full episode - December 27, 2018
Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession The stock market is not the economy, and the economy is not the stock market. Yet the recent volatility is a troubling sign. How Pediatricians Hope to Stop More Child Deaths on US-Mexico Border Pediatrics professor Dr. Marsha Griffin has researched conditions in federal custody along the border. By the Book on the Advice to Keep and the Advice to Ditch for the New Year Kristen and Jolenta share the advice that's stuck with them, and the advice they've ignored over the past year.  Guests: Chris Farrell Campbell Harvey  Dr. Marsha Griffin Jolenta Greenberg  Kristen Meinzer You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 26, 2018
New Report Says the VA Underspent on Suicide Prevention Outreach A new report just out from the Government Accountability Office says the VA has failed on a massive scale to address the problem of veteran suicide. Medical Foster Homes Can Be an Option for Elderly Veterans, But The VA Won’t Pay for Them If the bill passes, more than 328,000 veterans in the first year might be able to take advantage of medical foster homes. Utah Prepares to Roll Out Toughest DUI Law in the Nation Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk driving crashes in the week between Christmas and New Year alone.  What You Need To Know About The Fed's Increase and Your Housing Options Last week, the Federal Reserve announced an increase in interest rates to a range of 2.25 to 2.5 percent. Guests: Dave Philipps Kristofer Goldsmith  Carson Frame Dr. Barron Lerner You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 25, 2018
For the past few weeks, The Takeaway has been featuring stories of good deeds big and small from our listeners for our series America the Kind. So we’ve gathered them all together — plus some bonus stories you haven’t heard yet — in this special episode dedicated to kindness. We connect a commuter from California with the thoughtful conductor who brightens her day, and hear from middle schoolers bringing undercover acts of kindness to their classmates. There’s stories of kindness from neighbors old and new, kindness from strangers, and kindness given during hard times — sometimes all three. Get inspired by the town who made Christmas come almost two months early for a grandmother whose cancer made her worried she couldn’t celebrate her favorite holiday while she still felt strong enough. We also talk about the science of altruism, with Stanford psychology professor Jamil Zaki, who explains why kindness is literally contagious, and Jay Phelan, a biology professor at UCLA, who gives the evolutionary reason for why humans are nice. And finally, you’ll learn how to be kind from Heather Havrilesky, the writer behind the advice column Ask Polly and author of “What If This Were Enough?” Do us a favor and listen — and be kind out there. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 22, 2018
There are countless political dramas and comedies to choose from, but with Washington D.C. feeling a bit like a reality show is there still room for political fiction or are Americans feeling the fatigue? This week on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway we talk to showrunners and screenwriters to see why they think there’s still a role for political fiction. Guests: Paul Redford is the writer for The West Wing, Designated Survivor, Alpha House, and Madam Secretary. Barbara Hall is the showrunner for Madam Secretary. Garry Trudeau is the showrunner for Alpha House. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 21, 2018
Democrats won with women by 19 points in the 2018 midterm elections. Efforts to recruit new women candidates to the Republican Party have faltered and while a record number of women will be serving in the next Congress come January, most of them are Democrats. There will actually be fewer Republican women on the Hill in 2019 than there were this year. So does the GOP have a gender problem and what might that mean leading up to the 2020 presidential election? This week on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway, we'll examine the growing divide among Republican leadership and the electorate and we visit Kansas, where a handful of Republican women in the statehouse have defected from the GOP. Guests: Kansas State Senator Barbara Bollier and Representative Stephanie Clayton represent suburban districts where a majority of voters went for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Kim Alfano is a Republican strategist and CEO of Alfano Communications. Robert P. Jones is the CEO of the public religion research institute and the author the End of White Christian America. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 20, 2018
A Bipartisan Moment for Criminal Justice Reform This week we spotted that rarest of beasts in Washington: a bipartisan moment, and just in time for the holidays. The Senate has passed criminal justice reform with the First Step Act. Minneapolis Hopes to Reduce Racial Inequities Through Residential Rezoning The rezoning effort is part of Minneapolis's broader 2040 plan. The Ebola Outbreak in the DRC Intensifies in the Lead-up to General Elections The DRC's general elections are happening to a backdrop of the Ebola outbreak. All Aboard: A Conductor's Everyday Kindness Brings Joy to Commuters For our series "America The Kind," we connected a train conductor in California with one of his commuters. Guests: Inimai M. Chettiar Max Nesterak Lauren Weber Christel van der Boom Lee Guillory You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 19, 2018
Trump Foundation to Shut Down After Agreement  The Trump Foundation is shutting down after an agreement was reached with New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Goldman Sachs Faces Criminal Charges for Billion Dollar Fraud The firm is being accused of conspiracy to launder $2.7 billion from a Malaysian infrastructure fund. Hollywood's Obsession with Women of Color as "the Help" Aparicio is not the first woman of color to portray a servant. Harvard's Endowment Profits from California's Dwindling Water Supply By buying up land in California's wine country, the Harvard Management Company is looking to make money off of the region's limited water. Guests: Laura Nahmias Renae Merle Soraya McDonald Russell Gold  You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 18, 2018
New Senate Reports Detail Extent of Russian Meddling Campaign The reports show that Russian meddlers took advantage of a deep knowledge of how to wedge American voters further apart. Budapest Erupts in Protests Over Far-Right Reforms Thousands of Hungarians have taken to the frigid streets of Budapest over the last five days to protest the government of far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban.  The Trump Administration Is Looking for a New Secretary of the Interior There’s another job opening in President Trump’s cabinet following the resignation of Secretary of Ryan Zinke, who's facing multiple ethics probes. Native Communities Suffered Abuse by Jesuit Priests "These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga’s campus." 'Pure Joy on her Face': A Hallmark Movie Comes to Life for Grandma Lisa Holden was worried people would think she was crazy for putting up her Christmas decorations right after Halloween. But when people found out why, the whole town joined in.  Guests: Craig Timberg Darren Linvill Patrick Kingsley Coral Davenport Emily Schwing Lisa Holden Heather de Palma You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.
Full episode - December 17, 2018
What Should Lawmakers Do in Response to the Death of the 7-Year-Old Migrant? We speak with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall regarding the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in CBP custody. Death of Guatemalan Child Points to Deep Culture of Abuse and Neglect at US Customs and Border Patrol A May 2018 report from the ACLU shows that, between 2009 - 2014, border patrol was routinely ignoring its own rules regarding treatment of migrant children and adults. Why Are Yemeni Voices Absent from Debate Over Saudi-Led Conflict? As Congress debates the US's continued effort in the war, a Michigan State professor collected hundreds of Yemeni testimonials. How to Be a Good Neighbor: A "Daily Drip" of Kind Deeds  Barbara McIver and Tony Gilham have been neighbors in Red Bluff, Calif. for 36 years. Barbara says she's spent that whole time playing catch-up to Tony's neighborly acts of kindness.  New Spider-Man Movie Speaks Directly to Afro-Latino Comics Fans A new Spider-Man movie premiered this weekend, featuring Miles Morales, the first Afro-Latino Spider-Man. The Takeaway speaks with a reporter who identifies closely with Morales's story. Guests: Senator Tom Udall Claudia Flores Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi David Betancourt You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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