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A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

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A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

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@TheTakeaway

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English

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Episodes

Netanyahu Says No Clear End in Sight for Israel-Palestine Conflict 2021-05-17

5/17/2021
Netanyahu Says No Clear End in Sight for Israel-Palestine Conflict The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been raging for more than a week now. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has killed close to 200 people, including 58 children. The USMCA Trade Deal Faces a Test The AFL-CIO, the SEIU, and an independent Mexican labor union allege that Mexican workers are facing aggressive union-busting in violation of the USMCA trade agreement. CDC Changes Mask Guidance (Again) for Fully...

Duration:00:51:38

A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine Incentives: Will They Work? 2021-05-14

5/14/2021
A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine Incentives: Will They Work? There's a long history of using incentives to promote public health. Some Republican-led States Plan to End Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Early A look at the growing number of red states opting out of the pandemic era unemployment program. New Deal-Inspired Program Would Pay Writers to Document the Pandemic Earlier this month, Congressman Ted Lieu of California introduced a bill that would create a 21st Century Federal Writers’...

Duration:00:46:54

Is Legislation the Answer to Removing Extremists from Police Departments? 2021-05-13

5/13/2021
Is Legislation the Answer to Removing Extremists from Police Departments? Since George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis last summer, the role of racism and bias in policing has been front and center for many Americans. How Private Sector Can Strengthen Cybersecurity in Wake of Colonial Pipeline Hack Beyond concerns around fuel supply, cybersecurity experts say the Colonial Pipeline hack is a prime example of why the U.S. needs to put more resources into...

Duration:00:47:01

What Advances in MDMA-assisted Therapy Mean for People with PTSD 2021-05-12

5/12/2021
What Advances in MDMA-assisted Therapy Mean for People with PTSD A new study out this week examines the role that MDMA, which is found in ecstasy or Molly, can play in helping people dealing with PTSD. U.S. Birth Rate Continues to Decline During Pandemic According to new data from the federal government, the birth rate declined by four percent in 2020. Demonstrations in Colombia Continue to Escalate For two weeks, massive demonstrations in Colombia have continued to escalate. How the...

Duration:00:55:18

What the April Jobs Report Tells Us About the Economy 2021-05-10

5/10/2021
What the April Jobs Report Tells Us About the Economy According to the U.S. Labor Department, the unemployment rate rose from 6 percent in March to 6.1 percent, with employers adding just 266,000 jobs in April. How Barry Jenkins Reimagined Slave Narratives in "The Underground Railroad" Both the book and the series center around Cora, an enslaved woman who escapes from a plantation in Georgia. The Role of Environmental Regulations in the Fight Against Cancer President Biden recently...

Duration:00:44:15

Democratic Bill Seeks to Combat Voting Restriction Legislation. But Will Congress Pass It? 2021-05-07

5/7/2021
Democratic Bill Seeks to Combat Voting Restriction Legislation. But Will Congress Pass It? We speak with Senator Jeff Merkley about the For The People Act. New Data Indicates Homelessness Declined in Washington, D.C., But Long-term Issues Persist According to recent data, Washington, D.C.'s unhoused population fell by around 20 percent last year. But there were also increases in individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. What's the Future of the GOP Under the Biden...

Duration:00:45:19

Donald Trump is Still Banned from Facebook 2021-05-06

5/6/2021
Donald Trump is Still Banned from Facebook On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled to uphold the social network’s suspension of former President Donald Trump. Epic Games Challenges Apple in Antitrust Suit A lawsuit against Apple related to the videogame Fortnite began this week. Comedian Joel Kim Booster Wants to Take His Stand-Up Indoors Again Joel Kim Booster joins The Takeaway to discuss the mixture of emotions he feels about returning to live stand-up at this point in the...

Duration:00:50:15

How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism 2021-05-05

5/5/2021
How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism As teachers are trying to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and privilege with their students, some critics are trying to stop them. The U.S. is Seeing More Cancer Diagnoses in 2021 Due to the pandemic, people were not able to receive preventative care for cancer. What "Pose" Gets Right—And Wrong—About Ball Culture Since its debut, "Pose" has chronicled New York City’s ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

Duration:00:58:49

What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine 2021-05-04

5/4/2021
What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine Thousands of children, some as young as six months are currently enrolled in vaccine trials. We discuss the latest on these trials and when to expect results. Is Herd Immunity Possible in the United States? Recent reporting from The New York Times found that experts think that herd immunity in the U.S. is unlikely due to the spread of new variants and vaccine hesitation among individuals. The Civilian Climate Corps and Colorado's...

Duration:00:47:28

President Joe Biden's First 100 Days 2021-04-30

4/30/2021
President Joe Biden's First 100 Days President Biden has used his first hundred days in office to drive the largest expansion of government seen in decades. Newsom Opponents Have Gathered Enough Signatures to Trigger a Recall—Now What? California is facing its first gubernatorial recall in nearly two decades. Should We Be Optimistic About the U.S. Economy? The unemployment rate is steadily dropping, and stocks have been on the rise, as the country has ramped up its aggressive...

Duration:00:47:24

The Work That Remains in the Wake of Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin 2021-04-28

4/28/2021
The Work That Remains in the Wake of Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin The guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin came as a relief to many nationwide, but the number of people killed by police since his trial began underscores the broader issues that remain. COVID-19 Infections Surge in India On Tuesday, the country reported more than 300,000 new cases for the sixth consecutive day. Supreme Court to Hear Second Amendment Case That May Change Gun Laws in U.S. The Supreme Court is hearing this...

Duration:00:52:55

In Michigan and Beyond, More Young People Are Being Hospitalized for COVID-19 2021-04-27

4/27/2021
In Michigan and Beyond, More Young People Are Being Hospitalized for COVID-19 In recent weeks, there's been a number of springtime surges of COVID-19 in states across the U.S., though new infections, and even hospitalizations, are starting to slow. What the 2020 Census Data Means for States The first round of data from the 2020 census determines which states gain or lose representation in the House. In a Rapidly Growing Audio Landscape, These Podcasts Are Worth Your Time New Yorker...

Duration:00:53:22

GOP States Are Pushing for Stricter Penalties for Protesters 2021-04-26

4/26/2021
GOP States Are Pushing for Stricter Penalties for Protesters On the heels of last summer’s racial justice uprisings, GOP states like Florida, Oklahoma, and Iowa are increasing legal punishments for protesters. Former Assistants Speak Out on Allegations of Abusive Behavior by Producer Scott Rudin The Takeaway speaks with the journalist who broke the story about Rudin's allegedly abusive behavior, and hears from two former assistants about their experiences working with Rudin. The Latest...

Duration:00:46:01

Following Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Renewed Calls for Police Reform in Congress 2021-04-23

4/23/2021
Following Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Renewed Calls for Police Reform in Congress While many breathed a sigh of relief following the verdict, the days since have been a reminder of just how rampant police violence is in the country. How Advocates Are Pushing President Biden to Confront Environmental Racism Although he’s already taking more steps than his predecessor, some advocates are pushing President Biden to go much further to address environmental racism. Statehood for Washington,...

Duration:00:44:05

What's Next for the Minneapolis Police Department? 2021-04-22

4/22/2021
What's Next for the Minneapolis Police Department? After the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s case was delivered, the Department of Justice announced that they would investigate the Minneapolis Police Department. For the First Time in Over 60 Years, Cuba Will Not Be Run By a Castro For the first time in over 60 years, Cuba will not be run by a Castro. Journalists Are Burning Out Between COVID-19, the election, and protests against police brutality, journalists have been caught in an...

Duration:01:12:59

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd 2021-04-21

4/21/2021
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd After just ten hours of deliberation, a jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd. Illinois Expands Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Last week, Illinois became the first state in the nation to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage. How Notions of Masculinity Have Evolved in Hip Hop Over Time Though often understood by the media, the late rapper DMX often displayed...

Duration:00:07:22

How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis 2021-04-20

4/20/2021
How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis Americans Are Starting To Have Casual Sex Again—That Could Bring an Explosion in STIs Community Science Blooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duration:00:45:53