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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

Politics with Amy Walter: The Path to November

8/1/2020
This week, President Trump renewed his commitment to questioning the integrity of our election system and the Senate left town on Thursday without reaching an agreement on a new stimulus bill, leaving millions of unemployed Americans in economic limbo. At the same time, the U.S. surpassed 150,000 deaths caused by the coronavirus as confirmed cases in many states continue to climb. With less than 100 days until the general election, Jane Coaston, a senior politics reporter at Vox, and Tim...

Duration:00:38:29

Politics with Amy Walter: Diagnosing Georgia's Primary Problems

7/31/2020
Perhaps, no state better embodies the polarization and partisanship with which we approach election administration than Georgia. After a messy primary in June with long lines and shuttered polling locations, election officials in the state have been working to improve and restore faith in the process for what is certain to be a contentious election in November. And, in a little over a week, they’ll get another try. On August 11th, more than half of Georgia’s 159 counties will hold runoff...

Duration:00:20:24

Politics with Amy Walter: Remembering John Lewis

7/26/2020
Last Friday, the world learned of the death of Congressman John Lewis. A civil rights icon and hero, John Lewis was known as the "conscience of the Congress," where he served for more than 30 years. In the week following his death, we’ve seen countless tributes across social media and from his colleagues on the House floor. There is a growing movement for Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to be renamed in his honor and on Wednesday, The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced in...

Duration:00:33:23

Politics with Amy Walter: An Unexpected Battle for the Senate

7/24/2020
Conventional wisdom had most people thinking that any gains that Democrats made in the Senate would be nominal. But, unexpected events over the last six months have turned a long-shot into the very real possibility that Democrats take control of the Senate in November. Seats that were formerly considered safe for the GOP are now in play as a result of the Trump administration’s failure to handle the coronavirus crisis and provide a national plan for recovery while simultaneously stoking...

Duration:00:34:11

How Communities in Chicago Are Combating Rising Gun Violence Amid COVID-19 2020-07-23

7/23/2020
How Communities in Chicago Are Combating Rising Gun Violence Amid COVID-19 Overall crime is down in Chicago, but homicides and shootings have increased by nearly 50 percent compared to the same time period last year. How are communities handling the increase? The Militarization of the Police Continues Mostly Unimpeded The Senate rejected a proposal on Tuesday to end a program that supplies police departments with surplus military equipment. The Border Patrol Has Been Policing U.S. Cities...

Duration:00:46:36

Why Are People So Angry About Wearing Masks? 2020-07-22

7/22/2020
Why Are People So Angry About Wearing Masks? On social media, videos have gone viral featuring combative scenes where people refuse to comply with masking mandates. Teachers Share Their Thoughts on the Upcoming School Year Two teachers speak with The Takeaway about returning, or not returning, to teach for the 2020 school year. Federal Judges Face Rise in Threats Around the Country A deadly attack on the family of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas left her 20-year-old son Daniel...

Duration:00:48:50

How Schools Across the Country Plan to Reopen this Fall 2020-07-21

7/21/2020
How Schools Across the Country Plan to Reopen this Fall Plans to reopen schools vary from state to state, while school districts still have a lot of planning to do before they are ready for the 2020 school year. How Teachers Are Feeling About a Return to In-Person Learning The Takeaway speaks with two teachers about how their districts are planning for potential in-person learning this fall and how they’re feeling heading into the school year. Puerto Rico Pulls Back on Reopening as...

Duration:00:47:49

Tension Between the CDC and White House 2020-07-20

7/20/2020
Tension Between the CDC and White House The Trump administration has continued to sidestep the CDC and tensions reached a fever pitch. What's Going On in Portland? In Portland, Oregon, protests against police brutality and racism have continued for over 50 consecutive days. How Native Communities Are Dealing with COVID-19 How is Navajo Nation doing in light of ongoing tensions between cities and states in the region over masks and other COVID-19 protection measures? John Lewis and C.T....

Duration:00:44:39

Politics with Amy Walter: North Carolina, Up For Grabs

7/19/2020
With its 15 electoral votes, North Carolina is one of a handful of states truly up for grabs come November. Since 2008, no presidential candidate has carried the state by more than three points. The most recent polls show Vice President Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump by about two points. And, only one Democrat running for president has been able to build a winning coalition in the state in the last 10 elections, and that was Barack Obama in 2008. Associate Professor, Jarvis Hall...

Duration:00:36:36

Politics with Amy Walter: A Look at the Next Stimulus Package

7/17/2020
It’s been four months since the U.S. economy shut down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, more than three million Americans have been infected by the virus and tens of millions have lost their jobs. In March, Congress passed a $2 trillion economic relief package tasked with getting money to individuals and businesses after coronavirus brought the global economy to a halt. The CARES act expanded unemployment benefits, provided direct stimulus payments, and assistance with...

Duration:00:21:13

Julián Castro on Black Lives Matter, Leadership within the Latino Community, and More 2020-07-16

7/16/2020
Julián Castro on Black Lives Matter, Leadership within the Latino Community, and More The Takeaway speaks to Julián Castro, former HUD Secretary under the Obama Administration and previous Democratic presidential candidate. Trump Rolls Back Environmental Protections; Biden Plans for Expanded Clean Energy In the same week that President Trump announced revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act, Biden announced a $2 trillion climate plan. What Vogue's Latest Cover Tells Us About...

Duration:01:02:17

Why Is the U.S. Lagging Behind on COVID-19 Testing? 2020-07-15

7/15/2020
Why Is the U.S. Lagging Behind on COVID-19 Testing? With cases on the rise across much of the country, COVID-19 testing remains critical, but still not widely available. How U.S. Heat Waves Are a Challenge for COVID-19 Heat waves throughout the Southwest could be contributing to the spread of the coronavirus. Breaking Down Tuesday's Election Results for Alabama, Maine, and Texas On Tuesday, elections were held to determine Senate candidates for important races in Alabama, Texas, and...

Duration:00:49:02

Why Arizona's Latino Communities Are Being Hit Hard by COVID-19 2020-07-14

7/14/2020
Why Arizona's Latino Communities Are Being Hit Hard by COVID-19 In Arizona’s Maricopa County, Latino residents have been twice as likely to become infected with COVID-19 as non-Latino residents. “I’m Desperate for Hopeful Signs”: Phoenix Mayor on Arizona's Rapid Rise of COVID-19 Cases Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego speaks on the difficulties Arizona faces as it becomes a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Do We Need to Reform Death Investigation in the U.S.? Medical examiners and...

Duration:00:43:24

Understanding the Supreme Court's Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty in Eastern Oklahoma 2020-07-13

7/13/2020
Understanding the Supreme Court's Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty in Eastern Oklahoma Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation still has criminal jurisdiction over Eastern Oklahoma, land that was designated to them through treaties in the 1800s. Descendants of Confederate and Colonial Leaders Call for Their Memorials to be Taken Down The descendants of both General Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jefferson want the full history of the United States to be brought to...

Duration:00:53:36

Politics with Amy Walter: How Cities Across the U.S. are Responding to Demands for Police Reform

7/10/2020
Lately, President Donald Trump’s speeches and tweets have become more pointed and divisive as he attempts to appeal to members of his base. There are four crucial months until election day and the president is spending them emphasizing racial divisions and defending symbols of white supremacy. The move is at odds with a cultural moment of awareness about systemic racism and police brutality. Maya King, campaign 2020 reporting fellow at POLITICO, David Nakamura, White House reporter for The...

Duration:00:46:46