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The Takeaway

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.

Episodes

  • MLK and the Fierce Urgency of Now! 2021-01-18

    Jan 18 2021

    A special broadcast and online edition of WNYC’s 15th Annual MLK celebration.Monday, January 18, 3-4 PM ET. Rebroadcast at 8 PM ET.Presented in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival. This year, WNYC and Apollo Theater are bringing our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event to the national radio airwaves on The Takeaway, the national news program from WNYC and PRX, and online as a Facebook live video simulcast. The special broadcast will be co-hosted by the event’s signature h...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: What Happens to President Trump's Grip on the GOP Following Two Impeachments?

    Jan 15 2021

    President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives just one week after encouraging his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol and disrupt Congress as they tallied Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. He is the first president to be impeached twice. Privately, many Republican members said that while they supported impeachment, they were worried about their physical safety and the political fallout from denouncing a president who remains popular among the base. Only ten Republicans joined ...more

  • What Four Years of Trump Mean for Mainstream Media 2021-01-14

    Jan 14 2021

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  • The Glass Cliff: How People of Color and Women Leaders Are Often Positioned to Fail 2021-01-13

    Jan 13 2021

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  • From the Civil War to the Capitol Insurrection: The History of White Violence in America 2021-01-12

    Jan 12 2021

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  • What Georgia Tells Us About the Political Future of the American South 2021-01-11

    Jan 11 2021

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: How President Trump Attempted to Subvert Democracy

    Jan 08 2021

    This week, a violent mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The insurrectionists were seeking to overturn the results of the general election during a joint session of Congress as members tallied the Electoral College votes. President Trump has routinely and falsely claimed that the presidential election was rigged and encouraged his supporters to reject the result. As Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House, politicians that will remain in Washington will have to c...more

  • Tracking the White Extremists Involved in Insurrection at the Capitol 2021-01-07

    Jan 07 2021

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  • States Struggle to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution on Track 2021-01-06

    Jan 06 2021

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  • From Consent to Staff Mistrust, Long-term Care Facilities Face Roadblocks During Vaccine Rollout 2021-01-05

    Jan 05 2021

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  • In Shocking Phone Call, President Trump Pressures Georgia Secretary of State to Overturn Election Results 2021-01-04

    Jan 04 2021

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Should President Biden Expect a Functional Legislature?

    Jan 01 2021

    In just a few days, members of the 117th Congress will be sworn into office. While their first days in office will likely include talks about another COVID-19 aid package, one of their first tasks will be tallying the electoral college votes. This task would normally happen with little fanfare, but President Trump’s unfounded claims of voting irregularities and fraud have injected uncertainty into the typically peaceful transfer of power.  Today, a look back at the recent conversations between A...more

  • How the Pandemic Changed Our Relationship with Big Tech 2020-12-31

    Dec 31 2020

    How the Pandemic Changed Our Relationship with Big Tech The Takeaway looks back at our collective reliance on companies like Amazon and Google, and how it feels to be a consumer while attempting to reckon with the ethics of Big Tech.  Making Sense of 2020 Through Poetry The Takeaway speaks with poets Kwame Alexander and Javier Zamora to find out how they processed the events of the year in their own writing. From the COVID-19 Pandemic to Black Lives Matter: What Kwanzaa Means in 2020 Tomorrow ma...more

  • A New Variant of COVID-19 Variant is Spreading Rapidly Worldwide 2020-12-30

    Dec 30 2020

    A New Variant of COVID-19 Variant is Spreading Rapidly Worldwide A new variant of the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly in parts of the world including the U.K., and now that variant has been detected here in the U.S. Black Women Will Likely be Hurt the Most by the Looming Eviction Crisis Research shows that Black women have historically faced evictions at twice the rate of white people in at least 17 states. Black Animators and Voice Actors Weigh in on How the Animation Industry Needs to ...more

  • “Bridgerton” Presents a More Diverse Vision of the Period Drama 2020-12-29

    Dec 29 2020

      Climate Change in 2020 Caused Some of the Worst Environmental Disasters in History There have been 41 weather disasters this year that have caused more than a billion dollars in damage. A record 18 of these took place in the U.S. Indigenous Treaties Are Helping to Secure Environmental Wins Nearly 400 treaties exist in the U.S. to protect tribal lands and hunting and fishing rights—and they have rarely been honored. But that may be changing. “Bridgerton” Presents a More Diverse Vision of the Pe...more

  • Decisive Georgia Senate Runoffs Enter Final Stage 2020-12-28

    Dec 28 2020

    Decisive Georgia Senate Runoffs Enter Final Stage In just about a week, Georgia will hold two Senate runoffs that will determine which party will control the U.S. Senate.  Trump Pardons and Commutes Dozens of Loyalists Last week, President Trump pardoned or commuted dozens of people. The majority of the President's pardons in his term have been those of supporters and loyalists to the president. New Documentary, “The Dissident,” Explores the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi More than two years...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: How American Democracy Became Vulnerable to the Threat of Populism

    Dec 25 2020

    Individual reactions to the coronavirus pandemic and the public health restrictions that have accompanied it have underscored how powerful negative partisanship can be in the formation of political opinions. In past crises, national shocks have urged partisans to put aside their personal grievances in pursuit of the greater good, but today, that doesn't seem to be the case. Jonathan Haidt, psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, shares ...more

  • New Stimulus Package Could Provide $15 Billion for the Arts Industry 2020-12-23

    Dec 23 2020

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  • The Russian Cyberattack Shows Major Flaws in National Cybersecurity 2020-12-22

    Dec 22 2020

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  • Pornhub Cracks Down On Child Sex Abuse Videos 2020-12-21

    Dec 21 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: The Old South vs. The New South

    Dec 20 2020

    Since Georgia flipped blue for President-elect Joe Biden, the gulf between the Old South and the New South has come into focus.  Come January, the state’s closely watched runoff elections will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. In one race, Republican Senator David Perdue will face Democrat Jon Ossoff. In the other race, Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed to her seat last year by Governor Brian Kemp, faces Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebeneze...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: What Happens to Immigration and DACA Under the Biden Administration?

    Dec 18 2020

    During the 2016 election, President Trump spent a considerable amount of time talking about immigration. On the campaign trail, he made racist comments about Mexicans and one of his first acts in office was to institute a Muslim ban. During the 2018 midterms, he directed his attention to migrant caravans headed towards the U.S. border in the hopes that the issue would animate his base ahead of Election Day. The child separation policy instituted by the Trump administration is among the crueler p...more

  • What Does Right-Wing Extremism Look Like Post-Trump? 2020-12-17

    Dec 17 2020

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  • Looking Back at Trump's Border Wall at the End of His Presidency 2020-12-16

    Dec 16 2020

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  • In the Age of COVID-19, How Does Fear Fit Into Our Public Health Messaging? 2020-12-15

    Dec 15 2020

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  • Estrangement is More Common Than You Think 2020-12-14

    Dec 14 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Making Sense of the Electoral College

    Dec 12 2020

    This week marked the so-called safe harbor deadline when states have certified their results for the U.S. presidential election. Typically, by the safe harbor deadline, election-related challenges at the state level are wrapped up.  But, President Trump is continuing to claim - without proof - that the results in many of the states that voted for Joe Biden are fraudulent and should be tossed out. So, how can the election be both certified - and contested? Helping us to make sense of it all is ou...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: How the Economic Downturn has Hurt Vulnerable Americans

    Dec 11 2020

    In the nine months that the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the U.S., the most vulnerable Americans have struggled to keep up with monthly expenses. Eight million Americans have fallen into poverty since May, and today, there are 10 million fewer employed people than there were before the pandemic. By quickly passing the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, Congress was able to stave off some of the initial impacts of the virus. Americans received one-time cash payments, businesses were offered a lifeline,...more

  • Push for Accountability at Fort Hood Leads to Personnel Shake-Up 2020-12-10

    Dec 10 2020

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  • Can Marijuana Decriminalization Right the Wrongs of the War On Drugs? 2020-12-09

    Dec 09 2020

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  • How to Help Students Falling Behind During the Pandemic 2020-12-08

    Dec 08 2020

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  • Amid Presidential Transition, Trump Expected to Issue Additional Pardons 2020-12-07

    Dec 07 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: How the Media is Preparing to Cover the Biden Administration

    Dec 04 2020

    President Donald Trump spent his first term undermining the credibility of the media. His tweets, campaign events, and press conferences were tools he used to cast doubt on the legitimacy of reputable news organizations while promoting unfounded lies and conspiracy theories that served his personal agenda. As President Trump prepares to leave office, members of the White House press pool have turned their gaze to President-elect Joe Biden. Due to the virtual nature of campaigning in 2020, Biden ...more

  • When a Vaccine Becomes Available, Will Prisons and Jails Be Prioritized? 2020-12-03

    Dec 03 2020

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  • The CDC Eviction Moratorium is Ending. What Will Happen in January? 2020-12-02

    Dec 02 2020

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  • Domestic Violence Surges Globally During COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-12-01

    Dec 01 2020

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  • Killing of Iranian Nuclear Scientist May Limit Biden's Ability to Negotiate with Iran 2020-11-30

    Nov 30 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: What Really Happened to the Middle Class?

    Nov 27 2020

    As around 70 percent of Americans consider themselves to be middle class, it’s no surprise that Democrat and Republican candidates spend a considerable amount of time on the campaign trail attempting to make themselves more appealing to this bloc of voters. One of the most enduring tales Americans tell about themselves is that America is the land of great economic opportunity and that anyone who wants it can make it into the middle class. But the path to the middle class has become tougher to na...more

  • Thanksgiving Seconds: The Power of Black Women in Politics, Saving Quiet Spaces, and Coping in the Kitchen 2020-11-26

    Nov 26 2020

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  • Dr. Anthony Fauci on the State of the Pandemic, As Holiday Season Gets Underway 2020-11-25

    Nov 25 2020

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  • Corporate America Pressures Trump to Concede 2020-11-24

    Nov 24 2020

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  • Trump Administration's Final Policy Actions Could Have Long Term Impacts 2020-11-23

    Nov 23 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: How a Biden White House will Approach Climate Change

    Nov 20 2020

    The priority for many Democratic voters in the most recent election cycle was removing President Donald Trump from the White House. This was clear after a crowded primary field coalesced around Joe Biden. But the world is a different place than it was in March and because the election cycle was dominated by the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, it was difficult for other issues to gain traction. But for younger voters, environmental justice and climate policy are a top priority. Climate chan...more

  • How to Recover from Burnout During COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-11-19

    Nov 19 2020

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  • As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Health Workers Are Burning Out 2020-11-18

    Nov 18 2020

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  • Older Americans Are Facing Massive Unemployment During COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-11-17

    Nov 17 2020

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  • Making Sense of Mixed Messaging from Public Officials on COVID-19 2020-11-16

    Nov 16 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: A Presidential Transition Delayed

    Nov 14 2020

    By refusing to concede, President Trump is not only disrupting the peaceful transfer of power, a cornerstone of American democracy, but he’s delaying the Biden administration access to pertinent information. The formal transition process we know today came to exist after the 9/11 Commission Report found that the delay in installing President George W. Bush hurt his administration.  Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and senior research director at ...more

  • As Winter Approaches, COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens Across the U.S. 2020-11-12

    Nov 12 2020

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  • Despite His Electoral Defeat, Republicans Rally Behind Trump and Refusal to Concede 2020-11-11

    Nov 11 2020

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  • What a Biden Victory Means to Leaders Around the World 2020-11-10

    Nov 10 2020

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  • The Power of Black Women at the Ballot Box 2020-11-09

    Nov 09 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Joe Biden Wins Presidency

    Nov 07 2020

    All week, election results have trickled in from across the country. With just a few states outstanding, Vice President Joe Biden has surpassed the 270 threshold of electoral votes to win the race for the presidency. Maya King, politics reporter at Politico, and Joel Payne, Democratic strategist and host of "Here Comes the Payne," weigh in on what a Biden win means and how political dynamics in Congress could shift. 

  • Politics with Amy Walter: The Next President of the United States

    Nov 06 2020

    Not immediately knowing which candidate won the White House has long been a reality of a world changed by COVID-19. What campaigns, pundits, and pollsters failed to predict was the distance that would separate the results from the expectations. Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent at Politico, Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for NBC News, and Clare Malone, senior politics writer at FiveThirtyEight, analyze the incomplete election results and what Congress could look like when the ...more

  • Wisconsin Called for Biden As Results Still Uncertain for Other Key States 2020-11-05

    Nov 05 2020

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  • Election 2020: What We Know—and Do Not—Know 2020-11-04

    Nov 04 2020

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  • Election Day 2020: Dispatches from Battleground States 2020-11-03

    Nov 03 2020

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  • President Trump's Report Card: The Promises He Made and Kept... Or Didn't 2020-11-02

    Nov 02 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Final Thoughts Before Election Day

    Oct 30 2020

    The ongoing campaign cycle was met by a number of twists that couldn’t have been predicted. A consequential presidential race, the pandemic, an economic downturn, and the killing of George Floyd by police. As the election cycle comes to an end, Heather Long, Economics Correspondent at The Washington Post, Maya King, Politics Reporter at Politico and Clare Malone, Senior Politics Writer at FiveThirtyEight analyze the last year of politics and dissect what it could mean for Tuesday’s outcome. A st...more

  • Ahead of Election Day, Misinformation Rampant on Social Media 2020-10-29

    Oct 29 2020

    Ahead of Election Day, Misinformation Rampant on Social Media Both Facebook and Twitter have taken steps in 2020 to more proactively slow the spread of mis-and-disinformation, but misinformation has still been rampant on social media. A Votar: Latino Voters Confront Disinformation in 2020 In battleground states like Florida, Latino voters have been seeing a wave of mis-and-disinformation in recent weeks.  Why Some Black Men are Voting for Trump Hip Hop artists have supported the President — sort...more

  • Hospitals Stretched Thin As COVID-19 Surges Across the U.S. 2020-10-28

    Oct 28 2020

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  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed for U.S. Supreme Court 2020-10-27

    Oct 27 2020

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  • Spike in Food Insecurity Puts Strain on Households and Food Banks Nationwide 2020-10-26

    Oct 26 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: What Early Voting Patterns Tell Us About Wisconsin

    Oct 23 2020

    This week marked the second and final debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. What has felt like a never-ending election cycle is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a groundswell for racial justice and police reform. With less than two weeks until Election Day, Joel Payne, Democratic strategist and Host of Here Comes the Payne, and Patrick Ruffini, Republican Party pollster and political strategist, reflect on the rest of the race.  It’s been si...more

  • Picking Up the Pieces from the Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy 2020-10-22

    Oct 22 2020

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  • How White Evangelicals Could Influence the 2020 Election 2020-10-21

    Oct 21 2020

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  • Former RNC Chair Michael Steele on Why He's Fighting to Defeat Donald Trump 2020-10-20

    Oct 20 2020

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  • Amazon Workers are Feeling the Crunch Amid the Pandemic 2020-10-19

    Oct 19 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Democrats Gain Edge in Quest to Overtake the Senate

    Oct 16 2020

    After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18th and nomination of Amy Coney Barrett just a week later on September 26th, there’s been a lot of speculation about the political implications of a Supreme Court fight just days before Election Day. Democrats have seen a boon in fundraising with Jaime Harrison, the Democrat running against Republican Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham, pulling in millions in the days after Ginsburg’s death. Graham himself, as well as several...more

  • In 2020, a Record Number of Black Candidates Vying for Senate Seats 2020-10-15

    Oct 15 2020

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  • Breaking Down 2020's High Early Voting Numbers 2020-10-14

    Oct 14 2020

    Breaking Down 2020's High Early Voting Numbers More than ten million people have already cast their ballots in the 2020 election, roughly ten times the number who had voted at this point in the 2016 election. Georgia Has Record Braking Turnout and Long Lines on First Day of Early Voting Some voters in Georgia reported waiting in line for nearly eight hours to cast their ballot.  Why Motherhood is Central at Supreme Court's Confirmation Hearings Judge Barrett has been especially praised by Republ...more

  • The Politicization of Science Under the Trump Administration 2020-10-13

    Oct 13 2020

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  • Rise of Violent Militias Prompts National Fears After Foiled Kidnapping Plot 2020-10-12

    Oct 12 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: What A Year This Week Has Been

    Oct 09 2020

    There are just over three weeks until Election Day and President Donald Trump is trailing Joe Biden in national polls by double digits. Sidelined with COVID-19 and unable to participate in traditional campaign events, the president has taken to Twitter, cable TV, and homemade videos to pitch voters on promises to deliver everything from free coronavirus drug cocktails to stimulus checks. Amidst the political theatre, more than six million voters have cast their ballots. Laura Barrón-López, natio...more

  • How Did the Media Fare Covering Kamala Harris and the Debate? 2020-10-08

    Oct 08 2020

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  • Mayor and Governor Infighting: Coronavirus Response in New York Amid Rising Cases 2020-10-07

    Oct 07 2020

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  • White House Contact Tracing Efforts Fall Short Following President Trump's COVID-19 Diagnosis 2020-10-06

    Oct 06 2020

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  • Truth Gap Emerges as White House Attempts to Conceal President Trump's Full Medical Picture 2020-10-05

    Oct 05 2020

    Truth Gap Emerges as White House Attempts to Conceal President Trump's Full Medical Picture The president’s sudden hospitalization has led to a yawning truth gap between what the White House knows about his condition and what the media and the public know. Amid Trump's COVID Diagnosis, A Look Back at Presidential Health in the White House There’s a long history of health concerns in the White House, both physical and mental. A Votar: Exploring the Issues that Matter Most to Latinos in the 2020 E...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: How the President's Coronavirus Diagnosis Alters the Race for the White House

    Oct 02 2020

    On Friday morning, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump said they had tested positive for the coronavirus. More than seven million people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 200,000 have died as a result.  With about a month to go before the election, this news could upend a cycle that has already been buffeted by major events on an almost weekly basis. White House Reporter for The Washington Post Toluse Olorunnipa describes what this could m...more

  • Homelessness on the Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 2020-10-01

    Oct 01 2020

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  • Wisconsin and Other Midwestern States See Concerning Rise in COVID-19 Cases 2020-09-30

    Sep 30 2020

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  • Will Trump's Tax Record Matter to Voters? 2020-09-29

    Sep 29 2020

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  • President Trump Picks Amy Coney Barrett as Nominee for Supreme Court 2020-09-28

    Sep 28 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: What's Next for Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Nomination?

    Sep 27 2020

    On Saturday, President Trump nominated 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat. If confirmed, conservative Judge Barrett would become the youngest member serving on the court. Senate Republicans will scramble to confirm Judge Barrett ahead of Election Day, while Democrats argue that Judge Barrett's nomination could hurt the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to start hearings on October 12,...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: A Look at the SCOTUS Nomination Fight

    Sep 25 2020

    The U.S. has observed a week of mourning since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, in addition to partisan warfare regarding her replacement. Senate Republicans have decided they will move to confirm President Trump's nominee ahead of the general election. His announcement is expected Saturday. President Trump has said that the election could be decided by the Supreme Court and has implied that a justice appointed by him would be loyal in any case involving the election. NBC News ...more

  • Protests Erupt Around the Country After Grand Jury Announcement on Breonna Taylor Case 2020-09-24

    Sep 24 2020

    Protests Erupt Around the Country After Grand Jury Announcement on Breonna Taylor Case Protests erupted around the country last night in reaction to the long-awaited decision in the case of the killing of Breonna Taylor. Senator Cory Booker on the Fight to Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Senator Cory Booker joins The Takeaway to discuss the battle shaping up over the Supreme Court, as well as what he's doing on issues including police reform and the racial wealth gap. As School Year Begins, ...more

  • Court System Backlogs Leave Foster Families in the Lurch 2020-09-23

    Sep 23 2020

    Court System Backlogs Leave Foster Families in the Lurch Although virtual hearings were often substituted, family courts are administered at the local level, meaning responses to the pandemic were inconsistent. The FinCEN Files: How Banks Move Trillions of Dollars for Organized Crime and Shady Characters A new investigation from Buzzfeed News and ICIJ reveal the vast network of dark money. How Senate Races Are Being Impacted By RGB's Death Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and her now-vacant s...more

  • The Power of Teachers Unions in the U.S. 2020-09-22

    Sep 22 2020

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  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Her Life and Legacy, and the Path Ahead 2020-09-21

    Sep 21 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death will Affect the Battle for the White House

    Sep 19 2020

    After serving 27 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday from complications associated with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Justice Ginsburg was the second woman to be appointed to the highest court in the land. Early in her career as a lawyer, she was a champion for gender equality and in the time since has been elevated to a feminist icon. Clara Spera, Ginsburg's granddaughter said her grandmother dictated the following statement before her death: "My most fervent ...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: Raising (Votes in) Arizona

    Sep 18 2020

    Arizona has been a reliably Republican state at the presidential level in every election since 1952 — except when Bill Clinton won in 1996. But a rapidly growing population has chipped away at the Republican advantage. In 2020, Arizona is rated a toss-up. The state has had no-excuse absentee voting since 1991 and the numbers of voters who use this method continue to grow. As the president continues to malign the U.S. Postal Service and absentee ballots and question the integrity of the upcoming ...more

  • Should Police Officers Be Required to Live in the City They Serve? 2020-09-17

    Sep 17 2020

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  • Louisville Settles with Breonna Taylor's Family for $12 Million 2020-09-16

    Sep 16 2020

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  • In Wisconsin, Joe Biden Maintains Lead Over Donald Trump 2020-09-15

    Sep 15 2020

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  • Wildfires in the American West: A Lockdown within a Lockdown 2020-09-14

    Sep 14 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: How North Carolina's Electoral Process is Unfolding

    Sep 11 2020

    While the bedrock of democracy is free and fair elections, the President has been sowing seeds of distrust throughout the course of the campaign. He's used his platform to spread conspiracy theories about the integrity of absentee ballots to his millions of followers. The consequences of those lies can be seen in a recent Monmouth University poll that found almost 40 percent of Americans don’t believe that the elections will be conducted fairly and accurately. A majority of Americans say that th...more

  • How Policy Makers Can Capitalize on Public Support for Racial Justice 2020-09-10

    Sep 10 2020

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  • California Farmworkers Continue to Harvest Amid the Wildfires 2020-09-09

    Sep 09 2020

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  • Trump Directs Agencies to End Racial Sensitivity Trainings 2020-09-08

    Sep 08 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: The Role of Political Disinformation in the Race for the White House

    Sep 04 2020

    Since May, protests have unfolded to denounce the way police interact with Black Americans. Most recently, the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed father, has grabbed national headlines. Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The violent event has resulted in many taking to the street and demanding answers to why this keeps happening.  Maya King, political reporting fellow at POLITICO, and Katie Glueck, national politics reporter for The New York Times unpack how...more

  • A Lawsuit Demanding Reparations, 100 Years After the Tulsa Race Massacre 2020-09-03

    Sep 03 2020

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  • Trump Administration Policy Could Pause Evictions for Millions of Vulnerable Renters 2020-09-02

    Sep 02 2020

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  • What Are Colleges Doing to Control COVID-19 On and Off Campus? 2020-09-01

    Sep 01 2020

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  • Protests Put Spotlight on the Relationship Between Armed White Vigilantes, Militia Groups, and Law Enforcement 2020-08-31

    Aug 31 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Whose Convention Resonated Best?

    Aug 28 2020

    Over the last two weeks, both the Republican and Democratic parties have proposed their visions for America and they could not be more different. President Trump used his primetime speech to convince those watching that he was still the outsider that had been elected four years prior and that he would not conform to establishment politics, even though he is now the establishment. Joe Biden used his time to demonstrate that he believes that Trump is a threat to democracy and that reelecting him w...more

  • Restaurant Industry Sees Uncertain Future as Summer Boom Draws to Close 2020-08-27

    Aug 27 2020

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  • Milwaukee: "The Epitome of a 21st Century Racial Regime" 2020-08-26

    Aug 26 2020

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  • Demands for Justice Continue in Louisville, More Than Five Months After the Killing of Breonna Taylor 2020-08-25

    Aug 25 2020

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  • Fires Rage in California with No End in Sight 2020-08-24

    Aug 24 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: A Virtual Democratic Convention

    Aug 21 2020

    This week, Joe Biden officially became the Democratic nominee for president in the first-ever virtual convention. While there were no crowds, handshakes, or applause to demonstrate excitement, the new format allowed for Americans across the country to participate. Each night consisted of live and taped speeches where voters implored those watching to vote for Joe Biden. They spoke about President Trump's failure to address climate change, structural racism, gun violence, economic insecurity, and...more

  • The Critical Work of Black Women in the Democratic Party 2020-08-20

    Aug 20 2020

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  • At Colleges and Universities, Back to School Looks Very Different This Year 2020-08-19

    Aug 19 2020

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  • Stakes of Post Office Fight Loom Large Over November Elections 2020-08-18

    Aug 18 2020

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  • Move to Virtual Nominating Conventions Marks Major Shift in U.S. History 2020-08-17

    Aug 17 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Processing a New Kind of Election Night

    Aug 14 2020

    The surge in absentee ballots because of the coronavirus could mean the outcome of the presidential race remains undetermined for weeks after the first Tuesday in November. Recently, The New York Times published a piece about what the media may not understand about covering election night 2020. The way election night coverage has unfolded in the past makes this new reality particularly tough to understand. But just because the exit poll data and electoral college tally that we are used to seeing...more

  • Has the Media Gotten Better at Covering Female Politicians? 2020-08-13

    Aug 13 2020

    For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

  • Kamala Harris Chosen As Joe Biden's Running Mate 2020-08-12

    Aug 12 2020

    For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

  • How the Lebanese Diaspora is Processing Beirut's Deadly Explosion 2020-08-11

    Aug 11 2020

    For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

  • An Economic and Political Analysis of Trump's Unilateral Stimulus Measures 2020-08-10

    Aug 10 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: In Pursuit of a Coronavirus Vaccine

    Aug 08 2020

    While many countries have curbed their total number of coronavirus cases, the US has recorded more than four and a half million, and more than 160,000 deaths. Inadequate national leadership has caused one of the easiest and simplest solutions to curbing the spread of the disease, mask wearing, to become the latest front in the culture wars  The White House has spread not only conflicting messages about the severity of the virus but also conspiracy theories about the science and the solutions to ...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: Black Women Are Center Stage in 2020

    Aug 07 2020

    This week, Cori Bush defeated longtime Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay, in the primary for Missouri’s first Congressional District. A safe Democratic seat, Bush is all but guaranteed to win in November when she will become the first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri.  Bush is one of more 100 Black women running for Congress this cycle, a record breaking number, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women and Politics.  Women of color have also be...more

  • Mental Health Crisis Looms Large As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues 2020-08-06

    Aug 06 2020

    Mental Health Crisis Looms Large As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues In June, more than 36 percent of U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, an increase of roughly 25 percent from the same time last year.  Kanye West and How Media Talks About Mental Illness Recently, Kanye West’s bipolar disorder has been in the news, and some are questioning how the media has been covering it. "My Lungs Are Still Not the Same": The Long Road to Recovery from COVID-19 The Takeaway hears from forme...more

  • Where the United States Postal Service Stands on Mail-In Ballots Come November 2020-08-05

    Aug 05 2020

    Where the United States Postal Service Stands on Mail-In Ballots Come November As we move closer to November, we need to keep talking about what it looks like to vote during a pandemic. Blast Rocks Beirut on Tuesday Amid Mounting Tensions and Economic Turmoil At least 30 people were killed with thousands injured; hospitals were overwhelmed by the number of injuries. Why Are So Many Golden Age Rappers Dying Young? There is a troubling pattern of rappers that came to fame during the late 80s and 9...more

  • COVID-19 Continues to Spread As U.S. Surpasses 150,000 Deaths 2020-08-04

    Aug 04 2020

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  • How "Learning Pods" Could Heighten Inequities in the U.S. School System 2020-08-03

    Aug 03 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: The Path to November

    Aug 01 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 Alberta...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: Diagnosing Georgia's Primary Problems

    Jul 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 electio...more

  • Even With PPP Loans, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat 2020-07-30

    Jul 30 2020

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  • A Deeper Look at How American Suburbs Were Created — and How Their Voter Base is Changing 2020-07-29

    Jul 29 2020

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  • The Dual Risks of COVID-19 and Hurricanes 2020-07-28

    Jul 28 2020

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  • Are We Looking at Family Separation 2.0? 2020-07-27

    Jul 27 2020

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  • Politics with Amy Walter: Remembering John Lewis

    Jul 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 the...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: An Unexpected Battle for the Senate

    Jul 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 racial t...more

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

    Jul 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 for Ye...more

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

    Jul 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 Anderl dea...more

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

    Jul 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 COVID-19 Cas...more

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

    Jul 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. Vivian: T...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: North Carolina, Up For Grabs

    Jul 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 from ...more

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

    Jul 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 federa...more

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

    Jul 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 Diversity...more

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

    Jul 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 Maine. The T...more

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

    Jul 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 coroners can s...more

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

    Jul 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 light. New Do...more

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

    Jul 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 Washi...more

  • Reckoning with Race in Public Media 2020-07-09

    Jul 09 2020

    Reckoning with Race in Public Media In the midst of a nationwide push for racial justice, public media is having a reckoning of its own. What Does the Latest SCOTUS Decision Mean for Birth Control Access? In a 7-2 decision, the court upheld a Trump administration regulation allowing employers to deny contraceptive coverage to workers based on religious or moral grounds.  SCOTUS Rules Against Trump on Tax Returns Case State prosecutors in New York will get what President Trump has long refused to...more

  • What Will COVID-19 Mean for Higher Education in the Fall? The Takeaway-2020-07-08

    Jul 08 2020

    What Will COVID-19 Mean for Higher Education in the Fall? Colleges and universities across the U.S. are grappling with when and how to reopen in the upcoming school year, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   Judges Around the Country Have Troubling Records, Yet They Still Serve on the Bench A new Reuters investigation looks at the lack of accountability judges face for misconduct. How Has Social Media Become So Divisive? Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," joined...more

  • COVID-19 Presents Major Economic Burden for Domestic Workers 2020-07-07

    Jul 07 2020

    COVID-19 Presents Major Economic Burden for Domestic Workers In recent months, even as some industries have gradually reopened, many domestic workers are still losing jobs and wages due to the pandemic. A Look at the U.S. Labor Market as Emergency Unemployment Benefits Are Set to Expire Halfway through the year and more than three months into the coronavirus pandemic, The Takeaway looks into how the US labor market is faring. Restrictions on Beach and Pool Access Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic Pl...more

  • Parenting Challenges in the Era of COVID-19: Balancing Work and Kids 2020-07-06

    Jul 06 2020

    Parenting Challenges in the Era of COVID-19: Balancing Work and Kids Many parents across the country have gone months without childcare, juggling the tasks of being a parent with those of learning how to home-school on the fly. Vanessa Guillén Disappearence Raises Question About Sexual Assault in the Military Army specialist and Houston native Vanessa Guillén disappeared from her Texas base in April, and police now say she was brutally killed. What Does Annexation Mean for Palestinians in the We...more

  • Politics with Amy Walter: What it's Like to Start a Career During the Pandemic

    Jul 03 2020

    When the COVID-19 swept the U.S. in March, it was hard to fully understand how society would fundamentally change. Since then, more than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment. As states grapple with the uncertainty that comes with reopening their economies, Politics with Amy Walter returns to a conversation from April about what it's like to be entering the workforce at this time. Hannes Schwandt, assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, sh...more

  • Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on his Approach to Flattening the Curve 2020-07-02

    Jul 02 2020

    Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on his Approach to Flattening the Curve We speak to Miami, Florida's Mayor Francis Suarez about his plans to stop the spread of the virus. How Are Educators Rethinking U.S. History Education? The recent uprisings for racial justice have shed light on how the teaching of U.S. history has been lacking in the past and how we can fix it. Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Changes to International Media Outlets Voice of America, and other government-funded international m...more