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The Takeaway

The Takeaway

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics with Amy Walter: In Pursuit of a Coronavirus Vaccine

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 stopping the pandemic. With no certainty to the end of the pandemic, many are relying on a vaccine as the only way back to the way things were but even a vaccine comes with its own set of issues. Finding a way to distribute hundreds of millions of doses of a vaccine in addition to convincing Americans that it is safe and effective could be an uphill battle. Communicating transparently is especially important with communities of color who have been disproportionately hurt by the coronavirus. Guests: Umair Irfan, Staff Writer at Vox Carolyn Johnson, Science Reporter at The Washington Post Dr. Jesse Goodman, Professor at Georgetown University and the Former Chief Scientist at the Food and Drug Administration Gary A. Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum

Politics with Amy Walter: Black Women Are Center Stage in 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 become the focal point of discussions around who Joe Biden will choose as a running mate. With this attention and scrutiny has come criticism and attacks, many from within the Democratic Party itself, which fall along familiar lines of racism and sexism. Guests: Kimberly Peeler-Allen, visiting practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University Aimee Allison, is founder and president of She the People

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

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 former guest David Lat on his experience recovering from COVID-19. The Revolutionary Roots of Black August This week marked the start of Black August, the month-long commemoration of Black resistance that dates back to the 1970s. California Struggles to Fight Wildfires Admist Pandemic California is facing its largest wildfire since the deadly 2018 Camp Fire—and this time the pandemic is posing new challenges.

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

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

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 90s dying in their 30s and 40s. Activists See Progress in Fight to Halt Surgeries for Intersex Children Last week, the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago became the first major hospital in the country to officially halt genital surgeries for intersex children. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

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

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

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

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

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

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