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The Political Price of Betting on Immigration

This week on The Takeaway Friday with Amy Walter, a big look at immigration from history and political strategies to consequences and the current state of immigration and the electorate. After announcing a zero tolerance at the border and the forced separation of children from their parents, outrage grew - from the media, the public and politicians on both sides of the aisle. We hear from a Republican strategist who was at the center of an immigration debate weighs in on how the party has responded historically and if they have learned from past mistakes; experts discuss how the Democrats have lost their way when it comes to immigration reform and what they need to address to keep progressives happy; and a look at how Latino voters are responding to the rhetoric surrounding immigration. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

The Migrant Detention Business is More Profitable Than You Think

Up first, we take a look at the money behind private corrections and detention operators via a comprehensive report from the Corrections Accountability Project. Then, we talk to a self-described lifelong Republican Reverend about how he got interested in immigration, and why faith leaders chose to speak out now; we have a conversation about the farm bill with a Latino farmer who owns a small organic farm in CA; plus, a look at a documentary following the first eight months of a refugee resettlement. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

For Families Separated at the Border, Different States of Detention

A look inside two types of detention facilities, as Border Patrol finds itself unable to humanely process families being separated by the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy; an update on the Pukri family, who wanted to make America great again - but just didn't think it would come at the cost of their own family separation; listeners share their feelings about the zero tolerance policy; and a discussion about the U.S.'s diminishing role in aiding refugees. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

The Anti-Migration Chorus Grows in the U.S., and Echoes in Germany

How both the far right in Germany and America have come to define the immigration debate around the world. Minnesota regulators open final arguments this week on whether they should approve proposal to replace deteriorating pipeline from Canada across Minnesota. Today marks 153 years since news reached the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas that they were emancipated two and a half years prior on January 1, 1863. We welcomed the tiniest member of The Takeaway team. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Tent City... For Migrant Children

Increased visibility of family separation at the border has been leading some politicians and conservative religious leaders to denounce Trump's immigration policies – people and groups who have typically supported the president. We spoke with the mayor of Morristown, Tennessee – a small, Republican town – who says it's time to bring compassion to the issue. Next, we take a look at the immigration legislation in the House this week; a discussion about how the Guatemala government is trying to capitalize on the volcano-induced chaos to pass unpopular legislation; and a conversation about our culture of business and being overworked. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Trade War? Going Tit-for-Tat on Tariffs

From last weekend's G-7 to the summit with North Korea this week, a lot has been happening on the world's stage. Up first, we have a roundtable discussion about President Trump's economic diplomacy; Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Kevin Cramer talk about the latest threat of increased tariffs; a look at the history of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930; plus, we have a conversation with a pork producer and a corn farmer in Iowa who supported Trump but are now worried as trade tensions escalate. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

How Muslim Players Bring their Faith to the Field

The Takeaway speaks with with Roger Bennett, from "Men in Blazers" and "American Fiasco," about the World Cup. We continued our look at soccer with a discussion of religion and how Muslim players, who will be competing as Ramadan ends, bring their faith to the field. Plus, we have a conversation with Gurbir Grewal, the first Sikh in US history to hold the position of statewide AG; the Yemen Crisis; and our new bi-weekly culture roundup, where we'll be discussing notable or surprising moments of the week in TV, film, music and more. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

What Happens to Young Children Torn From Their Parents?

The Takeaway speaks with Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on the psychological toll separations at the border can have on young children's developing minds. Plus, we discuss the massive California wildfires that have a common thread: in all but one, Cal Fire named Pacific Gas and Electric, the biggest utility in the state, as the cause of how it started; the lawsuit from 22 ovarian cancer patients and their families that alleges Johnson and Johnson cosmetic talc products led to their cancer diagnoses; how courts rule in cases where jurors display anti-gay bias. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

President Trump Holds Historic Meeting with Kim Jong-un

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a groundbreaking meeting in Singapore. It was the highest-level contact between North Korean and American officials in history. The Takeaway speaks with North Korean defector Yeonmi Park. Plus, we discuss the recent order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop granting domestic abuse or gang violence victims asylum status; the historical significance of ranked choice voting in Maine; what the future of the internet may look after the death of net neutrality; and our summer reading picks. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Ahead of North Korea Summit, President Trump Spurns U.S. Allies

On Tuesday, one of the most widely anticipated diplomatic events in recent history will be carried out at an island resort in Singapore, a summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The Takeaway speaks with the leader of Secretary Albright's North Korea delegation when she paid a visit to the hermetic country. Plus, we review the new Supreme Court decision to uphold Ohio's voter purge law; the recent decision by I.C.E. to house 1,600 detainees in federal prisons; a surge in assassinations of political candidates in Mexico; the legacy of racism in Russian soccer as the World Cup gets underway; and the Justice Department's secret seizure of a reporters phone and e-mail records. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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