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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.

Who Deserves Government Assistance?

In April of this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen current work requirements, or introduce new restrictions, for low-income Americans who receive government assistance. The order calls on agencies to reform their welfare programs "by strengthening existing work requirements for work-capable people and introducing new work requirements when legally permissible." On this episode of The Takeaway, Fridays, an hour-long deep-dive into the idea of the "working poor," and a consideration of who deserves a little help. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Puerto Ricans Pay the Price for Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico is facing the biggest local government bankruptcy ever filed in the United States. The territory is currently 72 billion dollars in debt. Public employees are currently owed more than 50 billion dollars in pensions. And it's Puerto Rican residents who are feeling the impacts of the debt crisis. We look at how the government is preparing to restructure its financial obligations. Plus, a conversation with the mayor of Miami about building a resilient city; a look at the newly-created school safety commission that won't discuss the role of guns in school safety; a review of what it means to be a female rocker in a male-dominated field; and a discussion about Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in light of a new documentary about his life. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Miami's Next Real Estate Crisis: Climate Gentrification

Residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood say climate gentrification is already happening. The idea — developers looking to buy homes in mostly black, working-class communities to hedge their portfolios against threatened beachfront properties — is deeply concerning to community activists. Residents worry that the feverish interest in their community's real estate will lead to a surge in prices, driving out longtime residents. More on this, plus a conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his father's assassination; and we consider the removal of the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant with a former Miss America. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Young Floridians Reflect on Gun Violence They Face Every Day

We spoke with two high school students about the prospects of violence they face in their communities due to the prevalence of firearms. After the Parkland shooting, where 17 were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, much of the national attention was devoted to these high-profile massacres. But smaller instances of violence occur every day. Next, a conversation with Senator Jeff Merkley about his visit to a migrant detention center that went viral; and discussion with one woman attempting to break the link between incarceration and trauma. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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