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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Airline Industry Takes Off As Vaccinations Continue in the U.S. 2021-06-24

Airline Industry Takes Off As Vaccinations Continue in the U.S. Earlier this month, TSA airport security screenings went above two million people per day for the first time since March of 2020. Why Are Tornadoes So Difficult to Predict? From Illinois to Alabama, a number of states have been hit by devastating tornadoes in recent weeks. Guest Host Melissa Harris-Perry Reflects on the 'Cursing Cheerleader' Case On Wednesday, Supreme Court ruled on behalf of a teenager who posted a vulgar Snapchat after failing to make the varsity cheerleading squad. Musicians in Nigeria Speak Out Against Twitter Ban Earlier this month, the Nigerian government banned Twitter throughout the country. Guest Host: Melissa Harris-Perry.

Airline Industry Takes Off As Vaccinations Continue in the U.S. 2021-06-24

Delta Variant on Track to Becoming Dominant Strain Worldwide 2021-06-23

Delta Variant on Track to Becoming Dominant Strain Worldwide The World Health Organization also warns that the Delta variant is "fitter" and "faster" than all previously identified variants. Democrats' Path Forward on Voting Rights Legislation Uncertain Following GOP Filibuster On Tuesday, Senate Democrats put the For the People Act, a voting rights expansion bill, up for a test vote. But as expected, Republicans blocked the bill from advancing. Carl Nassib Makes History As First Active NFL Player to Come Out As Gay A look at how the NFL has evolved on LGBTQ+ issues over the last decade and why representation in sports matters. How Far Has Hollywood Come on Representation? One big-budget Hollywood film can do more to shape perceptions of a historic event, a political leader, or a community of people than decades of scholarly research.

SCOTUS Decision Limits NCAA Control Over Compensating College Athletes 2021-06-22

Guest hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry.

SCOTUS Decision Limits NCAA Control Over Compensating College Athletes 2021-06-22

The Battle Over Critical Race Theory 2021-06-21

The Battle Over Critical Race Theory Getting critical race theory out of schools has become a conservative rallying cry this year. Closing the Philanthropy Gap The philanthropy world has long ignored the needs of Black girls and women. Do African Americans Have Second Amendment Rights? In her new book, Professor Carol Anderson argues that the right to self-defense is not applied equally to African Americans. Guest hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry.

A Very Special Juneteenth Episode 2021-06-18

This week, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law officially establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Juneteenth marks the day that enslaved people in Texas found out they were free, two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. For some people, including guest host Melissa Harris-Perry, Juneteenth is a celebration of Black culture and freedom. With that in mind, The Takeaway revisits a conversation from earlier this month about Black Music Month, with Nabil Ayers, writer and general manager of the record label 4AD, and Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke Distinguished professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University and host of the podcast, Left of Black. Black Music Month is an annual celebration every June of the Black musicians, producers, songwriters and more. Started more than 40 years ago, the observance celebrates the history and scope of Black artistry spanning musical genres from classical and folk to hip hop and rock. Then, The Takeaway turns to KalaLea, host of Blindspot: Tulsa Burning. She is also a producer for the New Yorker's weekly show, the New Yorker Radio Hour. Blindspot: Tulsa Burning highlights the events leading up to the Tulsa Race Massacre. Finally, to close out the show, The Takeaway speaks to women lawmakers, including Rep. Alma Adams, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and Rep. Lauren Underwood, about their dads for a very special Father's Day segment. (Rep. Lauren Underwood with her father)

California Attorney General Has an Aggressive Reform Agenda 2021-06-17

California Attorney General Has an Aggressive Reform Agenda Rob Bonta is the first Filipino American to serve as Attorney General of California. Conservatives Are Winning Legal Fights Against Government Aid for People of ColorLast weekend, nearly 3,000 restaurant owners who had been approved for grants under a plan prioritizing people of color and women were told that their payments have been put on hold. Breaking Down the Biden-Putin SummitAccording to President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin the two adversarial countries had an amicable discussion, but it's not clear whether progress was made in these talks. Who Owns Time?While Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, it's also an acknowledgement of losing one of the few resources that can never be renewed: time.

How Is the U.S. Military Losing Weapons? 2021-06-16

How Is the U.S. Military Losing Weapons?A new investigation from the Associated Press found that around 1,900 military firearms were either lost or stolen during the past decade. Bureau of Prisons Rejected Thousands of Requests for Compassionate Release During the PandemicMany died of Covid-19 behind bars, while the BOP rejected applications for compassionate release, the Marshall Project found. Congresswoman Alma Adams on the Latest Delays in Debt Relief to Black FarmersLast week, a federal judge temporarily blocked the USDA's debt relief program for farmers of color, siding with a group of white farmers who say the policy discriminates against them. The Significance of Miss Juneteenth Pageants in 2021Channing Godfrey Peoples, screenwriter and director of "Miss Juneteenth," joined The Takeaway to discuss the significance of Miss Juneteenth pageants and what they represent today.

President Biden Attempts to Reset International Relations 2021-06-15

President Biden Attempts to Reset International RelationsA look at what the reset of American posturing on the world stage means for diplomacy. How the Biden Administration is Viewing Israel's New Political RealityThe Biden administration is hoping the new Israeli parliamentary coalition will succeed, but their policy goals may diverge. Crisis in Nicaragua: Sister of Detained Presidential Candidate Speaks OutA number of political opposition candidates have been arrested by the Nicaraguan state. The Transformative Nature of LGBTQ+ Coming-of-Age StoriesIn Hulu's groundbreaking series "First Day," a young transgender girl, Hannah Bradford, navigates starting a new school as her authentic self.

Vaccine Diplomacy on Display at the G7 Summit 2021-06-14

Vaccine Diplomacy on Display at the G7 SummitEfforts to end the pandemic and distribute vaccines globally were a top agenda item for leaders at the G7 summit in England. A Westminster Dog Show Wrap UpOn Sunday night, a Pekingese named Wasabi was crowned Best in Show at the 145th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Why Major Cities Are Experimenting with Guaranteed Income for ArtistsThis year the cities of St. Paul and San Francisco have rolled out guaranteed minimum income programs for artists that give out monthly, no strings attached payments.

Vice President Kamala Harris to Migrants: Do Not Come 2021-06-11

Guest host: Melissa Harris-Perry.