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Will the Mueller Report Shift Public Trust in American Institutions?

March 26th, 2019

33:33

Will the Mueller Report Shift Public Trust in American Institutions?

Following the release of a summary of the Mueller Report, what has the …

The Mueller Report is In; What Does it Mean?

March 25th, 2019

30:47

The Mueller Report is In; What Does it Mean?

Attorney General William Barr released a letter to Congress detailing the Mueller Report's key findings.

Amy Walter on Congress's Next Moves

Amy Walter joins us to talk about …

Politics with Amy Walter: The Democratic National Committee's 2020 Transformation

March 22nd, 2019

46:59

After all the drama in 2016, the Democratic National Committee has reformed the nomination process. Today on Politics with Amy Walter from The …

No Tap or Toilet: Over One Million Americans Lack Access to Running Water

March 21st, 2019

38:59

No Tap or Toilet: Over One Million Americans Lack Access to Running Water

Most Americans take access to water for granted.

Recovering From The Midwest Floods

Last week, an intense winter storm swept the Midwest. The …

Who Wins When Public Schools Have Selective Admissions Policies?

March 20th, 2019

37:36

Who Wins When Public Schools Have Selective Admissions Policies?

A disproportionately small number of black and Latino students were admitted to New …

How Transportation Can be a Means for Segregation

March 19th, 2019

27:04

How Transportation Can be a Means for Segregation 

Voters will decide whether to add a train line from Atlanta to Gwinnett county, a suburban area …

"I Don’t See How Anyone Can Feel Safe Anywhere": Mosque Shootings in New Zealand Shake the World

March 18th, 2019

42:15

Senate Republicans Split From Trump, What Does This Moment Mean for the Future of the GOP?

March 15th, 2019

46:33

"To Me, This Is The Right Thing To Do": California Governor Halts State's Executions

March 14th, 2019

41:04

"To Me, This Is The Right Thing To Do": California Governor Halts State's Executions

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on …

CEO of Company Housing Migrant Children Detainees Steps Down

March 13th, 2019

37:03

CEO of Company Housing Migrant Children Detainees Steps Down

The C.E.O. of Southwest Key, a private company that houses the plurality of migrant children in U.S. shelters, has resigned after facing scrutiny from a …

Companies Might Have to 'Lean In' to Transparency by Reporting Salaries

March 12th, 2019

28:27

Companies Might Have to 'Lean In' to Transparency by Reporting Salaries 

For all the leaning in, women still made 82 cents on the dollar in 2017. …

"I Felt the System Was Raping Me All Over Again": Senator McSally Reveals Sexual Assault in the Military

March 11th, 2019

34:46

Divide Over Israel Remains After House Passes Generic "Anti-Hate" Measure

March 8th, 2019

47:17

Divide Over Israel Remains After House Passes Generic "Anti-Hate" Measure

After initial plans to condemn anti-Semitism more specifically were scrapped, the U.S. House of Representatives' Democratic leadership opted for …

Border Crossings Swell as Resources for Migrants Diminish

March 7th, 2019

40:22

Border Crossings Swell as Resources for Migrants Diminish

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new data on migrant crossings at the border, revealing a system overwhelmed by more unauthorized crossings than seen …

Medical Breakthrough Prompts Reflection for People Living with HIV

March 6th, 2019

24:19

For only the second time since the AIDS epidemic began, a patient is in long-term remission from H.I.V.

The anonymous “London patient” appears to have been infection-free for the past year and a half, after receiving a …

Voices from Alabama: Working Through the Aftermath of a Deadly Storm

March 5th, 2019

35:00

Voices from Alabama: Working Through the Aftermath of a Deadly Storm

23 are confirmed dead after tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday. The Takeaway hears from local leaders on how the community is working together in the …

Thousands of Children Complained of Sexual Abuse in Immigrant Detention

March 4th, 2019

35:05

Thousands of Children Complained of Sexual Abuse in Immigrant Detention

A total of 178 sexual harassment complaints elevated to the Department of …

Politics with Amy Walter: To Impeach or Not to Impeach?

March 1st, 2019

37:18

Amy Walter talked to Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from Illinois, who serves on both the Committee On Oversight And Reform and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he was in both the …

How Deutsche Bank Became Trump's Biggest Lender

February 28th, 2019

35:40

Examining Michael Jackson's Legacy Through the Lens of His Accusers

A new HBO documentary chronicles the lives of two men who say that Michael Jackson abused them as children.

Mayoral Elections Set the Stage for a New …

How Michael Cohen Went from Loyal Attorney to Key Trump Critic

February 27th, 2019

44:10

How Michael Cohen Went from Loyal Attorney to Key Trump Critic

Michael Cohen was once one of Donald Trump's fiercest supporters. Today, he's expected to bring revelations to the House Oversight Committee. What led to …

Local Communities Feel the Effect of Change in Global Recycling Policies

February 26th, 2019

37:59

Local Communities Feel the Effect of Change in Global Recycling Policies

On January 1, 2018, China stopped accepting any recycled plastic and …

Venezuela: After a Tense Weekend, What is the Way Forward?

February 25th, 2019

28:47

Venezuela: After a Tense Weekend, What is the Way Forward?

We hear two radically differing perspectives on the way forward for Venezuela.

Oscar-Winning Documentary Tackles Global Stigma Surrounding Menstruation

The …

Clarence Thomas Questions Landmark Libel Case, Raising Concerns About Press Freedoms

February 21st, 2019

32:16

Clarence Thomas Questions Landmark Libel Case, Raising Concerns About Press Freedoms

Thomas took issue with the landmark Times v Sullivan case from …

President Trump's National Emergency Draws Multi-State Challenge; Does the Lawsuit Have Standing?

February 20th, 2019

29:55

What Regulation Rollbacks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Means for Consumers

February 19th, 2019

29:02

What Regulation Rollbacks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Means for Consumers

In the Trump administration's latest effort to undermine …

Hail to the Veep: Unpacking Vice Presidential History

February 18th, 2019

36:55

Hail to the Veep: Unpacking Vice Presidential History

On this President’s Day, The Takeaway looks at the role of the vice president in U.S. history …

"We Are Here to Tell the Stories of Our Fallen Peers": Teen Journalists Documenting Gun Violence

February 14th, 2019

39:10

The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

February 13th, 2019

28:45

The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

El Chapo has been convicted. But will it matter for Mexico's drug war?

History Shows That a Planned Wall …

Some Are Striking, Some Are Leaving: One Teacher on the State of His Profession Today

February 12th, 2019

36:01

Lawmakers Reach a Tentative Framework to Avert Another Shutdown 

President Trump may not accept the deal, but it outlines a potential compromise only three weeks after furloughed federal employees returned to work. 

Over 700 Victims: New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches

February 11th, 2019

35:01

Over 700 Victims: New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches

An investigation from the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News shines a light at disturbing sexual abuse in Southern Baptist …

Trump's Investigatory Troubles Extend Far Beyond Robert Mueller

February 7th, 2019

39:59

Trump's Investigatory Troubles Extend Far Beyond Robert Mueller

The Southern District of New York is pursuing criminal charges against the President's inaugural committee.

For Some Saudis Accused of Crimes in US, the …

The Biggest Threats to America Today, According to You

February 6th, 2019

33:34

The Biggest Threats to America Today, According to You

What are the major threats facing America today? You told us: they don't necessarily match …

ICE Force-Feeding Immigrant Detainees, In Seemingly Unprecedented Move

February 5th, 2019

38:33

ICE Force-Feeding Immigrant Detainees, In Seemingly Unprecedented Move

Last week, ICE confirmed that their agency is force-feeding nine detainees in …

Freezing Conditions in Federal Detention Facility Raise Alarm

February 4th, 2019

29:29

Freezing Conditions in Federal Detention Facility Raise Alarm

According to the detainees, attorneys and media reports, the more than 1,600 …

How a Hate Crime Reverberates Through a Community

January 31st, 2019

37:53

How a Hate Crime Reverberates Through a Community 

Empire star Jussie Smollett told police that his attackers shouted “this is MAGA …

Polar Vortex Has Midwest Temperatures Plunging to Near Record Lows

January 30th, 2019

28:28

Polar Vortex Has Midwest Temperatures Plunging to Near Record Lows

Cold snaps like this were more common in generations past, but climate change is …

Two Years Later, So-Called "Muslim Ban" Continues To Separate Families

January 29th, 2019

34:37

Two Years Later, So-Called "Muslim Ban" Continues To Separate Families

According to information obtained from the State Department, very few people from the blocked countries have received waivers to enter the U.S. 

Chef José Andrés Talks Food Insecurity, the Federal Shutdown, and the Joys of Discovering New Cuisines

January 28th, 2019

49:07

Growing Protests and Cries of 'Coup' in Venezuela

January 24th, 2019

31:17

Growing Protests and Cries of 'Coup' in Venezuela

In Venezuela, protests to unseat President Nicolas Maduro continue to spread after President Trump …

The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

January 23rd, 2019

37:34

The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

It's the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown. Across the country, the lack of federal funding has affected government employees, Native communities, Americans relying …

Government Shutdown: Where Negotiations Stand on its 32nd Day

January 22nd, 2019

33:12

Government Shutdown: Where Negotiations Stand on its 32nd Day

Workers will miss a second paycheck if the shutdown continues through the end of the week.

Senator Merkley Asks FBI to Open Probe into DHS Secretary Over …

Vote, But Your Civic Engagement Doesn't End There

January 21st, 2019

46:01

Communities Fill the Gaps Created by Shutdown

January 17th, 2019

30:59

Communities Fill the Gaps Created by Shutdown

The Takeaway hears from reporters in Arizona, Texas, and Alaska about the impact of the shutdown on their communities and how local charities and businesses are stepping up …

Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History

January 16th, 2019

33:26

Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History

By some estimates, the shutdown will soon cost as much as the President has …

What Recourse do Federal Workers have During a Shutdown? Learning from the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers' Strike

January 15th, 2019

41:41

New Reports Underscore FBI's Concern About Trump's Links to Russia

January 14th, 2019

36:07

New Reports Underscore FBI's Concern About Trump's Links to Russia

The President was also reportedly highly secretive about his meetings with Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Does Rep. Steve King's Racism and …

Manafort's Links to Russian Oligarchs Under Renewed Scrutiny Amid Change in Leadership at the Department of Justice

January 10th, 2019

26:06

As Shutdown Drags On, Can Americans Afford to Go Without a Paycheck?

January 9th, 2019

30:42

As Shutdown Drags On, Can Americans Afford to Go Without a Paycheck?

There isn't good data on the number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the truth is, many Americans have lived that way at some point in …

Shutdowns are a Game of Chicken, But Does Anyone Actually Win?

January 8th, 2019

31:45

Shutdowns are a Game of Chicken, But Does Anyone Actually Win? 

If no compromise is reached, the political impasse could make this the …

Stuck in Limbo: How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Immigration Courts

January 7th, 2019

32:46

Stuck in Limbo: How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Immigration Courts

Judges, attorneys, and migrants are only a few of the players involved.

Big Pharma Raises Prescription Prices, Undercutting Trump's Presidential Pledge

January 3rd, 2019

30:31

Big Pharma Raises Prescription Prices, Undercutting Trump's Presidential Pledge

With 28 pharmaceutical companies set to raise prices in January, Americans will continue to pay more for prescription medications than any …

Inside the Big Business of Migrant Detention

January 2nd, 2019

35:32

Inside the Big Business of Migrant Detention

A new investigation shows just how lucrative the big business of immigration detention is for private prisons.

For Americans Over 50, Losing Work Can Mean Financial Ruin

A …

2019 News Preview: Stories to Watch in the Year Ahead

January 1st, 2019

46:24

Today, on a special New Year's day edition of The Takeaway we’ll look at what 2019 has in store when it comes to some of the biggest issues affecting our country and our world—everything from climate change to domestic …

The Ongoing 'Humanitarian Crisis' on the Border, and the Community in El Paso Rallying To Help

December 31st, 2018

36:11

The Ongoing 'Humanitarian Crisis' on the Border, and the Community in El Paso Rallying To Help

More than 2,000 migrants have been released from federal custody into El Paso in the last week.

U.S. Strategy Against ISIS …

As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead?

December 28th, 2018

47:18

As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead? 

An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisis is, and the historical analogies. 

How Grassroots Leadership is …

Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession

December 27th, 2018

28:20

Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession

The stock market is not the economy, and the economy is not the stock market. Yet …

New Report Says the VA Underspent on Suicide Prevention Outreach

December 26th, 2018

33:01

New Report Says the VA Underspent on Suicide Prevention Outreach

A new report just out from the Government Accountability Office says the VA has failed on a massive scale to address the problem of veteran suicide.

Making America Kinder, One Smile at a Time

December 25th, 2018

48:06

Escaping D.C.'s Real Life Political Drama With a Fictional One

December 22nd, 2018

25:16

There are countless political dramas and comedies to choose from, but with Washington D.C. feeling a bit like a reality show is there still room for …

Does the GOP Have a Woman Problem?

December 21st, 2018

35:14

Democrats won with women by 19 points in the 2018 midterm elections. Efforts to recruit new women candidates to the Republican Party have faltered …

A Bipartisan Moment for Criminal Justice Reform

December 20th, 2018

33:26

A Bipartisan Moment for Criminal Justice Reform

This week we spotted that rarest of beasts in Washington: a bipartisan moment, and just in time for …

Trump Foundation to Shut Down After Agreement

December 19th, 2018

26:18

Trump Foundation to Shut Down After Agreement 

The Trump Foundation is shutting down after an agreement was reached with New York Attorney General …

New Senate Reports Detail Extent of Russian Meddling Campaign

December 18th, 2018

45:48

New Senate Reports Detail Extent of Russian Meddling Campaign

The reports show that Russian meddlers took advantage of a deep knowledge of how to wedge American voters further apart.

Budapest Erupts in Protests Over …

What Should Lawmakers Do in Response to the Death of the 7-Year-Old Migrant?

December 17th, 2018

32:19

What Should Lawmakers Do in Response to the Death of the 7-Year-Old Migrant?

We speak with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall regarding the 7-year-old …

Putting Together the Pieces of Mueller's Investigation Puzzle

December 14th, 2018

45:43

It's been a rapid fire few days in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion during the run-up to the 2016 …

Theresa May Stays, as a Messy Brexit Continues

December 13th, 2018

29:45

Theresa May Stays, as a Messy Brexit Continues

On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote called by members of her own Conservative Party, as the messy Brexit story continues to …

Trump and the NRA Are Likely to Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows

December 12th, 2018

41:50

Trump and the NRA Are Likely to Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows

Evidence points to an illegally coordinated effort between the …

Theresa May's Brexit Strategy Suffers Last Minute Defeat

December 11th, 2018

32:04

Theresa May's Brexit Strategy Suffers Last Minute Defeat

Prime Minister May's decision to postpone a parliamentary vote spells further uncertainty for the global economy.

What Cyntoia Brown's Case Reveals About Juvenile …

Mueller Investigation and Cabinet Shakeups: A Pulse Check on Trump's Administration

December 10th, 2018

38:27

Mueller Investigation and Cabinet Shakeups: A Pulse Check on Trump's Administration

As 2018 nears its end, we check in on the latest with the Trump …

Inside the Power of ICE

December 7th, 2018

52:22

In this hour, we take a look at the creation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and how in just fifteen years it’s gone from an agency with wide …

US Prosecutors Place Charges in Panama Papers Probe

December 6th, 2018

30:51

US Prosecutors Place Charges in Panama Papers Probe

It was the biggest leak in history. And it showed us how rich people hide their money.

What …

How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity

December 5th, 2018

30:25

How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity

Presidential funerals — and the eulogies delivered at them — have made for memorable …

North Carolina Launches Investigation into Possible Election Fraud

December 4th, 2018

36:29

North Carolina Launches Investigation into Possible Election Fraud

A Republican victory is in limbo as an investigation is launched in North Carolina …

When Police Officers Commit Crimes, How Frequently Are They Punished?

December 3rd, 2018

37:09

When Police Officers Commit Crimes, How Frequently Are They Punished?

And what will it take for the culture within police departments to change?

The …

Politics with Amy Walter: Pentagon's First-Ever Audit Exposes Massive Accounting Fraud

November 30th, 2018

15:16

The military budget is at its highest level since World War II, but where exactly does all that money go and what wars are we even fighting these days? In this episode, Amy Walter finds out how much is being spent and …

Migrant Family Separation Continues at the Border, Despite Executive Order

November 29th, 2018

33:51

Migrant Family Separation Continues at the Border, Despite Executive Order

Immigration officials have yet to provide clarity on the number of children having been separated.

Chemical Attack on Central American Migrants …

Is Facebook Too Big? Amid Repeat Offenses, Global Regulators Suggest Breaking Up the Social Media Giant

November 28th, 2018

40:57

Earlonne Woods, Co-Host of Prison Podcast, Has Sentence Commuted

November 27th, 2018

41:43

General Motors Announces Big Layoffs and Plant Closures

The American car manufacturer announced plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs and halt …

Migrants Tear Gassed at the Border as U.S. and Mexico Prepare Asylum Policy Change

November 26th, 2018

39:34

Migrants Tear Gassed at the Border as U.S. and Mexico Prepare Asylum Policy Change

Women and children were also among those on the receiving end …

Politics with Amy Walter: Family, Friendship and Politics Collide on Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2018

27:10

Sure, it’s nice to gather everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving. But depending on the family, there can be just as much laughter as there is screaming …

The History of Thanksgiving Food, from the First Venison to Your Modern Day Table

November 22nd, 2018

47:22

The History of Thanksgiving Food, from the First Venison to Your Modern Day Table

Why do we eat what we eat on this day? Food historian and writer Sandy Oliver takes us back to the beginning, and we hear from you about …

'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2018

45:46

'Very Fortunate': California Wildfire Survivors Remain Thankful This Thanksgiving

What do you do for Thanksgiving when your entire community is gone? …

Caravan Migrants Face Mexican Protesters on Road to U.S. Border

November 20th, 2018

40:25

Caravan Migrants Face Mexican Protesters on Road to U.S. Border 

Protesters shouted, "Mexico First" against caravan migrants.

Fleeing Violence and …

The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis

November 19th, 2018

35:25

The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Northern California, where more than 10,000 families have lost …

Politics with Amy Walter: The Money Behind the Midterms

November 16th, 2018

48:12

Counting on Election Integrity in Florida

Machine meltdowns, recounts and who's responsible? 

The Money Behind the Midterms

More than $5 billion was spent by candidates alone in this year's midterm elections, …

"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire

November 15th, 2018

30:41

"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire

Four survivors of the devastating Camp Fire tell us their stories of escape and trying to forge ahead.

Director Steve McQueen on "Widows," A Thriller …

Amazon Comes to the Neighborhood

November 14th, 2018

35:32

Amazon Comes to the Neighborhood 

On Tuesday, Amazon named Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia as the cite of their HQ2 locations. So what are the terms of the deal?

Scotland Aims to Stamp Out Homophobia …

Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane"

November 13th, 2018

33:19

Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane" 

The NRA told doctors to "stay in their lane," and not take on the issue of gun violence. Doctors said: …

Devastating Fires Rage Throughout California

November 12th, 2018

38:34

Devastating Fires Rage Throughout California

The Camp Fire has already been marked as the deadliest fire in recent California history.

Trial Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question Enters Second Week

The State of New …

Politics with Amy Walter: The Case for Speaker Pelosi, Again

November 9th, 2018

50:14

The Case for Speaker Pelosi, Again

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to lead the House of Representatives. She wants her job back.  

With Democrats in the House, Will a Divided Government Be Able to Govern?

Grading The Media's Election Performance

November 8th, 2018

48:22

A New DOJ, Sans Sessions

Sessions is out. We explore the decision and what it could mean for the Mueller investigation and the future of the Trump …

A Night of Firsts: Women and Underrepresented Groups Make History

November 7th, 2018

48:27

Election Roundup: Voters Choose Divided Government 

It’s the day after Election Day, so what do we know? 

After Losing the House, Republican Party Charts New Path Forward

What does the loss of the House of …

Vote Today, But Your Civic Engagement Doesn't End Here

November 6th, 2018

46:44

Voting is one of the most important forms of civic engagement. But Americans have engaged with their communities in all sorts of ways. Today's episode of The Takeaway explores the ways in which we are giving back to our …

Tallahassee Shooting: The Link Between Right Wing Extremism and Misogyny

November 5th, 2018

45:20

Tallahassee Shooting: The Link Between Right-Wing Extremism and Misogyny

The gunman had previously posted videos and audio files online, railing …

Politics with Amy Walter: Getting Up to Speed on All Things Midterms

November 2nd, 2018

56:00

This week on Politics with Amy Walter, with Election Day 2018 just days away, we look at where things stand heading into Tuesday. Also on the show, …

Little Mention of Climate Change in Midterm Ads, But it Matters to Millennials

November 1st, 2018

46:02

Little Mention of Climate Change in Midterm Ads, But it Matters to Millennials

The Takeaway holds a roundtable discussion with three millennial …

The Role of the President as "Consoler-in-Chief"

October 31st, 2018

49:05

Reflecting on Presidents as "Consolers-in-Chief"

Pittsburgh's civic leaders urged President Trump to stay away after the synagogue attack. A …

For Religious Communities, What Happens After an Attack?

October 30th, 2018

40:38

For Religious Communities, What Happens After an Attack?

We speak with three people who lost family and friends as a result of attacks at their …

It is Time to Confront White Supremacist Violence

October 29th, 2018

45:14

It is Time to Confront White Supremacist Violence

In light of three horrific high-profile events from the past week, we analyze the continued rise …

Politics with Amy Walter: Early Voting's Big Impact on the Midterms

October 26th, 2018

47:18

Attempted Bombings Point to a Widening Political Divide

October 25th, 2018

42:12

Attempted Bombings Point to a Widening Political Divide 

Bombs sent to leaders of the Democratic Party Wednesday morning have brought the extreme …

With Midterm Elections in Sight, Record Amounts of Money Spent on Campaign Ads

October 24th, 2018

46:53

With Midterm Elections in Sight, Record Amounts of Money Spent on Campaign Ads

The media landscape has been dominated by a barrage of political …

7,000 Migrants Continue Northbound — How Has Mexico Responded?

October 23rd, 2018

37:27

7,000 Migrants Continue Northbound — How Has Mexico Responded?

Thousands of Central American migrants are in southern Mexico, some applying for asylum, others continuing north.

Erdogan Addresses Turkish Parliament on …

How United States' Elections Work

October 22nd, 2018

42:54

How United States' Elections Work

15 days ahead of the midterm elections, The Takeaway is taking a step back and looking at the infrastructure of the United States' voting system. 

How the Saudi Government Uses Twitter …

Politics and Protest: Hitting the Streets in the Trump Era

October 19th, 2018

47:34

Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, millions of Americans have taken to the streets. Many have marched in protest of the president, some have walked out of their jobs demanding higher wages, and others …

Honduras Caravan: Thousands of Hondurans Fleeing Violence Head to U.S. Amid Trump's Threats

October 18th, 2018

44:24

The Dangers of Being a Woman and a Journalist

October 17th, 2018

39:21

Journalist's Disappearance Puts Spotlight on Saudi Arabia's Record of Human Rights Abuses

Since seizing power in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has escalated the Kingdom's disregard for human rights.

The …

Recover, Rebuild: Updating Our Communities for a New Climate Reality

October 16th, 2018

45:40

Recover, Rebuild: Updating Our Communities for a New Climate Reality

Hurricanes like Michael reveal that our infrastructure, building codes, and …

Migrant Family Separations: The Trump Administration May Bring Back the Policy

October 15th, 2018

45:12

Migrant Family Separations: The Trump Administration May Bring Back the Policy

The Trump Administration is floating the idea that migrant family …

Politics with Amy Walter: Has Trump Kept His Campaign Promises?

October 12th, 2018

53:44

We are less than a month away from the Midterm Elections. And that also means we are two years out from the 2016 campaign, when then-candidate Donald Trump ran on a series of promises to the American people: creating …

Violence Against Transgender People is on the Rise

October 11th, 2018

43:43

Violence Against Transgender People is On The Rise

Violence against transgender people is at record high levels. And local police often fail to …

"They Were Cutting My Hands": Unaccompanied Migrant Children Encounter Problems with Asylum Policy

October 10th, 2018

45:58

New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

October 9th, 2018

48:23

New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

A new UN climate report predicts catastrophic damage by climate change by the year 2040. So …

On Columbus Day, Being Undocumented in America

October 8th, 2018

38:06

Senators Collins and Manchin: What Do Voters Think of their Kavanaugh Votes?

Although the voting for Kavanaugh was almost entirely along party lines, …

Politics with Amy Walter: Can Our District Attorneys Reform American Criminal Justice?

October 5th, 2018

49:50

Advocates for police reform have long looked to lawmakers in hopes of addressing the social inequities baked into the criminal justice system. And …

How Fair is America's Tax Code?

October 4th, 2018

40:14

How Fair is America's Tax Code?

Most American's think they pay their fare share of taxes but the rich and corporations aren't paying enough. 

Rewatching Teen Flicks of the 80s with Modern Eyes

What were teenagers like …

Does America Have a Drinking Problem?

October 3rd, 2018

53:01

Does America Have a Drinking Problem?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's teenage drinking habits came under scrutiny at last Thursday's Senate hearing.

Trump's Father Funneled Hundreds of Millions to Son, Through Tax Evasion and …

Government Increasingly Uses Tent Cities as Number of Migrant Kids in Custody Surge

October 2nd, 2018

42:15

Government Increasingly Uses Tent Cities as Number of Migrant Kids in Custody Surge

The federal government is increasing the size of tent cities in …

What Will the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Look Like?

October 1st, 2018

41:52

What Will the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Look Like?

With all the limitations the White House has placed on the FBI, we look at how this …

Politics with Amy Walter: Kavanaugh Hearings and A Conversation with John Kerry

September 28th, 2018

37:39

Rage, Fear and Unraveling at Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

The nation watched as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey …

Kavanaugh, Ford Testify: What To Expect

September 27th, 2018

37:49

Kavanaugh, Ford Testify: What To Expect

Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are set to testify Thursday. 

Inside the "Boys Club": Then and Now

A look at the "boys club" of D.C. through the eyes of a …

Cosby in Prison and Its Implications in the MeToo Era

September 26th, 2018

46:08

Cosby in Prison and Its Implications in the MeToo Era

Bill Cosby, once known to millions as “America’s Dad,” was sentenced to three to ten years in …

Women Grapple with Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

September 25th, 2018

42:12

Women Grapple with Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

The Takeaway talks to three women about how they are watching the Kavanaugh story …

Rocky Terrain for Supreme Court Confirmation as Accusations Against Kavanaugh Mount

September 24th, 2018

35:08

Politics with Amy Walter: Why They Speak Out: What Sexual Assault Survivors Risk When Going Public

September 21st, 2018

45:47

Why They Speak Out: What Sexual Assault Survivors Risk When Going Public

In light of the sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh, Jennie …

After The Storm: Stories of Puerto Rican Resilience

September 20th, 2018

48:09

One year after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island is still feeling the effects of the devastating storm. In this special episode, "After the Storm," Tanzina Vega explores questions of status, …

Can There Be Redemption for the Accused in the #MeToo Movement?

September 19th, 2018

40:47

Can There Be Redemption for the Accused in the #MeToo Movement?

On Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, one rabbi explains what the Jewish faith …

As Detroit Schools Shut Down Water Over Lead Concerns, Contamination Points to a National Crisis

September 18th, 2018

37:46

"All The Bodies Started Stacking Up": A Funeral Director Remembers the Dead from Hurricane Maria

September 17th, 2018

45:18
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