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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

Stuck in the Middle With You: The Plight of the Political Moderate

September 14th, 2018

52:52

Over the last 20 years, American politics have reached apparent historic levels of polarization and partisanship, at least for the modern era. Today, …

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, What About the People Forced to Stay?

September 13th, 2018

47:22

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, What About the People Forced to Stay?

As millions leave their homes to avoid Hurricane Florence, many more will be …

Do Cops in Schools Make Students Safer?

September 12th, 2018

42:58

Do Cops in Schools Make Students Safer?

A new HuffPost investigation highlights violence perpetrated by police officers stationed in schools, with …

For American Muslims, 9/11 Shaped Careers, Politics, and Identity

September 11th, 2018

44:49

For American Muslims, 9/11 Shaped Careers, Politics, and Identity

The attacks on the Twin Towers forced American Muslims to confront from within …

Serena Williams' Emotional U.S. Open Loss Points to Broader Bias in Sport

September 10th, 2018

39:59

Politics with Amy Walter: Will Trump's Take on the Economy Resonate With Voters?

September 8th, 2018

34:22

Today we're talking about the economy. The two big questions: 1.) Everyone says the economy is doing great. Objectively, is that true? And 2.) If it …

Politics with Amy Walter: With Kavanaugh Hearings Underway, Anonymous White House Letter Upends Washington

September 7th, 2018

16:01

With Kavanaugh Hearings Underway, Anonymous White House Letter Upends Washington

The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings should have been a win for …

Why America Doesn't Value Low-Wage Work

September 6th, 2018

33:48

Why America Doesn't Value Low-Wage Work

If wages are low, can the idea that "no job is better than another job" still be true?

Kavanaugh Invokes …

Supreme Court Nominee Hearing Before the Senate Continues...And it is Heated

September 5th, 2018

37:14

Kavanaugh Faces Senate for Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

September 4th, 2018

40:43

Kavanaugh Faces Senate for Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

The ideological balance of the Supreme Court hangs on one man, waiting to give …

Why Don't More Americans Vote?

September 3rd, 2018

47:17

On the week that marked the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, The Takeaway explored what it was meant to do, the state of voting rights across the country, and why so many Americans who are …

Politics with Amy Walter: As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead?

August 31st, 2018

48:00

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 …

The Troubling Emergency Response Failures After Hurricane Harvey

August 30th, 2018

42:48

The Troubling Emergency Response Failures After Hurricane Harvey

A year after Hurricane Harvey, a new investigation explores how failures in emergency response systems in Texas and human error led to tragedy.

Defending …

Inside the Fight to Reunite Families Separated at the U.S. Border

August 29th, 2018

35:21

Inside the Fight to Reunite Families Separated at the U.S. Border

Around 500 children separated from their parents at the border, still haven't been …

From Indictment to Impeachment: We Answer Your Questions on Trump's Legal Woes

August 28th, 2018

42:30

From Indictment to Impeachment: We Answer Your Questions on Trump's Legal Woes

As always, the news out of President Trump's White House is moving fast. So fast that you probably have lots of questions about exactly …

Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Senator John McCain

August 27th, 2018

40:36

Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Senator John McCain 

Senator John McCain died on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. We reflect on Senator McCain’s life, legacy and impact on the world stage.

James …

Politics with Amy Walter: Cohen, Health Care and the Midterms

August 24th, 2018

46:31

Politics with Amy Walter: Will Cohen's Plea Impact the Midterms?

Now several days out from the bombshell news, we dissect what we actually know about …

A Year After Harvey, Communities Are Still Rebuilding

August 23rd, 2018

30:36

1. Hurricane Harvey made landfall this week last year, when it slammed into Texas’s Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm. Harvey killed 66 people and …

Crimes of the President's Men: Cohen's Plea and Manafort's Verdict

August 22nd, 2018

33:41

President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to several counts of bank fraud and tax evasion, in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday. Cohen also pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance …

Some Immigrants Seeking Legal Residency Through Marriage Targeted for Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

August 21st, 2018

38:15

We take a look at an immigration lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. It alleges the administration targeted certain undocumented immigrants seeking legal residency through their …

How Inadequate Prison Care Adds to the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

August 20th, 2018

36:52

Very few state prisons offer adequate treatment for inmates who are addicted to opioids. We report on how a failure to treat those who are struggling with drug addiction in prisons is contributing to the nation’s opioid …

Politics with Amy Walter: So You Want to Run for Office? Bring Cash.

August 17th, 2018

50:01

Today on Politics with Amy Walter, we follow the money in the 2018 midterm elections. Where is it all coming from? And what is it doing to our …

Hundreds of School Closures, Decreased Enrollment and a Brand New Charter School in Puerto Rico

August 16th, 2018

38:58

Back in February, Puerto Rico’s governor announced plans to introduce a new charter school and voucher system to the island. And on Monday, Puerto …

Hundreds of 'Predator Priests' and Decades of Sexual Abuse Covered Up in Catholic Church, Report Reveals

August 15th, 2018

35:15

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General released a grand jury report on Tuesday documenting decades of child sexual abuse by over three hundred Catholic …

Election Security: How Vulnerable are Voting Machines to Hacking?

August 14th, 2018

38:45

With the midterms right around the corner, The Takeaway has an in-depth look at the state of election security. A former government intelligence …

At Least 40 Children Dead in Yemen after Saudi-led Airstrike

August 13th, 2018

35:37

Last week a school bus carrying children in northern Yemen was struck by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike. More than 40 children are believed to have …

Why Don't More Americans Vote?

August 10th, 2018

47:38

On this week that marks the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, The Takeaway looks at what it was meant to do, the state of voting rights across the country, and why so many Americans who are …

Where We Are One Year After Charlottesville

August 9th, 2018

34:52

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. We discuss the strength of hate groups and extremist organizations, with the director of the Southern Poverty …

Puerto Rico Signs Contract with Private Prison Company to Relocate Inmates to Arizona

August 8th, 2018

41:58

We take a look at a plan underway in Puerto Rico to transfer some of the island’s prison population to a privately run prison in Arizona; a …

Yes, Climate Change is to Blame for Devastating California Wildfires. But Societal Growth is As Well.

August 7th, 2018

39:57

We take a look at the factors contributing to the especially deadly nature of California’s massive wildfires this year; Chicago experienced a deadly …

Inside the Rally

August 6th, 2018

42:43

President Trump has held more than two dozen political rallies since winning election. We explore the psychology and history behind these types of …

Politics with Amy Walter: Will 2018 Be The Year of the Military Woman?

August 3rd, 2018

35:59

Today's Politics with Amy Walter: A look at the rise of female veterans running for political office. There are 32 female veterans running for both …

Judge Orders a Stop to Forcibly Drugging Migrant Children

August 2nd, 2018

43:26

On Monday, a judge ordered the federal government to stop drugging immigrant children without proper consent and to remove them from the Shiloh …

We Almost Fixed Climate Change. Why Couldn't We?

August 1st, 2018

38:19

2018 has been a hot, wet, fiery summer around the world. From record temperatures in China, to wildfires across the western United States, Sweden and Greece, and devastating floods in India and Japan. Today, we take a …

Paul Manafort's Trial Begins as First in Mueller Investigation

July 31st, 2018

41:54

Paul Manafort’s trial kicks off today in a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. We give you a preview of what to expect; a look at the TSA …

100 Days: What is Facebook's Plan for the 2018 Midterms?

July 30th, 2018

38:04

We take a look at what Facebook says they are doing to protect their users ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, and how that effort is going; an …

Michael Cohen Claims President Trump Had Prior Knowledge of Trump Tower Meeting

July 27th, 2018

45:30

According to President Trump's former personal attorney, the president knew in advance of a meeting where Russians were expected to offer dirt on …

As Government Rushes to Reunify Separated Families, Questions Remain About Parents Already Deported

July 26th, 2018

51:24

Today, is the deadline the U.S. government set for family reunification, after implementing the family separation policy of “zero tolerance.” We take …

Farmers Get Relief as Tariffs Hit Home

July 25th, 2018

36:11

We take a look at the newly announced $12 billion aid package for farmers negatively impacted by tariffs; we discuss the case of an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador who was detained by ICE last month after making a …

Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie as New Veterans Affairs Secretary

July 24th, 2018

39:27

Longtime government official Robert Wilkie will head the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Senate confirmed his nomination on Monday. We take a look at the future of the Veterans Affairs in light of the …

Affirmative Action Hangs in the Balance

July 23rd, 2018

51:28

After President Trump's rollback of Obama-era affirmative action guidelines, and Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, race-based college admissions …

Trump-Russia Summit Fallout Continues As Putin Gets Invite to D.C.

July 20th, 2018

48:51

Friday host of The Takeaway Amy Walter talks with Chris Painter, the U.S’s former top cyber diplomat and General Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA, about what the implication's of this second meeting …

Mythmaking and MS-13: Americans in Fear of an Exaggerated Threat

July 19th, 2018

42:07

We take a big look at MS-13 in light of new data that shows Americans fears about the street gang; a look at a new tool police departments are using …

Four Members of DHS Advisory Council Resign in Protest Over Treatment of Migrant Families

July 18th, 2018

38:33

On Monday, four members of the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council resigned over what they described as the Trump administration's "morally repugnant" treatment of migrant families crossing the US-Mexico …

Unrest in Chicago After Shooting Of Black Man on the City's Southside

July 17th, 2018

44:21

We discuss the ongoing tensions between police and residents in Chicago that have lead to clashes in the streets, and have turned violent at times; …

Trump and Putin Meet in Helsinki

July 16th, 2018

44:16

A look at President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting and press conference in Helsinki today; a break down of the new Pew numbers on income inequality for Asian Americans in the U.S.; the latest …

12 Russians Indicted in the Russia Probe

July 13th, 2018

54:56

Today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a set of indictments in the Russian collusion probe; President Trump is in Europe this week, …

Authorities are Tracking Your Cellphone: It's Not Just 'Bad Guys'

July 12th, 2018

42:47

We wrap up our policing series with a look at about how authorities watch our phones; we go across the pond as Trump’s visit gets underway; as the …

Guatemalan Mother Still Separated from Son Following Self-Deportation from the U.S.

July 11th, 2018

37:55

The story of one woman who self-deported and has still not been reunited with her son; a conversation about the irony of France’s relationship with …

Change the Law by Changing the Judges: Kavanaugh's Nomination Points to Influence of The Federalist Society

July 10th, 2018

38:04

At the top, we look at who the people behind the Federalist Society are and what their role is in influencing the judiciary; we speak with someone …

Phase Two of Thai Cave Rescue Underway

July 9th, 2018

50:25

We talk to a cave rescue expert who explains the strategies being employed and the challenges the rescue team in Thailand is facing; at least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and …

As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead?

July 6th, 2018

46:41

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; Jelani Cobb discusses leadership on issues of race, and how the debate on …

An Open Seat on the Highest Court

July 5th, 2018

38:22

We have a discussion on the contenders for the Supreme Court vacancy; we go to Kentucky to look at how the fight over a Medicaid overhaul is playing …

"Out of Many, One." But Do We Have One American Identity?

July 4th, 2018

47:01

American identity is shifting: from what we look like, to where we worship, to who we love. In this special hour, we seek to better understand how American identity is changing this country - and how much of that is …

Yeni's Story: A Migrant Family Reunited

July 3rd, 2018

39:02

On Monday night, Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia completed the 2,500-mile journey from Arizona to Harlem, New York, and finally, she was reunited with her children. We have the latest on the reunification story of Yeni and her …

The Migrant Family Reunification Process is Confused and Muddled

July 2nd, 2018

42:15

A federal judge demanded all separated children be reunited with their parents but the Trump Administration and its bureaucracy does not have a solid …

Kennedy’s Retirement a Game Changer for Supreme Court

June 29th, 2018

47:04

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to bring that nominee to a vote by the fall, and now the pressure is on Democrats to resist a …

Without Kennedy as the Swing Vote, What's the Future of the Court?

June 28th, 2018

40:49

On Wednesday, on the last day of the term, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. We look at Kennedy’s departure through the focus of his role as …

Sotomayor Invokes WWII Era Korematsu Case to Repudiate Travel Ban

June 27th, 2018

41:13

In her dissent on the travel ban ruling, Justice Sotomayor invoked Korematsu v. United States, a 1944 Supreme Court decision that found it legal to …

Travel Ban Upheld: What Happens Now?

June 26th, 2018

36:38

Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on the third version of the travel ban. In a huge and long-awaited victory for President Trump -- the …

Understanding Today's ICE Through the Past

June 25th, 2018

30:52

As Immigration and Customs Enforcement — better known as ICE — dominates the headlines with stories like families being separated at the border, increased deportations, and the profitability of migrant detention, it can …

The Bright Side of Masculinity: How Gender Roles are Changing in 2018

June 23rd, 2018

50:33

All this week, The Takeaway is talking about men. The Takeaway speaks with two experts about why they're optimistic for the future of …

The Political Price of Betting on Immigration

June 22nd, 2018

46:41

This week on The Takeaway Friday with Amy Walter, a big look at immigration from history and political strategies to consequences and the current …

The Migrant Detention Business is More Profitable Than You Think

June 21st, 2018

34:30

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 …

For Families Separated at the Border, Different States of Detention

June 20th, 2018

27:34

A look inside two types of detention facilities, as Border Patrol finds itself unable to humanely process families being separated by the Trump …

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

June 19th, 2018

30:40

How both the far right in Germany and America have come to define the immigration debate around the world. And Minnesota regulators open final …

Tent City... For Migrant Children

June 18th, 2018

35:17

Increased visibility of family separation at the border has been leading some politicians and conservative religious leaders to denounce Trump’s …

Trade War? Going Tit-for-Tat on Tariffs

June 15th, 2018

56:52

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 …

How Muslim Players Bring their Faith to the Field

June 14th, 2018

41:34

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 …

What Happens to Young Children Torn From Their Parents?

June 13th, 2018

36:36

The Takeaway speaks with Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on the psychological toll separations at the border can …

President Trump Holds Historic Meeting with Kim Jong-un

June 12th, 2018

46:26

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 …

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

June 11th, 2018

43:28

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 …

Who Deserves Government Assistance?

June 8th, 2018

48:05

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 …

Puerto Ricans Pay the Price for Debt Crisis

June 7th, 2018

43:53

Puerto Rico is facing the biggest local government bankruptcy ever filed in the United States. The territory is currently 72 billion dollars in debt. …

Miami's Next Real Estate Crisis: Climate Gentrification

June 6th, 2018

41:18

Residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood say climate gentrification is already happening. The idea — developers looking to buy homes in mostly …

Young Floridians Reflect on Gun Violence They Face Every Day

June 5th, 2018

31:58

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 …

Sea-Level Rising in South Florida, Threatening Coastal Communities

June 4th, 2018

35:30

A tour of Miami Beach reveals the elevated roads, expensive pumping systems, and other measures the city has taken to mitigate the effects of climate change so far. Southern Florida is the economic driver of the state, …

She's Running! Women in Politics, Tipping Back the Balance of Power

June 1st, 2018

46:03

1992 was hailed as the "Year of the Woman" for the record number of female candidates elected to national office. Today, a wave of women candidates, …

A Public Health Crisis in Puerto Rico Unfolds as a New Hurricane Season Nears

May 31st, 2018

37:45

From hospitals and medical facilities to treatment and Medicaid, Puerto Rico’s public health system was failing well before Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. An inquest by The Puerto Rico Center for Investigative …

A Reckoning in Puerto Rico, Eight Months After Maria

May 30th, 2018

37:33

A new study out this week came to a grim conclusion about the number of deaths in Puerto Rico attributable to Hurricane Maria. A survey of surviving residents on the island, published in the New England Journal of …

U.S. Separating Children from Parents at Border

May 29th, 2018

36:34

Last Friday was National Missing Children’s Day, and there has been a lot of chatter over the weekend about the approximately 1,500 children who have come to the U.S. as unaccompanied minors and are presently …

On Memorial Day: Stories of Trauma, Survival and Renewal

May 28th, 2018

47:39

This Memorial Day, The Takeaway brings you five stories that deal with trauma, survival, psychedelics, music and convalescence. The memories of three mass-shooting survivors exemplify the somber legacy of surviving an …

Mueller, Trump & Russia: The Counter-Intelligence Probe Defining The Presidency

May 25th, 2018

36:45

A new survey from Navigator Research says a majority of Americans — 59 percent — think Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes. In reality, Mueller …

Olympic Heads Grilled by Congress Over Sexual Abuse Scandals

May 24th, 2018

41:20

On Wednesday, Susanne Lyons, the acting head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and representatives from Gymnastics, Swimming, Taekwondo and Volleyball …

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