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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.

    "An Open License To Pollute": EPA Relaxes Regulations Citing Coronavirus 2020-04-01

    "An Open License To Pollute": EPA Relaxes Regulations Citing Coronavirus 2020-04-01

    "An Open License To Pollute": EPA Relaxes Regulations Citing Coronavirus 

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week it is relaxing environmental regulations for companies including factories and power plants.

    How African Americans, and African Immigrants, Are Fighting Against Undercounts

    The 2020 census will have a significant impact on the distribution of political, and economic, resources for years to come. But the rollout has been mired in controversy and confusion.

    In Latest Move to Push for Power Transition, Justice Dept. Charges Venezuela's Maduro with "Narco-Terrorism"

    The charges allege Maduro has been leading the "Cartel of the Suns" in Venezuela, to traffic cocaine into the United States.

    Joking from a Distance: Karen Chee on Writing for Late Night from Bed

    'Late Night with Seth Meyers' writer Karen Chee returns to The Takeaway to discuss how she's adjusting to creating new material without leaving her room.

    • 45 min
    Albany, Georgia, is an Unlikely Hotspot for COVID-19 2020-03-31

    Albany, Georgia, is an Unlikely Hotspot for COVID-19 2020-03-31

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    The Looming Crisis of COVID-19 in America's Jails and Prisons 2020-03-30

    The Looming Crisis of COVID-19 in America's Jails and Prisons 2020-03-30

    The Looming Crisis of COVID-19 in America's Jails and Prisons 

    A coronavirus outbreak in the correctional system could cause chaos for thousands of inmates across the country.

    Emissions Are Going Down Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, What Does That Mean for Climate Change?

    Are there unintended climate benefits from the coronavirus pandemic? Or is this just a temporary dip in emissions that will be inconsequential in the long run?

    Joking from a Distance: Roy Wood Jr. on Fundraising for Comedy Venues During COVID-19

    Stand-up comic and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. joins The Takeaway to talk about using Instagram Live to raise money for comedy clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    • 39 min
    Politics with Amy Walter: How COVID-19 has Changed Small Business

    Politics with Amy Walter: How COVID-19 has Changed Small Business

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life. Hospitals and health care workers are overwhelmed as the number of those infected grows every day. The global economy has been upended and entire industries have come to a halt leaving millions without jobs.

    As Americans wait for a coordinated federal response, small business owners are running out of resources to keep their livelihoods afloat and their employees on the payroll. Lenore Estrada is the founder of Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco and the Executive Director of SF New Deal. She's had to lay off most of her employees and lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in business. She joined Politics to share how things have changed since the start of the economic downturn. 

    Congressman Colin Allred of Texas weighs in on the $2 trillion stimulus package out of Washington this week. Among many things, the stimulus package is supposed to provide relief for small businesses struggling to adapt to the loss in traffic.

    The Washington Post's Paul Kane covered the 2008 financial crisis in addition to the ongoing one. He joins Amy Walter to analyze the details of the stimulus package and how Democrats are working to ensure there are checks on assistance for large corporations. 

    First responders are putting their lives on the line throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. James Augustine is the Medical Director of South Fulton, Georgia. He describes how first responders are adjusting to the realities of the pandemic. 

    Finally, Anita Dunn, senior adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden, shares how campaigning has changed as a result of the pandemic. 

    • 46 min
    Faith Communities Find Creative Ways to Congregate Amid Pandemic 2020-03-26

    Faith Communities Find Creative Ways to Congregate Amid Pandemic 2020-03-26

    Faith Communities Find Creative Ways to Congregate Amid Pandemic

    Places of worship are transitioning to creative ways of holding services that protect their congregations from the spread of the coronavirus.

    What COVID-19 Means for VA Clinics in the U.S.

    For years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has had to deal with crisis after crisis. As COVID-19 spreads across the country, the VA is once again finding itself in hot water. 

    Joking from a Distance: Maria Bamford on Workshopping New Material Online

    As part of a series of check-ins with different comedians, The Takeaway speaks with stand-up comic Maria Bamford about workshopping her material in a moment of social distancing.

    • 37 min
    The Big Challenges Latin America Faces with Coronavirus 2020-03-25

    The Big Challenges Latin America Faces with Coronavirus 2020-03-25

    The Big Challenges Latin America Faces with Coronavirus

    In Latin America, the reported number of cases has remained low, and not all governments are taking precautions. Some leaders don’t seem to be taking the risks very seriously, either. 

    How Coronavirus is Affecting the Primaries

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, so does the campaign for President of the United States. But it looks different than just a few weeks ago.

    Online Games Like Animal Crossing are Giving People Ways to Still Gather and Socialize

    Video games like Nintendo's, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, are giving people opportunities to hang out in virtual spaces when they can't in real life. 

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    What PG&E's Involuntary Manslaughter Guilty Plea Means for the Company's Future

    On Monday, California utility company Pacific Gas and Electric announced that they’ll plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for their role in the 2018 Camp Fire.

    • 30 min

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