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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.

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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.

    Jet-Setters Over 50

    Jet-Setters Over 50

    According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of job openings in the leisure and hospitality industry has consistently hovered around 10% since June of 2021, the highest out of all industries it tracks. Many businesses are turning to older adults to fill those shifts and sweetening the deal with better travel benefits.

    We hear from Maria Boyd-Scott, a 60-year old part-time ramp agent at an airline, about her experience. And we speak with Debra Kamin, a journalist who covered this trend recently in the New York Times.

    • 8 min
    "Kabul Falling" as Told by Afghans

    "Kabul Falling" as Told by Afghans

    One year ago, on August, 15, 2021, the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul fell into Taliban control amidst the U.S.’s withdrawal after 20 years of occupation in the country. Democracy had failed in Afghanistan. As the entire world watched, Afghans raced to escape the country, risking their safety and lives.

    The new podcast Kabul Falling recounts the story of how Kabul fell, told by Afghans who lived through it; some who escaped, some who were left behind.

    We speak with British-Afghan journalist Nelufar Hedayat, the host of Kabul Falling.

    • 19 min
    How Efforts to Ban Books Impact Public Libraries

    How Efforts to Ban Books Impact Public Libraries

    The American Library Association tracked 729 book bans across the country targeting more than 1500 books in 2021–a record since the organization started counting, more than 20 years ago. Most of the books that have been targeted concern race, slavery or LGBTQ topics. We speak with Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, about book banning and protecting our libraries.

    • 16 min
    The Real Women Behind "A League of Their Own"

    The Real Women Behind "A League of Their Own"

    The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created in 1943 during World War II, as many of the male athletes were fighting abroad. Until it ended in 1954, the league provided women with an opportunity to play a professional sport for a decent salary.  The league was the inspiration for the 1992 film A League of Their Own, and now it's getting a reboot as a new television series, also called A League of Their Own.

    We speak with historian Kat Williams, professor of women's history at Marshall University and the president of the International Women's Baseball Center, about the women who inspired A League of Their Own and legacy of the AAGPBL.

    Then we hear from 95-year-old Maybelle Blair, a former player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League about her life, career, and working as a consultant on the new TV series.

     

    • 18 min
    Dispatches from Ukraine

    Dispatches from Ukraine

    Nearly six months into Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, the repercussions of the war are being felt across the globe, with disrupted supply chains, weakened economies, and shifted geopolitical relationships. And then there’s the human toll.The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 5,400 Ukrainian civilian deaths since the start of the war. Intense fighting has made reporting difficult, though, and the agency believes that the true numbers are much higher. And while more than 3.5 million people have fled the country and applied for temporary residence in another country, an even larger number of Ukranians have remained in Ukraine. An estimated 7 million people are displaced from their homes within the country, spending months in shelters, gymnasiums and schools that are ill-equipped to handle the winter on the way.

    We speak with Nataliya Gumenyuk, Ukrainian journalist and founder of the Public Interest Journalism Lab, with updates on the ground from Kyiv, Ukraine.

    And we hear from Ann Lee, the CEO of Community Organized Relief Effort — CORE — a nonprofit humanitarian organization working in across Ukraine, about the conditions refugees and internally displaced people in Ukraine are facing.

    • 24 min
    Play with Team Takeaway

    Play with Team Takeaway

    Experts like Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of the "The Happiness Lab" podcast says one of the important components of play is engaging in an activity solely for the joy of doing so. All last week, we talked about the immeasurable value of play on The Takeaway. Check out some of the stories:

    Two Comics on Finding Laughter in the Golden Years
     

    The Savannah Bananas Play Ball
     

    The Creator Behind Internet Mini-Musicals
     

    See You in the Ropes!
    Of course, play means different things to different people. Some of us choose physical activities while others seek a more restful version of play. Some play with friends or family, and some find ways to play on their own. So we asked The Takeaway staff to share some moments of play in their own lives. Tune in to hear what they said.

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