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Congresswoman Cori Bush on the Eviction Moratorium 2021-08-04
Congresswoman Cori Bush on the Eviction Moratorium
To draw attention to the impending eviction crisis, Congresswoman Bush has slept on the steps of the U.S. Capitol since Friday night.
Catholic News Organization Outs Priest, Raising Concerns About Data Privacy
The publication reportedly used location data collected and sold by an app to reverse identify the priest.
The Risks of Holding Music Festivals Amid Delta Variant Spread
With the Delta variant posing a threat nationwide, many health experts say that being in a tightly-packed crowd at a music festival is risky, regardless of vaccination status.
Long COVID Now Considered Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act 2021-08-03
Long COVID Now Considered Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Last week, the Biden administration released guidance explaining that “long COVID” can be a disability under the ADA.
How Companies Are Navigating Vaccine Requirements
Over the past week, several major private sector employers, including Disney and Walmart, have announced that they will be requiring vaccinations for certain groups of their employees.
August 3rd Marks Black Women's Equal Pay Day
Black women make 63 cents to every dollar of non-Hispanic white men.
First Lady of Haiti Speaks Out About Her Husband's Assassination 2021-08-02
First Lady of Haiti Speaks Out About Her Husband's Assassination
The president’s widow, Martine Moïse, recently gave her first interview about her experience during her husband's assassination.
Protests Erupt in Tunisia Amid Public Turmoil Over COVID-19 Surge
In response, President Kais Saied dismissed the country’s prime minister, froze parliament for 30 days, and instituted a nationwide curfew.
New Information from the CDC Warns Delta Variant More Severe
Although the vaccines remain highly effective, vaccinated people may be able to spread the virus, according to the federal agency.
The Evolution of Headache Science
For a long time, severe headaches like migraines and cluster headaches have been under-researched by the scientific establishment.
Pandemic-Era Expanded Government Benefits Drive U.S. Poverty Rate Down 2021-07-30
Pandemic-Era Expanded Government Benefits Drive U.S. Poverty Rate Down
Roughly 20 million people in the U.S. are expected to be brought out of poverty this year, according to a recent Urban Institute research report.
Advocates Win Unemployment Case in Arkansas as Republicans Try to Strip Benefits
Many Republican-led states have halted the extra $300 per month unemployment insurance payments, but lawsuits around the country might change that.
House of Representatives Holds First Hearing on Insurrection Attack
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives held its first hearing on the January 6th insurrection.
Should We Kill or Reform the Filibuster?
This week, the Senate voted to move forward with a bipartisan infrastructure deal. However, it faced the threat of a filibuster just a week ago.
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes on Simone Biles, Mental Health, and More 2021-07-29
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes on Simone Biles, Mental Health, and More
This week, Simone Biles decided to not compete in the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health.
Simone Biles Spotlights Mental Health After Withdrawing from the Olympics
Recent decisions by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka to focus on mental health highlights the grueling training and scrutiny young women go through participating at elite levels in sports.
Are Current Sexual Assault Protocols at the Olympics Enough?
The Takeaway discusses sexual assault protocols at the Olympics, how they have evolved, and what is still lacking.
"Ted Lasso" and the Rise of Sincere TV
Over the past two decades, there’s been a shift away from the irony that defined TV comedies like "The Office" and "Arrested Development."
Mass Arrests Are Taking Place in Cuba Following Recent Protests 2021-07-28
Mass Arrests Are Taking Place in Cuba Following Recent Protests
Since demonstrations started in Cuba on July 11th, some organizations estimate that as many as 700 protesters have been arrested.
In Cuba, Censorship Circumvention Software Helps People Access the Internet
At the height of the recent protests in Cuba, more than a million Cubans could access the internet despite attempts by the Cuban government to block them from social media platforms.
The Hard History Behind the Capitol Insurrection
On Tuesday, testimony began before the Congressional Select Committee convened to investigate the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
Fifty Years Since the War on Drugs
This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon.
Great podcast, but doesn’t include the whole show
I enjoy the in depth exploration of key news stories, and the podcast lets me listen far earlier than my local NPR station broadcasts the show (9 pm!)
BUT the podcast doesn’t include all the segments of the broadcast show, which runs for about an hour. Fortunately, the podcast makes it easy to find those left-out segments by providing links to the Takeaway website.
Really appreciate Melissa Perry as host of this show!
I started listening a couple years ago and at first really liked this perspective of their coverage. I found myself starting to leave episodes un-listened-to, tho, because it was feeling like either Tanzina Vega’s interview style had changed or I had. She asks extremely long questions that seem more like editorializing with a question mark at the end, and it feels like the interviewees are boxed in by this style. I enjoy more open ended questioning where the expert can offer their perspective instead of (what feels like) having to parse thru where the host is trying to get them to go. I am bummed to give this up because I really liked having this as a news source but it’s just not for me any longer.