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Netanyahu Says No Clear End in Sight for Israel-Palestine Conflict 2021-05-17
Netanyahu Says No Clear End in Sight for Israel-Palestine Conflict
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been raging for more than a week now. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has killed close to 200 people, including 58 children.
The USMCA Trade Deal Faces a Test
The AFL-CIO, the SEIU, and an independent Mexican labor union allege that Mexican workers are facing aggressive union-busting in violation of the USMCA trade agreement.
CDC Changes Mask Guidance (Again) for Fully Vaccinated People
While some are relieved by the CDC’s announcement, others think the agency is moving too fast in easing mask recommendations.
As Blockbusters Return to Movie Theaters, Will Audiences Follow?
This summer, Hollywood is hoping that audiences will return to movie theaters. But after more than a year of streaming from home, theaters could still end up taking a financial hit.
A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine Incentives: Will They Work? 2021-05-14
A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine Incentives: Will They Work?
There's a long history of using incentives to promote public health.
Some Republican-led States Plan to End Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Early
A look at the growing number of red states opting out of the pandemic era unemployment program.
New Deal-Inspired Program Would Pay Writers to Document the Pandemic
Earlier this month, Congressman Ted Lieu of California introduced a bill that would create a 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project.
Who is Rep. Elise Stefanik?
Stefanik was elected in 2014 as a young moderate Republican, but in recent years she’s embraced President Trump.
Is Legislation the Answer to Removing Extremists from Police Departments? 2021-05-13
Is Legislation the Answer to Removing Extremists from Police Departments?
Since George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis last summer, the role of racism and bias in policing has been front and center for many Americans.
How Private Sector Can Strengthen Cybersecurity in Wake of Colonial Pipeline Hack
Beyond concerns around fuel supply, cybersecurity experts say the Colonial Pipeline hack is a prime example of why the U.S. needs to put more resources into cyberinfrastructure.
The History of Pitting LGBTQ+ Rights Versus Religious Freedom
According to recent polling, most people of faith—including Christians—support LGBTQ anti-discrimination protections like the Equality Act.
What Advances in MDMA-assisted Therapy Mean for People with PTSD 2021-05-12
What Advances in MDMA-assisted Therapy Mean for People with PTSD
A new study out this week examines the role that MDMA, which is found in ecstasy or Molly, can play in helping people dealing with PTSD.
U.S. Birth Rate Continues to Decline During Pandemic
According to new data from the federal government, the birth rate declined by four percent in 2020.
Demonstrations in Colombia Continue to Escalate
For two weeks, massive demonstrations in Colombia have continued to escalate.
How the Pandemic is Exacerbating Mental Health Issues
The pandemic forced many to completely change their lives overnight and repeat the same routine at home, sometimes in isolation, for months at a time.
What a Stagnant Tipped Minimum Wage Means for Restaurant Workers 2021-05-11
What the April Jobs Report Tells Us About the Economy 2021-05-10
What the April Jobs Report Tells Us About the Economy
According to the U.S. Labor Department, the unemployment rate rose from 6 percent in March to 6.1 percent, with employers adding just 266,000 jobs in April.
How Barry Jenkins Reimagined Slave Narratives in "The Underground Railroad"
Both the book and the series center around Cora, an enslaved woman who escapes from a plantation in Georgia.
The Role of Environmental Regulations in the Fight Against Cancer
President Biden recently announced that he wanted to boost funding for research on cancer and other diseases.
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.
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.
So much interruption!
The topics of this show are great - interesting, informative, and refreshing. The host, though, interrupts her guests so much it’s honestly distracting and annoying. She interjects when they are truly mid-sentence, and I wish they would have been able to finish their thought, because these are professors, scientists, reporters etc - people with great insights. I just can’t listen even though I love every other NPR host.