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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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    • 4.3, 421 Ratings

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.

    Understanding the Pain Fueling Nationwide Demonstrations 2020-06-01

    Understanding the Pain Fueling Nationwide Demonstrations 2020-06-01

    Understanding the Pain Fueling Nationwide Demonstrations

    While George Floyd’s killing galvanized many of this weekend's protests, his death was the latest in a series of events that make this such a painful moment for black Americans.

    How Do We Mourn as a Nation?

    President Trump has yet to suggest any kind of official collective grieving or day of remembrance. 

    • 44 min
    Politics with Amy Walter: The Future of the Democratic Party

    Politics with Amy Walter: The Future of the Democratic Party

    The Future of the Democratic Primary

    At the beginning of the Democratic nominating contests, the party faced a number of challenges. The field being crowded with candidates with such varied politics demonstrated that there were different visions for the future of the party. And today, while Joe Biden is the presumed nominee, there is concern that he won't drive excitement and turnout in the way a candidate like Senator Bernie Sanders might've been able to.

    The Democratic Party's foremost goal is to remove President Donald Trump from office, but they'll need to respond sufficiently to questions surrounding racial and economic inequality in addition to the fault lines exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. A roundtable discussion about the future of the Democratic Party and the role progressive candidates will play within the larger institution. 

    Also, a conversation about the killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis and how Trump's response demonstrates his need to exploit division.

    Guests:

    Joel Payne, former aide to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and host of "Here Comes the Payne"

    Maya King, Campaign 2020 Reporting Fellow at Politico

    Dave Weigel, National Political Reporter at The Washington Post

    Jamaal Bowman, Democratic Primary Candidate for New York’s 16th Congressional District 

    The Legacy of Larry Kramer with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

    This week, activist and playwright Larry Kramer died at age 84. He devoted his life to advocating for the gay community during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Kramer was an outspoken critic of the government's response to the crisis and famously criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci, who at the time was the face of the federal government's response, in the pages of the San Francisco Examiner.

    Dr. Fauci reflects on his friendship with Larry Kramer and how their bond influenced the rest of his career in public health. 

    Guest:

    Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    • 52 min
    "Quarantine Fatigue" and Navigating the Risks of Expanding Our Bubbles 2020-05-28

    "Quarantine Fatigue" and Navigating the Risks of Expanding Our Bubbles 2020-05-28

    "Quarantine Fatigue" and Navigating the Risks of Expanding Our Bubbles

    Lockdown measures are becoming harder to follow as the weather warms up and people are increasingly feeling the mental and emotional strain of isolation.

    Justice Department Drops Charges on Three Senators Who Allegedly Violated Insider Trading Rules

    Investigations on three senators were dropped, but Sen. Burr will continue to be investigated.

    Birdwatching While Black

    Earlier this week, a viral video showed Christian Cooper, a black man, being threatened by a white woman, Amy Cooper, while he was birdwatching in Central Park.

    What the Viral Video in Central Park Says About White Privilege

    The viral video raises questions about who can or cannot weaponize the police in the U.S.  

    Comedian Tawny Newsome Enlists in Netflix's 'Space Force'

    Comedian Tawny Newsome joins The Takeaway to discuss her role on the Netflix's 'Space Force,' and what the pandemic means for her comedy going forward.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    His Name is George Floyd 2020-05-27

    His Name is George Floyd 2020-05-27

    His Name is George Floyd

    A deadly Minneapolis encounter between a police officer and an unarmed black person sparks calls for justice.

    Meat Plant Workers Are Falling Ill with Coronavirus — But We Don't Know the Scale

    Meat plants around the country rely on immigrant labor in their facilities.

    The Present and Future of Air Travel

    The Takeaway talks to air travel experts about how the airline industry is changing due to the pandemic.

    Thousands of Cruise Crew Members Stuck at Sea Because of COVID-19 Pandemic

    Some workers aren’t being paid, and in many cases, they don’t yet know when they can go home. 

    What to Read for a Great Escape This Summer

    With travel plans foiled for the summer because of COVID-19, many of us will be turning to novels for an escape. Vox's Constance Grady joins The Takeaway with her recommendations. 

    • 53 min
    Coastal Communities Weigh Health Risks as Public Beaches Open 2020-05-26

    Coastal Communities Weigh Health Risks as Public Beaches Open 2020-05-26

    Coastal Communities Weigh Health Risks as Public Beaches Open

    As beaches and other outdoor spaces around the country open to the public, it's worth asking: is there a way to enjoy these spaces responsibly during a pandemic?

    What COVID-19 Looks Like in Indonesia

    We head over to Indonesia, where the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been steadily growing, while cases in other parts of Southeast Asia have been decreasing.  

    COVID-19 Gives New Urgency to Doctors Running for Office

    COVID-19 has given us all a newfound appreciation for health care workers. But could that kind of enthusiasm translate into votes?

    • 45 min
    The Military's Role During COVID-19 2020-05-25

    The Military's Role During COVID-19 2020-05-25

    The Military's Role During COVID-19

    Can the Department of Defense effectively battle a virus while maintaining U.S combat capabilities? 

    How We Remember Those We've Lost

    The Takeaway, along with Death, Sex & Money, asked for listener memories and stories about the people they’ve lost during the COVID-19 crisis.

    The Art of the Obituary in the Age of COVID-19

    In the absence of traditional mourning rituals like funerals, the obituary pages are becoming a communal space for us to grieve together in this moment. 

    If you are a veteran and you need help, you can call the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
421 Ratings

421 Ratings

Demi The Queen! ,

Love Tanzina

Setting the right tone we need right now

Peter Guillam ,

Pathetic

UpChuck Todd gets some made up gift from Poynter and then makes a horse’s backside out of himself with his Five “Naive” Hasbara shovel in Rolling Stone...
...and this Big Apple media doormat ignores all of it in yet another blatant access play.
A completely worthless “media” analysis shtick.
Expect this Big Apple media doormat to bring UpChuck on her daily shovel after the first of the year to whine “Me UpChuck! Me Victim!”

terrilee_nc ,

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.

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