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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, 434 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.

    Parenting Challenges in the Era of COVID-19: Balancing Work and Kids 2020-07-06

    Parenting Challenges in the Era of COVID-19: Balancing Work and Kids 2020-07-06

    Parenting Challenges in the Era of COVID-19: Balancing Work and Kids

    Many parents across the country have gone months without childcare, juggling the tasks of being a parent with those of learning how to home-school on the fly.

    Vanessa Guillén Disappearence Raises Question About Sexual Assault in the Military

    Army specialist and Houston native Vanessa Guillén disappeared from her Texas base in April, and police now say she was brutally killed.

    What Does Annexation Mean for Palestinians in the West Bank?

    What does annexation mean for Palestinians in the West Bank? And how has U.S. public opinion shifted on Israeli policies?

    What a National Reckoning Over Inequality in the Workplace Means for the Girlboss Movement

    #Girlboss became the template for women in the workplace hoping to take back some of the power in corporate America.

    • 43 min
    Politics with Amy Walter: What it's Like to Start a Career During the Pandemic

    Politics with Amy Walter: What it's Like to Start a Career During the Pandemic

    When the COVID-19 swept the U.S. in March, it was hard to fully understand how society would fundamentally change. Since then, more than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment. As states grapple with the uncertainty that comes with reopening their economies, Politics with Amy Walter returns to a conversation from April about what it's like to be entering the workforce at this time.

    Hannes Schwandt, assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, shares how cohorts unlucky enough to join the workforce during a recession see a loss in lifetime earnings.

    Amanda Mull, a staff writer at The Atlantic, describes how disasters like pandemics alter the worldview of those transitioning into adulthood and how the current economic downturn has the potential to do the same for Generation C. 

    Judah Lewis was finishing the second semester of his senior year at Howard University when COVID-19 caused the school to close and classes to move online. The path to his last semester was not an easy one and now he feels like the rug has been pulled out from underneath him. Lewis talks to us about how the pandemic has jeopardized his post-graduation prospects and provides an update on his career plan.

    In May, activist and playwright Larry Kramer died at age 84. He'd devoted his life to advocating for the gay community during 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. 

    • 50 min
    Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on his Approach to Flattening the Curve 2020-07-02

    Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on his Approach to Flattening the Curve 2020-07-02

    Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on his Approach to Flattening the Curve

    We speak to Miami, Florida's Mayor Francis Suarez about his plans to stop the spread of the virus.

    How Are Educators Rethinking U.S. History Education?

    The recent uprisings for racial justice have shed light on how the teaching of U.S. history has been lacking in the past and how we can fix it.

    Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Changes to International Media Outlets

    Voice of America, and other government-funded international media outlets, have been in a state of chaos since controversial Trump pick took over last month.

    Summer in the Age of COVID-19

    How are you spending your summer?

    • 52 min
    Growing Ad Boycotts Are Pressuring Facebook to Stop Misinformation and Hate Speech 2020-07-01

    Growing Ad Boycotts Are Pressuring Facebook to Stop Misinformation and Hate Speech 2020-07-01

    Growing Ad Boycotts Are Pressuring Facebook to Stop Misinformation and Hate Speech

    Over 100 companies have pledged to pull their ads from Facebook, causing Facebook's stock to fall. 

    Puerto Rico's Domestic Violence Epidemic is Only Getting Worse

    As millions around the world face increased rates of domestic abuse amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Puerto Rico, the pandemic of violence against women goes back for years.

    Artist Shaun Leonardo Wants to Expand the Conversation on Police Brutality Through His Work

    In March, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland canceled an exhibition by artist Shaun Leonardo that depicted incidents of police violence. Now, Leonardo is speaking out.

    Is Contact Tracing Working in the U.S.?

    With more and more states continuing to reopen their economies, contact tracing is expected to play a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

    • 58 min
    Arizona and COVID-19: A Doctor on the Front Lines 2020-06-30

    Arizona and COVID-19: A Doctor on the Front Lines 2020-06-30

    Arizona and COVID-19: A Doctor on the Front Lines

    As COVID-19 cases in Arizona explode, we hear from a doctor in Phoenix.

    The Pandemic Has led to Fewer Parents Vaccinating Their Kids for Preventable Diseases

    There is a decline in vaccine administration due to COVID-19, which could lead to an outbreak of preventable diseases. 

    "Unacceptable": Rep. Deb Haaland on the Federal Response to COVID-19 in Tribal Communities

    Representative Haaland, one of the first two Native American congresswomen, talks to The Takeaway about COVID-19 in Indigenous communities in New Mexico.

    Comedian Ramy Youssef on Hollywood's Response to the Racial Justice Movement

    Comedian Ramy Youssef discusses racism within the non-Black Arab community, the entertainment industry's response to the uprisings for racial justice, and more. 

    • 56 min
    In Texas, A New Surge of COVID-19 Cases 2020-06-29

    In Texas, A New Surge of COVID-19 Cases 2020-06-29

    In Texas, A New Surge of COVID-19 Cases

    Texas was hurrying to get back to normal. Then, new confirmed cases of COVID-19 exploded.

    Plano, Texas Mayor on Recent Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

    How will local Texas leaders address and respond to the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases?

    Judge Sets July 17th Deadline for ICE to Release Migrant Children from Detention

    On Friday, a U.S. district court judge in California ordered ICE to release migrant children who have been detained by the agency for longer than 20 days by July 17th.

    Following the Killing of George Floyd, Public Murals On Display in Communities Across the U.S.

    These public artworks are more than just tributes to the Black lives lost. They’re part of a deeper history of public displays of Black mourning in the United States.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

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.

akjamz ,

Listen Up!

The takeaway consistently covers important topics in depth and really dives into the issues by bringing in top notch guests. If I had to pick only one podcast to help me stay informed it would be the takeaway.

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Setting the right tone we need right now

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