Allie Ferguson

Associate Producer

The Takeaway

Allie Ferguson is an associate producer for The Takeaway

Allie Ferguson is an Associate Producer with The Takeaway.At The Takeaway, Allie produces stories on foreign affairs, culture, science, and the economy. She works with the morning team to cover fast breaking news and get the live show ready for air. A Seattleite by way of Montana and California, Allie especially loves working on stories about the West Coast from North Dakota sheriffs to retired smoke jumpers.Prior to joining The Takeaway, Allie worked as a freelance reporter and producer at KUOW Public Radio in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies.

Passenger pigeons

The long-extinct passenger pigeon might get the Jurassic Park treatment


The passenger pigeon was hunted out of existence a century ago, but it turns out extinction may not be permanent after all. Scientists are working on a way to use the numerous surviving passenger pigeon samples to re-engineer the living thing.

A woman pushes at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear as a crowd of angry locals confront security forces on a street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region on July 7, 2009.

How China squeezes its Uighur minority — and how they’re fighting back