Gloria Steinem, Facebook Censorship, The Politics of Coal Country

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • The Takeaway talks with activist, journalist, and feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem. She's currently the host and executive producer of a new VICELAND series, “Woman,” which shows how violence against women drives global instability. 
  • As voters head to the polls West Virginia on Tuesday, The Takeaway checks in with Rick Ryan, a retired coal miner in the state. He explains how politics and the coal industry are colliding this election season. 
  • We take a closer look at how communities across the country will fare in “after coal” economies with Tom Hansell, a filmmaker who lives and works in the Appalachian Mountains. Hansell teaches Appalachian studies and documentary studies at Appalachian State University.
  • On Monday, a BBC correspondent and his team were expelled from North Korea for reporting that spoke "ill of the system." Is this just a North Korean propaganda play? Barbara Demick, a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,” weighs in.
  • This week, former Facebook employees revealed to Gizmodo that they routinely suppressed conservative news. Is this a form of censorship? Jay Rosen, the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism in the digital age, and Sean Davis, co-founder of the The Federalist, a conservative online magazine, debate that question today.