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The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

El Chapo has been convicted. But will it matter for Mexico's drug war?

History Shows That a Planned Wall Along Texas Border Could Cause Flooding, Ecological Disaster

In Starr County, Texas, where a section of wall is scheduled to be built in September, residents and representatives are worried about potential flooding.

A Fake Holiday Celebrating the Real Power of Female Friendships

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we talk about the value of female friendships in 2019.

Guests:

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Melissa del Bosque

Roland Gutierrez

Nayda Alvarez

Kayleen Schaefer

Aminatou Sow

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The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

A Public Health Crisis in Puerto Rico Unfolds as a New Hurricane Season Nears

From hospitals and medical facilities to treatment and Medicaid, Puerto Rico’s public health system was failing well before Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. An inquest by The Puerto Rico Center for Investigative Journalism uncovered systemic infrastructure problems dating back at least a decade before the storm. The Takeaway looks at the island's lack of a comprehensive emergency response for medical facilities. Plus, we report on a new L.A.P.D. investigation into more than 50 claims of misconduct against a former U.S.C. gynecologist; the passage of nationwide "Right to Try" legislation and a consideration of who will benefit; and a tour of former drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's hometown operations in light of how his victims are being remembered.

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A Public Health Crisis in Puerto Rico Unfolds as a New Hurricane Season Nears

On Memorial Day: Stories of Trauma, Survival and Renewal

This Memorial Day, The Takeaway brings you five stories that deal with trauma, survival, psychedelics, music and convalescence. The memories of three mass-shooting survivors exemplify the somber legacy of surviving an American tragedy and demonstrate how it reorients your worldview; When the brain survives a traumatic experience the toll taken has traditionally been seen as an emotional scar, but new research is helping to overturn this narrative; outside the more mainstream therapies for PTSD, there's another class of drugs currently being tested: psychedelics; soldiers returning from Iraq faced insurmountable obstacles as they reintroduced themselves to society. Some injuries, such as burns and amputations, bore palpable signs, alerting the public to the pains rendered in the line of duty. Others scars were borne invisibly; and Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier tries to illustrate the experience of returning to civilian life in her new album, "Rifles and Rosary Beads."

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On Memorial Day: Stories of Trauma, Survival and Renewal

The firm grip of inequality.

August 10, 2017: According to a new study, income gains for the middle class have stayed relatively stagnant since 1980. Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton discusses how inequality has created two Americas. Plus, a look at the high cost of freedom, a GOP lawmaker's criminal justice shift, the struggle of America's caregivers, and a jam session with musician Jack Grace. 

The firm grip of inequality.

Reshaping Obamacare, The War on Drugs, A Pioneering President

March 07, 2017:

1. House Republicans Release Healthcare Bill (12 min)

2. A Threat or An Ally? With New Travel Ban, Trump Shifts on Iraq (7 min)

3. Prisoner Death Shines Light on Private Health Contractors (7 min)

4. Marines Investigated For Sharing Nude Photos of Female Service Members (4 min)

5. Ohio Town Confronts Heroin Epidemic with Misdemeanor Charges (4 min)

6. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Africa's First Female Head of State 8 min

Reshaping Obamacare, The War on Drugs, A Pioneering President