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Truth Gap Emerges as White House Attempts to Conceal President Trump’s Full Medical Picture 2020-10-05

Truth Gap Emerges as White House Attempts to Conceal President Trump’s Full Medical Picture

The president’s sudden hospitalization has led to a yawning truth gap between what the White House knows about his condition and what the media and the public know.

Amid Trump’s COVID Diagnosis, A Look Back at Presidential Health in the White House

There’s a long history of health concerns in the White House, both physical and mental.

A Votar: Exploring the Issues that Matter Most to Latinos in the 2020 Election

The Takeaway kicks off our series, “A Votar: A Look at Latino Voters in the 2020 U.S. Election,” with a look at what polling data can tell us about the Latino electorate. 

The Underground Railroad Helping Slaves Escape…to Mexico

We take a look at this little-known history, of how slaves escaped to Mexico.

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Mental Health Crisis Looms Large As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues 2020-08-06

Mental Health Crisis Looms Large As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

In June, more than 36 percent of U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, an increase of roughly 25 percent from the same time last year. 

Kanye West and How Media Talks About Mental Illness

Recently, Kanye West’s bipolar disorder has been in the news, and some are questioning how the media has been covering it.

“My Lungs Are Still Not the Same”: The Long Road to Recovery from COVID-19

The Takeaway hears from former guest David Lat on his experience recovering from COVID-19.

The Revolutionary Roots of Black August

This week marked the start of Black August, the month-long commemoration of Black resistance that dates back to the 1970s. 

California Struggles to Fight Wildfires Admist Pandemic

California is facing its largest wildfire since the deadly 2018 Camp Fire—and this time the pandemic is posing new challenges.

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How “Learning Pods” Could Heighten Inequities in the U.S. School System 2020-08-03

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Reckoning with Race in Public Media 2020-07-09

Reckoning with Race in Public Media

In the midst of a nationwide push for racial justice, public media is having a reckoning of its own.

What Does the Latest SCOTUS Decision Mean for Birth Control Access?

In a 7-2 decision, the court upheld a Trump administration regulation allowing employers to deny contraceptive coverage to workers based on religious or moral grounds. 

What is the Business Side of Developing a Vaccine?

The world is waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine and the US government is spending billions of dollars to develop one. 

‘Much Mucho Amor’ Director on the Life of Legendary Astrologer Walter Mercado

Cristina Costantini, co-director of a new documentary about Walter Mercado, joins The Takeaway to discuss the famed astrologer’s life and legacy.

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What Will COVID-19 Mean for Higher Education in the Fall? The Takeaway-2020-07-08

What Will COVID-19 Mean for Higher Education in the Fall?

Colleges and universities across the U.S. are grappling with when and how to reopen in the upcoming school year, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  

Judges Around the Country Have Troubling Records, Yet They Still Serve on the Bench

A new Reuters investigation looks at the lack of accountability judges face for misconduct.

How Has Social Media Become So Divisive?

Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” joined the Takeaway to discuss the role of social media in society and how it became the juggernaut it is today. 

Will Coronavirus Put a Stop to the 2020 Baseball Season?

Major League Baseball’s opening day is fast approaching but will the virus keep that from happening?  

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COVID-19 Presents Major Economic Burden for Domestic Workers 2020-07-07

COVID-19 Presents Major Economic Burden for Domestic Workers

In recent months, even as some industries have gradually reopened, many domestic workers are still losing jobs and wages due to the pandemic.

A Look at the U.S. Labor Market as Emergency Unemployment Benefits Are Set to Expire

Halfway through the year and more than three months into the coronavirus pandemic, The Takeaway looks into how the US labor market is faring.

Restrictions on Beach and Pool Access Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Places of public recreation, including pools and beaches, have long been flashpoints of race and class conflict. 

Judge Orders Shut Down of the Dakota Access Pipeline in a Major Blow to the Trump Administration

The Trump administration was dealt a major blow on Monday when a district court said the Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down by August 5th.

The Power of Fiction By and About Black People

Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory joined The Takeaway to discuss the sudden interest in antiracism texts, the power of fiction, celebrating about Black lives, and more.

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Essential Workers Are Already Starting to Lose Their Hazard Pay 2020-05-21

Essential Workers Are Already Starting to Lose Their Hazard Pay

Major companies like Amazon and Kroger will soon end the hazard pay raises they have been giving to essential workers. 

Dating in the Time of COVID-19

As many parts of the country begin reopening, people are making new risk calculations in the name of love. What does dating look like in the age of COVID-19?

EPA Rushing to Finalize Rule Change on Lead in Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency is rushing to finalize a major regulation that could leave millions of Americans exposed to potentially hazardous levels of lead.

“All We Can Do Is Stay Positive”: How Chicano Batman Connects with Fans in Quarantine

The L.A.-based band, Chicano Batman, discusses their new album “Invisible People.”

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Can the Restaurant Industry Recover from COVID-19? 2020-05-19

Can the Restaurant Industry Recover from COVID-19?

Restaurants in some states are reopening for dine-in service, but ongoing shifts in how they do business are resulting in massive losses for the food service industry.

What Images Will Define the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Each day, we’re confronted by numbers, information, and images reminding us of the infectious disease’s toll around the world. 

Locusts, Floods, and Coronavirus: The Crises in East Africa

The swarms of locusts are leading to fears of famine in the region, where response to COVID-19 is already stretched thin.

Treating Patients and Engaging in Activism: A Doctor’s Balancing Act

Activists, attorneys, and doctors ring the alarm on dangerous conditions in ICE custody.

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Trump Administration Puts a Strain on Health Care Systems Abroad by Continuing Deportations 2020-05-18

Trump Administration Puts a Strain on Health Care Systems Abroad by Continuing Deportations

Even as immigration into the U.S. has virtually ground to a halt, the Trump administration has continued deporting large numbers of ICE detainees.

How Quarantine Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

Changes in your circadian rhythm, anxiety, sense of isolation, and lack of a normal routine could all be leading to your irregular sleep.

The Loved Ones Supporting Essential Workers

As essential workers continue to keep us all going, we hear from a few people who are supporting them.

Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy

Sweden has taken a different approach than most countries to the coronavirus  outbreak and has avoided large shutdowns. How is that strategy working?

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What Happens to Health Care Workers Who Speak Out? 2020-04-23

What Happens to Health Care Workers Who Speak Out?

In the U.S., some hospitals are disciplining health care workers who speak publicly about their concerns.

The Mayor of Savannah Opposes Georgia Governor’s Aggressive Reopening Plan

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has announced a slew of businesses will be able to reopen as soon as Friday. Mayor Van Johnson believes that is far too soon.

Environmental Justice in the Age of COVID-19

For years, black people in the U.S. have been dealing with environmental justice issues. 

Joking from a Distance: Samantha Bee and ‘Full Frontal’ Writer Kristen Bartlett on Making a Late Night Show from Home

The Takeaway speaks with Samantha Bee and Kristen Bartlett about how they’re putting together a new show every week.