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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Discusses the City’s Response to COVID-19 2020-04-22

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Discusses the City’s Response to COVID-19

We spoke with the mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, about the tough choices ahead.

Former Climate Skeptic on How Disinformation on COVID-19 Was Paved by Years of Climate Denial

Decades of undermining science related to pollution and climate change has paved the way for the denial of COVID-19.

Immigration Ban: How Trump is Using COVID-19 to Further Restrict Entry into the U.S.

The latest ban on green card holders is just the latest move to restrict migration by the Trump administration.

“The Quietest Earth Day That I Have Had in Fifty Years”: Earth Day Turns Fifty at a Strange Time

Earth Day began as an environmental teach-in half a century ago in 1970. Every year since, it has adapted according to what’s happening in the world.

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Coronavirus Continues to Spread Despite Mass Quarantines in China 2020-02-11

Coronavirus Continues to Spread Despite Mass Quarantines in China

As the number of confirmed infections continues to climb in China, how effective has quarantine been? 

‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan on Crafting Her Own Vision of Gotham City

The Takeaway speaks with Cathy Yan about helming ‘Birds of Prey’ and why studios are finally acknowledging that the fan base for superhero movies extends far beyond teenage boys.

The National Archives Is Deleting Records About Trump’s ICE Policies

In 2017 the Archives agreed to let Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials delete or destroy documents that detail the sexual abuse and death of undocumented immigrants

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Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico 2020-01-22

Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico

The Mexican National Guard deployed tear gas on the migrant caravan at the Mexico-Guatemala border.

Seeking Asylum: From the Southern Border to Japan

The asylum system, designed by major countries to deal with people fleeing persecution, is broken, everywhere.

New State Bills and Laws Could Have Lasting Impact on LGBTQ Community 

While Utah’s law banning conversation therapy goes into effect today, a dozen of states have proposed new bills that many believe are discriminatory against transgender minors. 

Actor BD Wong and Writer Teresa Hsiao on Bringing Asian American Stories to the Small Screen

Awkwafina stars in a new sitcom based on her own life called ‘Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.’ Actor BD Wong and executive producer Teresa Hsiao discuss bringing the story to television.

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Podcast: 2019-05-20 5th Death of a Migrant Child Since December Occurs as Border Apprehensions Continue to Rise

5th Death of a Migrant Child Since December Occurs as Border Apprehensions Continue to Rise

Since December, five migrant children have died after being detained by U.S. immigration agencies. 

The Juggle: Money In Your 40s

The Takeaway is tackling life your 40s and what makes this decade so unique. First up: money.

New York City Considers Ban on Fur

Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson is urging his colleagues to support a proposed ban on the sale of fur in New York City, setting off the latest chapter in a long debate.

‘Trial by Fire’ Examines Whether Texas Executed an Innocent Man

“Trial by Fire,” a new movie starring Laura Dern, tells the true story of a man executed by the state of Texas for a crime that evidence suggests he did not commit.

Other segments: 

Officer-Involved Deaths: How Much Does the Public Actually Learn?

Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland: new information has come to light in these cases. What have we learned?

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Podcast: 2019-05-06 President Trump Picks Former Obama Administration Official to Lead ICE in New Direction

President Trump Picks Former Obama Administration Official to Lead ICE in New Direction

On Sunday, President Trump named Mark Morgan as the next director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Last month, the president said he wanted to take ICE in a “tougher direction.”

Lila Downs Talks Immigration, Politics and Identity “Al Chile”

When Downs speaks, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter says things “al chile” — by telling it like it is.

Children in Puerto Rico Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Since Hurricane Maria

A new study shows seven percent of kids are dealing with significant symptoms of PTSD.

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CEO of Company Housing Migrant Children Detainees Steps Down

CEO of Company Housing Migrant Children Detainees Steps Down

The C.E.O. of Southwest Key, a private company that houses the plurality of migrant children in U.S. shelters, has resigned after facing scrutiny from a financial probe.

Racial Disparities Persist in Stillbirth Rates

According to new data, the black stillbirth rate in Ohio is twice the white stillbirth rate.

Diplomatic Situation in Venezuela Worsens Amid Countrywide Power Outages

Widespread power outages have escalated the tumultuous situation in Venezuela, where the U.S.-backed opposition has been attempting to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro since January.

Salacious College Admissions Scandal Highlights Commonplace Inequities 

A new FBI investigation takes cutthroat college admissions to a whole new level, but the 1% shelling out big bucks to get their kids into college is nothing new.

Guests:

Kim Barker

Katherine Hawkins

Anne Glausser

Andrew Rosati

Natasha Warikoo

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Border Crossings Swell as Resources for Migrants Diminish

Border Crossings Swell as Resources for Migrants Diminish

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new data on migrant crossings at the border, revealing a system overwhelmed by more unauthorized crossings than seen in over a decade.

How Natural Disasters and Recovery Efforts Discriminate Against the Poor

The Alabama tornadoes blew through a low-income communities and left many mobile homes mangled. 

EXCLUSIVE: New Jersey ICE Detainee Details Transfer, Force-Feeding During Hunger Strike

A man detained by ICE in New Jersey told WNYC’s Matt Katz that in 2018, while on a hunger strike, ICE transferred him from New Jersey to El Paso, where he was force-fed.

Director Sebastián Lelio on Remaking His Own Film and the Limits of Representation

“Gloria Bell,” a new movie starring Julianne Moore, opens this Friday. It’s an English-language remake of the 2013 Chilean film, “Gloria,” but both are made by director Sebastián Lelio.

Guests:

Sheri Fink

Dr. Carlos Gutierrez

Pat Duggins

Matt Katz

Ranjana Natarajan

Sebastián Lelio

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Thousands of Children Complained of Sexual Abuse in Immigrant Detention

Thousands of Children Complained of Sexual Abuse in Immigrant Detention

A total of 178 sexual harassment complaints elevated to the Department of Justice alleged that adult staff members sexually assaulted immigrant children in HHS custody.

The Cost of Being Queer

A new series from the podcast Nancy, “Queer Money Matters” explores how queer folks navigate an economy built for straight, cisgender people. 

Indictment and Election Loom for Israel’s Prime Minister

Israeli elections are just over a month away, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future may be more in jeopardy now than ever before.

No Charges Against Sacramento Cops Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Last Year

The Sacramento district attorney announced this weekend that no charges would be filed against two officers who killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard last year.

Guests:

Rep. Ted Deutch

Silvia Foster-Frau

Tobin Low

Kathy Tu

Isabel Kershner

Nick Miller

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President Trump’s National Emergency Draws Multi-State Challenge; Does the Lawsuit Have Standing?

President Trump’s National Emergency Draws Multi-State Challenge; Does the Lawsuit Have Standing?

16 states are challenging President Trump’s declared national emergency, in what’s likely to be a long legal battle.

Even with a Billion Dollars to Fight LA’s Homelessness Crisis, the City is Struggling to Respond

Los Angeles can’t spend the money quickly or effectively enough to help the city’s tens of thousands of homeless residents.

Fewer Americans Have the Option to Learn a Foreign Language in School

Fewer Americans are learning a foreign language in school. That could have major implication for our communities and the country.

Guests:

Jennifer M. Chacón

Danny Cevallos

Matthew Tinoco

Kathleen Stein-Smith 

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The Ongoing ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ on the Border, and the Community in El Paso Rallying To Help

The Ongoing ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ on the Border, and the Community in El Paso Rallying To Help

More than 2,000 migrants have been released from federal custody into El Paso in the last week.

U.S. Strategy Against ISIS and the Future of the Caliphate 

Rukmini Callimachi discusses American strategy against ISIS and what we know about the strength and organization of the group as we head into 2019.

Dear Oscar Grant, 10 Years Later

Oscar Grant was shot and killed on January 1, 2009 by a police officer as he lay on the ground. Ten years later, KQED is gathering messages about what Oscar has meant to people. 

2018 Brings #MeToo Laws Nationwide

Across the country, #MeToo has moved from a hashtag to the basis for new laws to combat sexual misconduct.

Guests:

Bob Moore 

Dylan Corbett

Rukmini Callimachi 

Pendarvis Harshaw

Maya Raghu

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