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Inter-Korean Peace Through The Eyes of a North Korean Defector

At the age of 13, Yeonmi Park staged a daring escape from North Korea. But the treacherous journey carried an uncertain promise of freedom; she faced a harrowing experience at the hands of the Chinese before eventually making it to South Korea. Park, now 24, is a human rights activist who has authored a book about her experience. The Takeaway asks Park about what the Western media should know as President Trump engages Kim Jong-un in serious negotiations. Plus, we scrutinize the latest lawsuit against DACA, brought by seven Republican state attorneys general; and we review the plight of Canada’s First Nations people, in light of a recent warning by a U.N. special rapporteur about systemic violence against indigenous women.

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Throwing Away the Key on ICE Detentions

March 01, 2018: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a decision that may allow the government to place some immigrants under indefinite detention. The Takeaway brings you the latest, plus a look at a new project on life and death in Oakland, California from the show “Snap Judgement,” what’s next for the widow of the Pulse mass shooter; a look at the ties between North Korea and Syrian chemical weapons; and how the #MeToo movement has given women new opportunities. 

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The Top Risks Facing the World in 2018

Jan. 02, 2017: From the global tech Cold War to U.S.-Iran relations, The Takeaway explores the top 10 risks facing the world in the new year. Plus, a look at a wave of protests rocking Iran; the coming fight over entitlement programs; minimum wage increases across the country; legal marijuana and restorative justice in California; and hopes and fears for the #MeToo movement in 2018. 

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America: The Most Dangerous Wealthy Nation for Kids

Jan. 10, 2017: A new study out this week finds that, when looking at other wealthy, democratic countries, a child born in the U.S. has a 70 percent greater chance of dying before adulthood. The Takeaway talks to the lead author of the study, plus a look at Fusion GPS and the Russia investigation; a judge’s move to block President Trump’s DACA rollback; a Supreme Court case on purging voter rolls; an update on the deadly mudslides in California; political infighting in Kansas; and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan in Congress. 

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Connecting Disaster Survivors With Radio Waves

September 29, 2017: ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio is sending a group of volunteer ham radio operators to Puerto Rico to connect disaster survivors with family members. The Takeaway explores how the group is helping hurricane victims, plus a look at the Children’s Health Insurance Program; a Supreme Court case that could deal a blow to unions; modern lessons from a veteran of the free speech movement; new movie reviews; and unlearning the myth of American exceptionalism. 

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Why Americans Love Their Flag

September 27, 2017: NFL kneeling protest have revealed America’s long and complex history with the U.S. flag, which is unlike almost any other country. Today, The Takeaway explores why Americans have such an affection for the flag, the national anthem, and other patriotic symbols and songs. Plus, a conversation with Puerto Rican-Americans who are trying to reach family members; how the NCAA corruption scandal could change college sports; analysis of the Alabama U.S. Senate race; a controversial Louisiana law headed to the Supreme Court; and the fight for gender equality in Saudi Arabia. 

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Trump Takes a Trip, A Foiled Terror Plot, A Teacher’s Warning

May 22, 2017:

1. Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Can Trump Make the Ultimate Deal? (6 min)

2. Conflicts of Interests Cast Shadow on Trump’s Trip Abroad (5 min)

3. SCOTUS Strikes Down Racially-Gerrymandered Congressional Maps (6 min)

4. Foiled White Supremacist Plot Unites Community Around Immigrants (7 min)

5. Suits Accuse Insurance Companies of Making Millions by Profit-Gaming Medicare (4 min)

6. Use of Toxic Pesticide Allowed to Continue Under Trump’s EPA (4 min)

7. Teacher Sounds the Alarm on Graduation Gap (8 min)

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FBI Fallout Continues; Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak; Wheelchair Dancing

May 11, 2017

1. Gillibrand on Comey Firing: ‘No President Is Above the Law’ (6 min)

2. Special Prosecutor or Independent Commission? How the Russia Investigations Can Continue (7 min)

3. Measles Outbreak Hits Minnesota (4 min)

4. The Healing Power of Dance (7 min)

5. How J. Edgar Hoover Shaped the FBI (8 min)

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Gen. Michael Hayden, The American Bison, Anxious Culture Wars

May 09, 2017:

1. Trump White House Ignored Flynn Blackmail Warnings (5 min)

2. Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts (9 min)

3. Houston Police Chief Protests Texas Governor’s Sanctuary Cities Ban (7 min)

4. The Challenges of Saving the Wild Bison (7 min)

5. South Koreans Select New Leader in Historic Election (4 min)

6. President Trump Moves to Fill Court Vacancies (4 min)

7. Culture Wars: Dealing With A Changing America (8 min)

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Trump’s Mid East Strategy, A Quest for Identity, Beyond Standing Rock

April 10, 2017:

1. Mid East Violence Calls Trump’s ‘America First’ Approach Into Question (12 min)

2. The Crucial Tie Breaker? How Gorsuch May Rule on The Supreme Court (7 min)

3. The Tale of Two Lisas: A Curious Case of Mistaken Identity (11 min)

4. In Arizona, New Sheriff Says Goodbye to Tent City (4 min)

5. Beyond Standing Rock: The Future of Tribal Rights and Energy Policy (6 min)