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Podcast: 2019-05-16 School Segregation is Getting Worse 65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

School Segregation is Getting Worse 65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education 

The number of intensely segregated minority schools has tripled since 1988 with New York and California having some of the highest rates of school segregation. 

‘The Unsung Heroes:’ Military Kids Resilient, but Face Extra Challenges

Common realities of being in a military family, like having a parent deployed or moving around a lot, can be stressors for children. 

Creating an Advice Show By and For People of Color

KQED’s podcast “Truth Be Told” is an advice show designed to give people of color a space to talk among themselves that’s not framed through whiteness.

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Disney Is Extending Its Reach to Infinity and Beyond

Disney announced Tuesday that they will be taking Comcast’s stake in Hulu, adding another property to what is quickly becoming the most powerful entertainment company in history.

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition in a Move to Democratize Surveillance Technology

The federal government can still use facial recognition technology in the jurisdiction.

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“I Felt the System Was Raping Me All Over Again”: Senator McSally Reveals Sexual Assault in the Military

“I Felt the System Was Raping Me All Over Again”: Senator McSally Reveals Sexual Assault in the Military

Republican Senator Martha McSally from Arizona shared her story of assault in the military. Reports show things have not changed much since her rape by a superior officer.

Trans Athletes Navigate the World of High School Sports

As more high school students come out as trans, their experience as athletes can vary greatly depending on where they live. 

Trump Rescinds Drone Strikes Transparency Order

President Trump rolled back an Obama-era measure that requires the military and CIA to publish data on drone strikes carried out in non-combat zones. 

Guests:

Patricia Murphy

Lory Manning

Katie Barnes

Jeremy Scahill

Ned Price

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As Distrust Grows, Who’s Going to Lead?

As Distrust Grows, Who’s Going to Lead? 

An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisisis,and the historical analogies. 

How Grassroots Leadership is Changing America

As trust in national leadership wanes, local leaders are filling the void, says one activist. 

Jelani Cobb on Shifting Leadership Voices

Conversations about race are perhaps more honest than they have been in decades, but how does talk translate to a shift in behavior?

The State of Conservative Leadership

While the party has more power than ever, conservatives still question the leadership of the party, and who’s in charge. 

Katie Couric on Americans Distrust in Mainstream Media

One institution that Americans have really lost faith in – the media. But journalism is crucial for our democracy. So how do we fix this?

Guests: 

Jelani Cobb

Ramesh Ponnuru

Eric Liu

Katie Couric

Note:This episode originally aired on July 6, 2018.

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Politics with Amy Walter: As Distrust Grows, Who’s Going to Lead?

As Distrust Grows, Who’s Going to Lead? 

An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisis is, and the historical analogies. 

How Grassroots Leadership is Changing America

As trust in national leadership wanes, local leaders are filling the void, says one activist. 

Jelani Cobb on Shifting Leadership Voices

Conversations about race are perhaps more honest than they have been in decades, but how does talk translate to a shift in behavior?

The State of Conservative Leadership

While the party has more power than ever, conservatives still question the leadership of the party, and who’s in charge. 

Katie Couric on Americans Distrust in Mainstream Media

One institution that Americans have really lost faith in – the media. But journalism is crucial for our democracy. So how do we fix this?

Guests: 

Jelani Cobb

Ramesh Ponnuru

Eric Liu

Katie Couric

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As Distrust Grows, Who’s Going to Lead?

An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisis is, and the historical analogies; Jelani Cobb discusses leadership on issues of race, and how the debate on gun violence is just one example of a much broader issue of leadership that falls along racial lines; a look at the state of conservative leadership; and Katie Couric on Americans distrust in mainstream media.

You can connect with The Takeaway on TwitterFacebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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Deported U.S. Veterans Speak Out Against Treatment by Feds

March 30, 2018: The Texas Civil Rights Project estimates that in total, about 3,000 U.S. military veterans have been deported from the country, though the Department of Homeland Security does not officially keep track. Hector Barajas, once such veteran, operates a safehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, nicknamed “The Bunker.” The storefront functions as a makeshift asylum for veterans deported to Mexico. Barajas served in the military for six years when he was expelled from the U.S. after serving two years in prison due to a weapons charge. The Takeaway brings you to Barajas, who speaks about the way undocumented veterans are treated by the federal government. Plus, the state of the #MeToo movement in Africa; an ‘overlooked’ woman some call Korea’s Joan of Arc; and the selection of a white woman to curate African art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Sacramento Demands Answers After Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man

March 22, 2018: 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by police late Sunday night in Sacramento, California. Clark, who is African-American, was living at his grandparents’ home at the time when police responded to reports of a man who had broken car windows and was hiding out in a backyard. Police were led to his location before firing off 20 shots at Clark, who they believed was brandishing a weapon. The only item discovered near his body was a cellphone. The Takeaway looks at this latest shooting of an unarmed black man. Plus, we examine Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and his investment-diplomacy tour of the U.S.; the resignation of Peru’s president and the construction giant that played a role in his fall; a new report detailing child abuse claims on military bases that were ignored; and whether the regulatory tide is turning against Facebook and its trove of user-data.

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Foxconn: Trump’s big win for American jobs?

July 27, 2017: Electronics giant Foxconn announced a factory that could bring thousands of jobs to the U.S. The Takeaway hears from a reporter on how big of a win this is for President Trump. Plus, the cost of transgender medical services, concerns from the disability rights community, and a look back at the Kerner Commission 50 years later. 

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“Fear and loathing of transgender Americans.”

July 26, 2017: President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender service members on Wednesday. The Takeaway talks to two LGBTQ military members about the change. Plus, a look into Paul Manafort’s past, the Department of Defense’s environmental impact, and a new stage play on the Syrian civil war. 

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DIY Justice: Should teachers be armed?

June 26, 2017: Should teachers carry guns? One county in Colorado is training school staff members on a controversial method to prepare for an active shooter scenario. Today, The Takeaway talks to the founder of the program, and we examine the U.S.-India relationship, we explore why some veterans are being deported, we look at the inhumane conditions facing some immigrant detainees, and we chat with Virginia Grohl, the mother of Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.