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Podcast: Diplomats, Experts Convene in Bonn to Address Climate Change, the “Fight for Our Lives” 2019-06-19

Diplomats, Experts Convene in Bonn to Address Climate Change, the “Fight for Our Lives”

The talks follow the publishing of a report that called climate change an “existential threat” to human civilization by 2050 if it is not adequately addressed. 

How Mexican Officials are Amping Up Their Immigration Enforcement

Human rights activists see this as Mexico’s President stepping back on campaign promises.

A Look at the Juneteenth Hearing on Slavery Reparations Bill

Slavery reparations have entered the mainstream political discourse. We take a look at a congressional hearing on a bill that would move it forward.

Not All Female Athletes Play to the Male Gaze

After getting a league of their own, W.N.B.A players embrace a fashion sense of their own.

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Lack of Prescription Medication for Jail Inmates Tied to Suicide Deaths in Lock-Up

Increasing rates of substance abuse and decreased access to mental health treatment, have further complicated the issue that is no longer accounted for as it once was. 

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Podcast: 2019-05-08 As Uber Prepares to Go Public, Drivers Across the Country Strike

As Uber Prepares to Go Public, Drivers Across the Country Strike

Drivers are demanding better pay, as the company stands to reap $10 billion after its long-awaited IPO.

Treasury Secretary Refuses Congressional Request to Hand Over Trump’s Tax Returns 

Mnuchin said the request lacked a “legitimate legislative purpose” and that he could not authorize the release as a result. 

‘It’s So Hard:’ Military Spouses on the Challenges of Having a Career 

When we asked Takeaway listeners in military families about the biggest challenges they face, many of you said finding employment as a spouse. 

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Hearing on White Nationalism Gives Platform to Extreme Views

Hearing on White Nationalism Gives Platform to Extreme Views

Testimony on containing white nationalism got side-lined by partisan infighting that resulted in little agreement on the notion of extremism. 

Georgia Bill to Regulate Journalism an ‘Opportunity’ for Dialogue

A bill in Georgia would force reporters to turn over their notes for an ethical review. It’s likely not going to pass, but it’s a wake-up call for journalists.

New York Islanders’ Shannon Hogan on Breaking Gender Barriers in Sports Broadcasting

This season, Shannon Hogan was joined on the MSG Network by an all-women team of analysts, a first for a pro-sports team.

Guests:

Heidi Beirich

Andy Campbell

Stephen Fowler

Shannon Hogan

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Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again.

Facebook Promises To Combat Divisiveness and Improve Privacy. Again. 

Mark Zuckerberg called for increased oversight to help reign in harmful content and fake news, as well as improve privacy.

Governor Ralph Northam Returns to the Public Eye Following Scandal

Virginia’s Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General all faced scandal, yet all remain in their jobs. What happens from here and how do Virginian’s feel about it?

In Hulu’s “Shrill,” a Fat-Phobic World Is the Punchline 

Shrill, based on the Lindy West memoir of the same name, explores the personal story of a self-described fat woman in pursuit of her own lost power.

Guests:

Issie Lapowsky

Corey D.B. Walker

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

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Is Facebook Too Big? Amid Repeat Offenses, Global Regulators Suggest Breaking Up the Social Media Giant

Is Facebook Too Big? Amid Repeat Offenses, Global Regulators Suggest Breaking Up the Social Media Giant

Mark Zuckerberg was noticeably absent from a meeting in the UK on Tuesday, where regulators from nine countries demanded answers.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Faces Criticism, But Is It Fair?

Facebook’s number two executive Sheryl Sandberg is coming under increasing criticism from multiple directions.

What’s Ahead for the U.S. and China at the G20 Summit?

On Monday, President Trump threatened more tariffs if a trade deal is not reached.

Art in Orbit? Astronomers Say: No Way

A huge inflatable sculpture is headed for orbit. But does art belong in space? Astronomers say no. We hear why.

Guests:

Tim Wu

Tony Romm

Issie Lapowsky

Alex Lawson

Jackie Faherty

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For American Muslims, 9/11 Shaped Careers, Politics, and Identity

For American Muslims, 9/11 Shaped Careers, Politics, and Identity

The attacks on the Twin Towers forced American Muslims to confront from within their relationships to the broader American community.

How Ankle Monitors May Not Be an Alternative to Incarceration

Electronic monitoring devices are a worrying trend for America’s already broken criminal justice system.

We listen to the story of a poet and educator based in Chicago named Valeria Vargas and Insha Rahman, a Program Director with the Vera Institute of Justice, who is concerned about the growing use of these devices.

Feds Demand Voting Records, and North Carolina Officials Fight Back

Federal Prosecutors and ICE demanded voting logs for North Carolina voters in 44 districts. The State Board of Elections is pushing for the subpoenas to be quashed. 

Central America’s Drought Might Get Worse, Humanitarians Sound Alarm

Poor harvests caused by drought in parts of Central America could result in more than 2 million people going hungry in the region.

New Book Puts Spotlight on Dino Fossil Black Market 

Dinosaur fossils are a hot commodity on the private market, but some of the best specimens are illegal to sell — and people turn to the black market anyway. 

Guests:

Shadi Hamid

Zainab Chaudry

Melissa Boughton 

Democratic Congressman David Price 

Paige Williams

Dr. Rebecca Keller

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Election Security: How Vulnerable are Voting Machines to Hacking?

With the midterms right around the corner, The Takeaway has an in-depth look at the state of election security. A former government intelligence analyst weighs in on the vulnerabilities and potential threats to our nation’s voting systems. During the 2016 elections, Colorado was one of multiple states targeted in a Russian interference campaign. Colorado Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, discusses efforts since then, to protect the state’s voting systems. Government forces in Afghanistan have been fiercely battling against Taliban insurgents after the extremists launched a major assault on the city of Ghazni on Friday. The Takeaway explores the resurgence of the Taliban. Almost seventeen years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban is still very much at large. Up next, The Takeaway discusses U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and efforts to resolve the ongoing conflict. In Southern California, over 1400 firefighters have been battling California’s Holy Fire. The Takeaway has more details about the fire and the state of emergency in Orange and Riverside counties, in California. Last week, a group of leading international climate scientists released a new report about our warming planet. The Takeaway speaks with one of the authors about the latest research.

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Paul Manafort’s Trial Begins as First in Mueller Investigation

Paul Manafort’s trial kicks off today in a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. We give you a preview of what to expect; a look at the TSA program spying on Americans during domestic flights; we hear from the Senior Science Advisor for UNAIDS about how far we’ve come, and what’s still left to do; a look at the intersection of race and class and politics; and we continue our series on the intersection of race, place, and health.

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Authorities are Tracking Your Cellphone: It’s Not Just ‘Bad Guys’

We wrap up our policing series with a look at about how authorities watch our phones; we go across the pond as Trump’s visit gets underway; as the Men’s World Cup wraps up in Russia, a look at different kind of soccer tournament — one for the workers who are building the stadiums for the 2022 Cup in Qatar; and we discuss the two films out this week that feature characters with disabilities.

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Science Friday

Climate Risks, Power Grid Security, Necrobiome. March 23, 2018, Part 1

A report issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security said that throughout 2016 and 2017, Russian hackers had worked to gain access to control systems at unidentified power plants and were in a position to shut them down. Their actions have finally given Washington the political will to address vulnerabilities in the U.S. […]