On Columbus Day, Being Undocumented in America

Senators Collins and Manchin: What Do Voters Think of their Kavanaugh Votes?

Although the voting for Kavanaugh was almost entirely along party lines, there were some senators whose votes we were all watching.

How the Supreme Court is Perceived with Justice Kavanaugh

With Kavanaugh's politically charged confirmation hearing, will he be a balanced and fair Justice?

Playwright Dominique Morisseau Calls for a Collective Shift in the Theater World

Dominique Morisseau is among the 25 winners of this years MacArthur “genius” grant. She spoke with The Takeaway about her work and breaking down institutional barriers in the theater.

On Columbus Day, Being Undocumented in America

That idea of home, of access to the American dream, is even more complicated when you are undocumented.

How Trump's Wall Would Devastate One Texas Community Struggling with Poverty

President Trump says the nation has conquered poverty. But communities like Presidio, Texas, are still struggling, and fear Trump's wall would crush its hopes for survival. 


Emily Stewart

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Professor Barbara Perry

Dominique Morisseau

Jose Antonio Vargas

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On Columbus Day, Being Undocumented in America

Gaza Unfurls in Massive Demonstrations, Israel Responds with Deadly Firepower

April 2, 2018: On Friday, thousands of Palestinians took part in demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border. The protest was just the beginning of what is expected to be a six-week long demonstration. But on that first day, interactions between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers quickly turned violent. At least 15 Palestinians were killed and, according to the Gaza health ministry, more than 700 were wounded. The Takeaway explores the geopolitical context for the ongoing demonstrations in Gaza. Plus, we examine the soaring rates of childhood lead poisoning in California's Bay Area; a statewide teachers strike in Oklahoma that is grinding the school system to a halt; the first undocumented immigrant in California appointed to a statewide post; the story of a young undocumented immigrant who became an informant for the FBI, before they turned on him; and a dialogue between Martin Luther King Jr.'s barber and a current civil rights advocate.

Gaza Unfurls in Massive Demonstrations, Israel Responds with Deadly Firepower