The Takeaway, hosted by Tanzina Vega (M-Th) and Amy Walter (F), is a one-hour daily news show that reveals unexpected insights into the day’s news, fills a need for greater context, and interacts with audiences in a way that no other public radio news program offers.
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The Takeaway is a co-production of PRX and WNYC, in collaboration with WGBH Radio Boston.
August 4, 2021
To draw attention to the impending eviction crisis, Congresswoman Bush has slept on the steps of the U.S. Capitol since Friday night.
The publication reportedly used location data collected and sold by an app to reverse identify the priest.
With the Delta variant posing a threat nationwide, many health experts say that being in a tightly-packed crowd at a music festival is risky, regardless of vaccination status.
August 3, 2021
Last week, the Biden administration released guidance explaining that “long COVID” can be a disability under the ADA.
Over the past week, several major private sector employers, including Disney and Walmart, have announced that they will be requiring vaccinations for certain groups of their employees.
Black women make 63 cents to every dollar of non-Hispanic white men.
August 2, 2021
The president’s widow, Martine Moïse, recently gave her first interview about her experience during her husband's assassination.
In response, President Kais Saied dismissed the country’s prime minister, froze parliament for 30 days, and instituted a nationwide curfew.
Although the vaccines remain highly effective, vaccinated people may be able to spread the virus, according to the federal agency.
For a long time, severe headaches like migraines and cluster headaches have been under-researched by the scientific establishment.
July 30, 2021
Roughly 20 million people in the U.S. are expected to be brought out of poverty this year, according to a recent Urban Institute research report.
Many Republican-led states have halted the extra $300 per month unemployment insurance payments, but lawsuits around the country might change that.
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives held its first hearing on the January 6th insurrection.
This week, the Senate voted to move forward with a bipartisan infrastructure deal. However, it faced the threat of a filibuster just a week ago.
July 29, 2021
This week, Simone Biles decided to not compete in the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health.
Recent decisions by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka to focus on mental health highlights the grueling training and scrutiny young women go through participating at elite levels in sports.
The Takeaway discusses sexual assault protocols at the Olympics, how they have evolved, and what is still lacking.
Over the past two decades, there’s been a shift away from the irony that defined TV comedies like "The Office" and "Arrested Development."
July 28, 2021
Since demonstrations started in Cuba on July 11th, some organizations estimate that as many as 700 protesters have been arrested.
At the height of the recent protests in Cuba, more than a million Cubans could access the internet despite attempts by the Cuban government to block them from social media platforms.
On Tuesday, testimony began before the Congressional Select Committee convened to investigate the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon.
July 27, 2021
Ahead of the first public hearing of the House select committee investigation into January 6th, The Takeaway discusses what to expect.
Masks have become heavily politicized, and most people just don’t like wearing them. The same has been true for condoms for many years.
Over the weekend, civil rights leader Bob Moses died at the age of 86.
July 26, 2021
The federal ban on evictions is set to expire at the end of July. But 14 percent of renters are still behind on their payments.
Data from the U.S. Trans Survey show that 1 in 3 trans Louisianans report experiencing homelessness at some point in their lives.
The United States Postal Service is facing continued backlash over its proposed 10-year plan which would slow down mail delivery.
July 23, 2021
Six months into Biden’s presidency, The Takeaway looks at the administration's strategy ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
A significant number of high-profile members of conservative media are now urging their audiences to get vaccinated.
Many veterans of the war in Afghanistan will face physical, emotional, and financial battles for decades.
July 22, 2021
Some experts say this could be the beginning of a string of catastrophic natural disasters caused by climate change, and the time has come for local leaders to take action and adapt.
The Surfside collapse is creating new unrest to Florida’s insurance market which was already facing extreme pressure due to climate change.
The climate crisis sometimes seems so insurmountable that it leaves many with a feeling of “what can I do?”