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.
The Takeaway convenes conversations across social divides to give listeners not just the information, but the complex, nuanced perspectives they need for understanding and participation. It features voices of Americans from all walks of life who may have different struggles and challenges but often speak to the same desires, dreams and hopes for the future of their families and communities. It does not shy away from big and complicated stories; through exceptional sound design and production, the show breaks down complex policy and connects listeners with stories that touch their lives and their experiences.
The Takeaway is a co-production of PRX and WNYC, in collaboration with WGBH Radio Boston.
April 9, 2021
Governor Murphy joins the Takeaway for a conversation about the state’s pandemic response, school reopenings, and election reform in the state.
One of the biggest debates emerging around President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how to pay for it.
This Wednesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed into law a bipartisan bill to expand voting access in the state.
The new actions attempt to address recent violent mass shootings in the U.S.
This week, the Senate parliamentarian determined that Democrats could pass additional legislation through the budget reconciliation process.
April 8, 2021
Earlier this week, the Arkansas state legislature overrode a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson on House Bill 15-70.
Following last summer's protests against police brutality, calls for civilian oversight of police became widespread in cities across the U.S.
A look back at what expert and police witnesses have said.
Before the pandemic, the number of lesbian bars in the U.S. had dwindled down to just a handful.
April 7, 2021
Senator Mitch McConnell retaliated by accusing corporations of “behaving like a woke parallel government."
Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the creation of a new unit to coordinate between federal agencies on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women.
After a year of isolation, wearing masks, and staying six feet apart, our brains—like most everything else—have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 6, 2021
More than 61 million people have been fully vaccinated in the U.S., with more than 106 million people at least partially vaccinated.
The continent of Africa has administered less than two percent of global vaccine distribution, despite making up 17 percent of the global population.
Last week, President Joe Biden announced 11 nominees for the federal bench.
The lack of representation on many popular cooking shows extends into the fine-dining world as a whole. The Takeaway speaks with chef Eric Adjepong about his experience on Top Chef.
April 5, 2021
High-income countries have purchased over half of the world’s supply of vaccines, even though they make up less than a fifth of the global population.
Momentum has grown around statehood for Washington, D.C., and advocates say it has wide-ranging implications on issues ranging from racial equity to gun control.
Natalia Lafourcade discusses her Grammy win for her album "Un Canto por México, Vol. 1."
April 2, 2021
Lawmakers in Georgia are part of a national trend in which legislators across the country have introduced more than 250 bills that aim to restrict voting.
SB7 would do everything from limit early voting hours to prohibit drive-thru voting in the state.
April 1, 2021
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled his $2 trillion plan to boost the economy and rebuild infrastructure across the U.S.
An executive order signed by Andrew Cuomo required every city and town in New York to submit a plan for policing overhauls by today or risk losing state funding.
March 31, 2021
Insufficient medical care and congregate settings mean that prisons have struggled to contain coronavirus outbreaks throughout the pandemic.
Since the pandemic began, there have been more than 425,000 fraudulent unemployment benefit claims in New York State alone.
The fight over whether or not to unionize at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama has reenergized conversations around organized labor, particularly in the American South.
Billions of cicadas have been living underground for the past 17 years as part of the so-called Great Eastern Brood, or Brood X.
March 30, 2021
Schools and families have struggled to adjust to the abrupt change in how children learn over the past year.
A new bill is set to be passed, making marijuana legal in the state.
Amid ongoing political debates over the pandemic, Brazil has seen record high daily death totals from COVID-19 in recent weeks and experienced nationwide I.C.U. shortages.
March 29, 2021
Last Thursday, seven Democratic-led House committees launched a probe into the federal government’s handling of the events on January 6th and what preceded it.
The nearly 400-mile Line 3 pipeline expansion faces fierce opposition from Indigenous and climate activists in Minnesota.
Critics are frustrated that members of the White House press corps failed to ask about the ongoing pandemic or the rise of anti-Asian violence.
Music credit to Luke Cissell (https://lukecissell.bandcamp.com/).