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.
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?”
Amid State of Emergency in Tokyo, Majority of Japanese Voters Want to Postpone the Olympics 2021-07-21
July 21, 2021
There are more than two dozen COVID-19 infections among people involved with the Olympics, and an estimated 62 percent of the Japanese voters oppose the games.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens around the world, it's wreaking havoc on the global supply chain.
Zaila Avant-garde made news as the historic winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Takeaway talks with another speller who competed alongside Zaila.
July 20, 2021
On Monday, the Biden administration announced that it had repatriated Abdul Latif Nasser out of the Guantánamo Bay prison complex.
The Bucks' NBA Finals have put Milwaukee in the spotlight.
New York City became the first jurisdiction to officially observe Disability Pride Month in July 2015.
July 19, 2021
There are six bills currently in Congress aiming to limit the power of big tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
Following the assassination, there are still many questions about what happened, who was involved, and who will take power in Haiti.
It’s no joke, it’s really been 25 years since the start of "The Daily Show." On Monday evening the OG’s are reuniting in a reunion special at 9pm on Comedy Central.
As the technology becomes more convincing, what are the potential risks of exploring AI audio without establishing widespread norms and conventions?
July 16, 2021
Top Democratic lawmakers, including House Majority Whip James Clyburn, are urging their colleagues in the Senate to reform the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation.
As cities and states across the country reopen, inflation is on the rise.
On Thursday, families across the United States began receiving a monthly child tax credit payment.
On Thursday, a confirmation hearing was held for Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
July 15, 2021
On Wednesday, the CDC released data showing that more than 93,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2020.
Earlier this week, rebel forces claimed that they captured Alamata, the major town in the southern part of Tigray.
As the Delta variant spreads across the U.S., more than half of U.S. states are seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases.
A new guard is shaking up the status quo, demanding greater inclusion and representation on runways, in editorials, and behind the scenes.
July 14, 2021
Plus, under pressure from activists and civil rights leaders, President Joe Biden has called for a new coalition to defend voting rights.
Residents in western Palm Beach Country are challenging sugar companies with a lawsuit in federal court claiming that pollution from cane burning is damaging their health.
This season, Shohei Ohtani has shown how exciting it is to watch a player excel on the mound and at the plate.
July 13, 2021
A report put out this year by the non-profit Freedom House says that 2020 was the 15th consecutive year in which global freedoms declined, as authoritarian leaders gained more power.
Since 2010, 138 hospitals in rural communities have closed, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them to the brink with a record 19 closing last year alone.
On Sunday, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first billionaire to launch himself into space on a rocket he helped fund.
Brandeis University's newly-released “Oppressive Language List” aims to address language that can be seen as violent in nature.
July 12, 2021
Following the assassination, Haiti’s police force has killed four people it suspects in the president’s killing.
Last week, 21-year-old Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympic dreams ended abruptly after she tested positive for marijuana.