Podcast: Prosecutors Drop Charges in Flint Water Crisis Cases, Extending Investigation 2019-06-17
Prosecutors Drop Charges in Flint Water Crisis Cases, Extending Investigation Last week, prosecutors dropped all pending criminal charges against officials involved in the Flint water crisis, creating another delay in the city's ordeal. Exploitative Labor Practices are Leading the Video Game Industry to Unionize Video game studios are burning out their developers with 100 hour work weeks without overtime pay. These labor practices are making more game developers consider unionizing. Four Years Since the Charleston Massacre: Reflections and Steps Forward We speak with two South Carolina lawmakers who give us insight on changes at the state and federal level. Other segments: Massacre of Pro-Democratic Protesters Brings Global Attention to Crisis in Sudan The killing of at least 100 protesters in Sudan by paramilitary forces has brought global awareness to the human rights atrocities being committed by the military leadership.
Politics with Amy Walter: Democratic Socialism is Having a Moment; Will Voters be Receptive to its Message?
Throughout most of the 20th century and beyond, the term "socialism" has carried a lot of baggage in U.S. political history. Socialism itself has deep historical roots in the U.S. But the ideology became a toxic brand thanks in part to the Cold War, as Soviet republics and their imitators around the world saw authoritarians seize power under the guise of socialism. But almost 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, socialism is once again having a moment in mainstream U.S. politics. As politicians like Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pitch their Democratic Socialism to a generation not familiar with Cold War rhetoric, skeptics remain unconvinced about the promise of sweeping social reform. Guests: Bernie Sanders, United States Senator from Vermont, Democratic presidential candidate Peter Beinart, contributing editor for The Atlantic and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Congressional Correspondent for The New York Times Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University
Podcast: Decades After Stonewall, Police Departments Struggle to Build Trust with LGBTQ Community 2019-06-13
Decades After Stonewall, Police Departments Struggle to Build Trust with LGBTQ Community Last week, the NYPD formally apologized for the 1969 raid at the Stonewall Inn. But fifty years after Stonewall, the relationship between LGBTQ people and police is still fractured. Hong Kong's Business Community Is Protesting, Too For the past few days, the streets of Hong Kong have been filled with the sounds of protest. Are Injured Professional Athletes Pressured to Play Despite the Risk of Greater Injury? Kevin Durant injured his Achilles during game five of the NBA finals, his first game since suffering an injury last month, leading some to question if Durant should have been playing. Bridging the Communication Gap for Incarcerated Families Ahead of Father’s Day, The Takeaway talks to Antoine Patton and his daughter Jay Jay about their efforts to improve relationships with kids across bars. Other segments: Nevada Becomes First State to Protect Job Applicants from Marijuana Testing The law does not apply to EMTs, firefighters, and those employed to operate motor vehicles which could "adversely affect the safety of others."
Podcast: Border Patrol Camera Data Hacked, Released 2019-06-12
Border Patrol Camera Data Hacked, Released This week, Customs and Border Protection announced that hackers had stolen license plate images and travelers’ photos in what some inside the agency are calling a “major incident.” The Challenges of Preserving Audio in the 21st Century In light of a New York Times report detailing a 2008 Universal Studios fire that destroyed over 500,000 song recordings, The Takeaway looks into best practices for audio preservation. Three Years Later, LGBTQ Gun Violence Activists Reflect on the Pulse Nightclub Shooting The violence that unfolded in a once safe space became a call to action for many in the LGBTQ community. Other segments: Housing Crisis Outpaces Efforts to Slow Homelessness in LA The homelessness crisis in Los Angeles worsens, even as tens of thousands find permanent housing. Opioid Maker Insys Declares Bankruptcy After $225 Million Settlement Insys Therapeutics has become the first major opioid manufacture to declare bankruptcy after facing fines resulting from fraud charges brought by the Justice Department.
Podcast: Venezuelans Stream into an Uncertain Future in Colombia 2019-06-11
Venezuelans Stream into an Uncertain Future in Colombia With inflation at nearly one million percent, food and medicine have been all but impossible to purchase in Venezuela. President Trump and Auto Industry at Odds Over Future of Car Emissions Standards President Trump is preparing to roll back Obama-era vehicle emissions standards. 17 of the biggest automakers in the world told the White House that the rule change goes too far. The Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Utah and Around the Country All over the country, Indigenous women go missing or are murdered at higher rates than the rest of the population. The Takeaway convened a conversation about the crisis. Other segments: Extradition Protests in Hong Kong are About Autonomy A proposal to extradite certain criminals to mainland China has brought over 1 million protesters to the streets of Hong Kong.
Podcast: Is the U.S. Immigration Policy 'Inhumane?' 2019-06-10
Is the U.S. Immigration Policy 'Inhumane?' Last week, the Trump administration announced that it will cut funding for soccer and education programs for unaccompanied children in federal custody. ICE Records: Ill Migrant Continued Working in ICE Custody Until He Was Hospitalized. Three Weeks Later, He Died. Yulio Castro-Garrido died in January 2018, after spending a month and a half at the ICE Stewart Detention Center. YouTube Has New Policy to Remove Videos Pushing Extreme Views YouTube announced last Wednesday the latest attempt by tech companies to clean up hate speech, but will it be enough? The South American Fight for 'Futbol Feminista' The Women's World Cup has once again highlighted the disparities between the men's and women's teams in South America — and brought attention to the new push for "feminist" soccer. Other segments: "Last Black Man in San Francisco" Filmmakers on Bringing Bay Area Gentrification to the Screen "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" follows a man attempting to return to his family’s home in a gentrified San Francisco that no longer has a place for black Americans.
Politics with Amy Walter: The Impact of Black Voters: “When We Show Up, We Transform How Power Operates”
When it comes to elections there’s always a key voting bloc that gets the media attention. If candidate X wins the FILL IN THE BLANK they’ll win the election. Over the past few years, we’ve heard a lot about the Latino vote. The white working class vote. The suburban women vote. But a core constituency of the Democratic electorate, since Barack Obama was elected has not gotten the same level of attention: African Americans. Will this change before 2020? According to the strategists we talked to, if Democrats want to win back the White House, it better. Guests: Alicia Garza, a founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and the head of the Black Futures Lab Bakari Sellers, former South Carolina state representative and a CNN contributor Thelisha Eaddy, South Carolina Public Radio reporter Theodore R. Johnson, Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center Aimee Allison, founder of She the People
Podcast: Parkland School Officer is Arrested, Forcing New Questions About Police in Schools 2019-06-06
Parkland School Officer is Arrested, Forcing New Questions About Police in Schools Critics say school resource officers heighten the chance of propelling students into the school-to-prison pipeline. Others say they are a school's best defense against a gunman. Seeking Asylum as a Transgender Woman Navigating the asylum system is hard. But for transgender women, it can be unsafe, or even life-threatening. "Always Be My Maybe" and the Continuing History of Asian American Comedy The Netflix film further brings Asian American comedians to the forefront. Other segments: Utah Considers Different Approach to Water Management and Conservation Utah and six other states have agreed on a plan to better manage their use of the Colorado River, which 40 million people rely on as their water source. Mentally Ill, Incarcerated Persons Languish in Jail Waiting for Hospital Beds At least seven states have been sued over long wait times for those incarcerated and in need of mental health treatment in order to stand trial.