Understanding Today's ICE Through the Past
As Immigration and Customs Enforcement — better known as ICE — dominates the headlines with stories like families being separated at the border, increased deportations, and the profitability of migrant detention, it can be easy to forget that ICE is a relatively new agency. So today, we discuss the department at the center of the immigration debate in the United States with two former top officials; a look at the shooting of an unarmed black teen and protests throughout the county; the transformative election for Turkey; and all this week we will be exploring the intersection of surveillance and policing.
The Bright Side of Masculinity: How Gender Roles are Changing in 2018
All this week, The Takeaway is talking about men. The Takeaway speaks with two experts about why they're optimistic for the future of masculinity; Since the Parkland shooting, comedian and actor Michael Ian Black has been thinking critically about how masculinity is shaping our youth; a former NBA player spent most of his life running away from his experience of childhood sexual abuse, until it caught up to him; a man who was assigned female at birth and then transitioned to male in his mid-20s on how he has reckoned with how to avoid reinforcing gender norms in his everyday life; and a mother of three sons, on the challenges of raising black boys.
The Political Price of Betting on Immigration
This week on The Takeaway Friday with Amy Walter, a big look at immigration from history and political strategies to consequences and the current state of immigration and the electorate. After announcing a zero tolerance at the border and the forced separation of children from their parents, outrage grew - from the media, the public and politicians on both sides of the aisle. We hear from a Republican strategist who was at the center of an immigration debate weighs in on how the party has responded historically and if they have learned from past mistakes; experts discuss how the Democrats have lost their way when it comes to immigration reform and what they need to address to keep progressives happy; and a look at how Latino voters are responding to the rhetoric surrounding immigration.
The Migrant Detention Business is More Profitable Than You Think
Up first, we take a look at the money behind private corrections and detention operators via a comprehensive report from the Corrections Accountability Project. Then, we talk to a self-described lifelong Republican Reverend about how he got interested in immigration, and why faith leaders chose to speak out now; we have a conversation about the farm bill with a Latino farmer who owns a small organic farm in CA; plus, a look at a documentary following the first eight months of a refugee family resettlement.
For Families Separated at the Border, Different States of Detention
A look inside two types of detention facilities, as Border Patrol finds itself unable to humanely process families being separated by the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy; an update on the Pukri family, who wanted to make America great again - but just didn't think it would come at the cost of their own family separation; listeners share their feelings about the zero tolerance policy; and a discussion about the U.S.’s diminishing role in aiding refugees.
The Anti-Migration Chorus Grows in the U.S., and Echoes in Germany
How both the far right in Germany and America have come to define the immigration debate around the world. And Minnesota regulators open final arguments this week on whether they should approve proposal to replace deteriorating pipeline from Canada across Minnesota. Also, today is Juneteenth, we talked with Actress Jenifer Lewis and writer Vann R. Newkirk II. Finally, we welcomed the tiniest member of The Takeaway team.
Tent City... For Migrant Children
Increased visibility of family separation at the border has been leading some politicians and conservative religious leaders to denounce Trump’s immigration policies – people and groups who have typically supported President Trump. We spoke with the mayor of Morristown – a small, Republican town – who says it’s time to bring compassion to the issue. Next, we take a look at the immigration legislation in the House this week; a discussion about how the Guatemala government is trying to capitalize on the volcano-induced chaos to pass unpopular legislation; and a conversation about our culture of business and being overworked.
Trade War? Going Tit-for-Tat on Tariffs
From last weekend’s G-7 to the summit with North Korea this week, a lot has been happening on the world’s stage. Up first, we have a roundtable discussion about President Trump's economic diplomacy; Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Kevin Cramer talk about the latest threat of increased tariffs; we take a look at the history of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930; plus, we have a conversation with a pork producer and a corn farmer in Iowa who supported Trump but are now worried as trade tensions escalate.