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Ellen Frankman

Ellen Frankman is an Associate Producer with The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, Ellen produces and edits segments on politics, the economy, foreign policy, health and the environment. She also assisted in round-the-clock coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and produced a four-part series that explores standards for engineering and design in the modern world.

Prior to joining The Takeaway, Ellen worked as a reporter for The Sag Harbor Express and a research associate at Fox News. She began her career in public radio at WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show.

Ellen graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and English.

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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Can Obama Get a Climate Deal Without Congress?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Obama Administration is looking to use executive authority in order to get an international agreement on climate change without Senate approval.

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ISIS & America's Need to Step Up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The longest continuously-serving American official in Iraq reflects on the country’s tumultuous future.  

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War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.

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The Frightening Power of ISIS Propaganda

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week, ISIS sent a pointed message to the West with a brutal video showing the beheading of an American journalist. It's the latest tactic of a terror group with a robust PR wing.

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Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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Ferguson's Tense Start to the School Year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As violence continues in Ferguson, teachers face the added task of comforting and protecting students, while some school districts have had to delay the start of school altogether. 

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Faith and the National Guard: Two Plans for Peace in Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri's governor sent the National Guard into Ferguson today. Local churches are taking a different approach.

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Inside Iran's Legal Human Organ Trade

Monday, August 18, 2014

Iran is the only country worldwide where the practice of selling one's kidney for profit is legal and regulated. It is also one of the only places that has no waiting list for organs.

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Is Ferguson a Mirror for Modern America?

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's the end of a long week for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, after a week of tear gas, rubber bullets, and protests dominated their streets. While the rest of America looks on, it's hard to ignore the fact that we've been here before.

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Under Her Skin: Life With Cancer Continues

Friday, August 15, 2014

For Crystal, Lisa and Anita—the three women featured in The Takeaway's six-month-long series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer"—there has been no pause, and no intermission between Act I and Act II. Life with cancer continues.

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Baltimore Enforces Tough Curfew for City's Teens

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Baltimore, a new curfew law requires some teens to be off the street after 9:00 pm. City officials say the law serves to help at-risk youth by helping them stay off the streets before they fall into a life of crime. But critics of the law say it’s discriminatory and promotes racial profiling.

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The Story Behind the World's Largest T-Rex

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 24 years ago, the research team at the Black Hills Institute of Hill City, South Dakota made one of the greatest paleontological finds in history when it discovered the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. But with many great finds among the vast acreage of the West, one man's claim is often subject to seizure.

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Iraq: The Case for a King

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Defense, and Finance, Ali Allawi, reminds us that before Saddam Hussein, Iraq had a monarchy. He says that a monarchy may be a long-shot, but it's hardly a remote idea. 

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Can The U.S. Help Iraq Save Itself?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis remain trapped atop Mount Sinjar, and on Sunday evening, Britain's Royal Air Force was forced to abort an aid drop amid fears that the thousands below could be injured. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes to make humanitarian missions successful.

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In St. Louis, A Long & Troubled Past with Race

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As Ferguson, Missouri remains on edge surrounding the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old killed by a police officer over the weekend, one professor provides a look at St. Louis's long dark history with race relations.

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'If No One Intervenes, It's Going To Be Too Late'

Friday, August 08, 2014

Hear powerful testimony from a Yazidi refugee in Nebraska whose relatives are among the 40,000 people who fled ISIS militants in northwestern Iraq and are now trapped atop the peaks of Mount Sinjar with little food or water. President Obama last night announced limited strikes and humanitarian air drops.

 

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Justice for Sale

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Judicial elections were once considered simply a formality, but increasingly they are playing a major role in the changing political landscape. Today Tennessee voters will decide whether to keep Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Connie Clark and Sharon Lee on the state supreme court. The justices have faced an expensive re-election campaign, with conservative groups spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to see them replaced.

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The Watchmen at The White House

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.

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Sierra Leone: From Carnage to Development

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Writer Ishmael Beah has experienced the carnage of Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war first hand. After losing his family, Beah was recruited at the age of 13 to fight for rebel forces. He says hope for Sierra Leone's future is dependent upon investment in his country.

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