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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:

Saudi Arabia & America's Blind Eye

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia today to pay his respects for the deceased King Abdullah. But is the U.S. sending a mixed message to Saudi Arabia on human rights?

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America's Sunny Afternoon? Updating Reagan's 'Morning in America'

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared "morning in America" in a campaign ad in his race against Walter Mondale. Three decades later, is it finally afternoon?

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New Year, More Pay

Monday, January 05, 2015

On New Year's Day, 20 states and Washington, D.C. increased the minimum wage, and Alaska will follow suit in February. What does this mean for workers?

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Revenge Hacks: Sony Debacle Puts Companies on Offensive

Monday, January 05, 2015

Amidst the fallout from the Sony breach, private companies are taking cybersecurity into their own hands. Some are enlisting firms to learn offensive hacking techniques of their own.

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2014's Big Ten On The Internet

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

If you found yourself perpetually without time to browse the web this year, Sean Rameswaram ups his Friday Five today with a year of the internet in review.

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California To Allow Undocumented Immigrants Driving Privileges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The start of the new year means that immigrants living illegally in the state of California will be happy to head to the DMV this week to apply for a U.S. issued driver's license.

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Looking Forward to a Life Without Breast Cancer

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The women behind The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" reflect on their diagnoses, the prognoses and how they've coped.

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In the Shadow Of ISIS, The Taliban Moves Into 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

After operating in the shadow of ISIS for much of 2014, the Taliban is leaving a haunting reminder that it's presence is still strong.

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2014's Best Alternative Christmas Tunes

Friday, December 19, 2014

Studio 360 producer and Sideshow host Sean Rameswaram brings us the best alt-holiday music of 2014.

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Under Her Skin: A Journey Comes to a Close

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway's six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer," will conclude with the end of 2014.

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The Caribbean's History is the Key to its Freedom

Friday, December 19, 2014

A new book from a Caribbean historian argues that colonialism changed the very notion of freedom in the tiny nations of the Caribbean.

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For The Netherlands, a Complicated Year of Grief

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the wake of the MH17 crash that carried mostly Dutch passengers, the Netherlands considers its relationship with Russia in the year ahead.

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As Ruble Plummets, Russian Media Calls For Calm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble plunged 20 percent on Tuesday, but state television insisted the falling currency is a good thing for the economy.

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Polish Officials Under Fire for CIA Torture Sites

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Senate's torture report discloses new details surrounding Poland's willingness to play host to an American "black site" in the years following September 11th.

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Cargoland: Automation Threatens Dockworkers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Independent producer Lu Olkowski continues her tour of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a look at automation moving to supplant the human dockworker.

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Cargoland: Inside America's Busiest Waterfront

Monday, December 15, 2014

About 40 percent of everything that the United States imports comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Together, they are the busiest port complex in the United States.

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How We Can Abolish Homelessness

Friday, December 12, 2014

Can you abolish homelessness?  According to the nation's former "homeless czar," the answer is a resounding yes. 

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It's Terrifyingly Easy to Be an Armed Security Guard

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A new investigation into the armed security guard industry finds that applicants face little scrutiny and few training hours before they're on patrol.

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South Africa 'Devastated' by Hostage Death

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A look at how a failed rescue mission in Yemen left a South African teacher, who was set to be released, dead hours before gaining his freedom.

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Engage or Unfriend? What to Do When Facebook Gets Racist

Monday, December 08, 2014

When it comes to conversations about race, justice and equality in America, the new town hall is online.

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