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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:

Iran Deadline for Nuclear Talks Postponed

Monday, November 24, 2014

Negotiations with Iran, which are expected to resume in seven months, center on how much nuclear fuel Iran can produce and what kind of sanctions relief they'll receive.

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Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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Fighting the 'Pure Evil' of ISIS

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the weekend, another American—26-year-old U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig—died at the hands of the Islamic State. President Obama called it "an act of pure evil."

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Following Philae Through the Universe

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's been five days since the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander successfully touched down on comet 67P. For a check-in on Philae we turn to Eric Hand, a reporter for Science Magazine.

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GruberGate: ACA Architect Says Lack of Transparency Helped Pass Law

Friday, November 14, 2014

There's more bad news for the war-weary Affordable Care Act. A video has surfaced of ACA architect Jonathan Gruber saying that "the stupidity of the American voter" helped pass the law.

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Putin Uses Ukraine, Iran to Antagonize the West

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From Ukraine to Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t afraid of antagonizing the West—even if it does come with some economic pain.

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Obamacare Returns to the Supreme Court

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Affordable Care Act will make its second appearance at the Supreme Court later this term, in a case that some say hinges on a drafting error in the law.

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Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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Torture, The War on Terror, and The Whistle-Blower That Wasn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researcher Scott Gerwehr knew the real role American psychologists played in enhanced interrogation. He wanted to come forward as a whistleblower, but died before he had a chance.

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The U.S. Government Vs. James Risen

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen is being pressed by the DOJ to testify against one of his sources. He's determined not to comply, and his latest book is proof of that.

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The Biggest Election Winner: Oil

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republicans now control the Senate, and they also support the $5.4 billion TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, which would link Canada's oil sands with refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Post-Midterms, The Future of the American Parties

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What's in store for the future of the donkey and the elephant? Two voices from the American political divide weigh in on the wins, the losses, and the future of their parties.

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What Breaks an Addiction to War

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Filmmaker Sebastian Junger says the addictive nature of covering battle makes the transition to civilian life so difficult, but seeing a colleague die makes it too hard to keep going.

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It's Time to Rethink Counterterrorism

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Thousands of veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Middle East has grown only more chaotic with the rising tide of the Islamic State.

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U.N. Leader Offers Hope in Fight Against Ebola

Monday, November 03, 2014

Though the virus is killing thousands and frightening millions more, the fight against Ebola is in generating international cooperation on a scale not seen since the end of WWII.

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It Started as Two Handkerchiefs and Some Ribbon

Monday, November 03, 2014

A hundred years ago today, a young socialite named Mary Phelps Jacob received the first patent for the modern bra, creating a radical shift in the way women dress.

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Experiencing Breast Cancer From a Distance

Friday, October 31, 2014

The friends and family members of the women of "Under Her Skin" share what it's been like to watch their loved ones battle breast cancer.

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Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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