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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:

'Under Her Skin': The Realities of Breast Cancer

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A breast cancer diagnosis isn't easy for anyone, but for African-American women the diagnosis comes with difficult odds. A recent study found that black women diagnosed with breast cancer are, on average, 40 percent more likely to die than their white counterparts. 

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In Russia, Propaganda Mounts Around MH17 Crash

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Russia, media coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash is miles away from the way the situation is being depicted in the West. Kevin F. Platt talks about the role of Russian propaganda, and Dmitry Babich gives the perspective from Moscow.

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The Music & Memories of Your Past

Monday, July 21, 2014

Close your eyes and think about a song. What memories does it invoke? We asked listeners like you to share the songs that remind you of the past. We got tons of calls and text messages, so we put together this unofficial playlist that can function as the soundtrack to your memories.

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Obama: What Are Russian Separatists Hiding?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Of the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the Netherlands paid the greatest price, losing 193 of its people. Joining The Takeaway from the Netherlands to weigh in is Pieter Feith, a Dutch diplomat.

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A Decade Later, A Radio Show Still Searches for Afghanistan's Missing

Friday, July 18, 2014

For three decades, Afghanistan has been a nation beset by war, and today, one million Afghans are missing. But twice a week there is hope, when Radio Free Europe broadcasts its decade-old program "In Search of the Missing."

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Who's Responsible?

Friday, July 18, 2014

The plane with nearly 300 people on board was shot down over eastern Ukraine — but who fired the missile? And was it a mistake, as everyone has assumed?

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The Deep Divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gaza has been plagued by conflict for decades. And for people living in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely packed places on Earth, occupation and confrontation are just troubles inherent in daily life.

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U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions Against Russia

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. responded to President Putin's failure to diffuse the violence in Ukraine. President Obama implemented what may be the most crippling round of sanctions against Russia to date, targeting a series of large banks, and energy and defense firms.

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Hemingway's Grandson Restores Never-Seen Elements to "The Sun Also Rises"

Monday, July 14, 2014

A new version of "The Sun Also Rises" includes lost chapters and extensive revisions, giving an altogether new portrait of Papa's creative process.

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United Nations: Central American Children are Refugees

Friday, July 11, 2014

The ongoing humanitarian crisis taking place along the southern border continues as thousands of child migrants make their way into the U.S. from Central America. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees announced Thursday that they believe the United States and Mexico should recognize the children as refugees.

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Water - A Human Right?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today, The Takeaway takes a two part look at our most precious resource, water. It's a resource that thousands in Detroit now find themselves without. Back in March, officials in the cash-strapped city turned off the tap for about 15,000 residents with unpaid water bills. But the problem isn't limited to Detroit. Access to water is becoming a growing issue all around the country. The infrastructure systems we have in place to deliver water to consumers are aging and in some places, inadequate and unsustainable, especially in parts of the South and South-West.

 

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Fighting Breast Cancer for a Second Time: Anita Coleman's Advice for the Rookies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anita Coleman was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year, at the age of 54. A mother of two and a grandmother of three, Anita is in the midst of chemotherapy treatments at UCLA, near her home in Los Angeles. Anita successfully fought the disease once before, in 2001, and she shares her story as part of The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer."

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Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Crystal Miller was just 27-years-old when she felt a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancerous. But despite the diagnosis, Crystal remains the same young, bright New York woman she was before she got the news. Crystal's story is one we will be following for the next six months. To get involved in the conversation join our group on Facebook, Under Her Skin.

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Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.

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Lawmaker's Solution to Child Migrants: Cut Off Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Amid a surge in child migrants arriving from Central America, one GOP congresswoman makes the case for cutting off aid to the region.

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As Breast Cancer Treatment Improves, Black Women Left Behind

Monday, July 07, 2014

Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Today The Takeaway launches "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer," a series about the women behind those dire statistics.

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Choosing a Double Mastectomy

Monday, July 07, 2014

Lisa Echols lives and works in Memphis, where the mortality rate for black women with breast cancer is twice that of white women. Our series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer" shares the stories of African-American women coping with the disease.

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NASA Plans Life on Mars by 2030

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ellen Stofan is NASA's Chief Scientist. She says that nowadays, her focus is on figuring out how to get astronauts to Mars—and not just for a quick touchdown, either. Stofan says she's optimistic, despite the challenges, that space travelers can take their first steps on Mars by 2030.

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Under Her Skin: Lisa Echols

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lisa Echols is 46-years-old. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013 after doctors spotted an abnormality in her annual mammogram. She says she is a wife, mother and friend first—and a woman fighting cancer second.

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Under Her Skin: Crystal Miller

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crystal Miller is 28-years-old. She found a lump in her breast in November 2013, and was diagnosed with breast cancer a month later. As a nurse and cancer researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Crystal struggles to ignore the disease statistics she knows so well.

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