Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

In Early Days, Trump Administration Tried to Normalize Russia Relations

Monday, June 05, 2017

New reports show that as soon as President Trump took office, he and his administration moved quickly to try to lift economic sanctions and normalize relations with Russia.   

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100 Years On, the First Recording of Jazz Tells the Story of America

Friday, June 02, 2017

It's been 100 years since the first piece of commercial jazz was recorded by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

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Dealing with Climate Change After Paris

Friday, June 02, 2017

After Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a look at the future of the climate change fight with a former EPA administrator, and how businesses are approaching it.

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Attack in Manila Heightens Fears of Terrorism in the Philippines

Friday, June 02, 2017

Shootings and an explosion erupted at a casino resort in Manila on Thursday. A group tracking extremism said a Filipino operative of ISIS claimed “lone wolf soldiers” were responsible.

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Free Speech or Hate Speech? Rallies Stir Debate After Portland Stabbing

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Following the fatal stabbings in Portland, the city is grappling with the question of whether or not it should close down a "Trump free speech rally," and an anti-Muslim protest.

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Portland's Long History of Racism and White Supremacy

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Though it's often associated with liberalism and tolerance, the city remains more than 70 percent white, and has a long history of racial strife and segregation.

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More Than 1,500 Migrant Deaths Reported in 2017 Alone

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In 2017 alone, more than 59,000 migrants and refugees have risked their lives to reach Europe. Of those that have attempted the journey, an estimated 1,500 are feared drowned.

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As Trump Meets the Pope, American Catholics Watch Closely

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Early exit polls suggested that Donald Trump won 52 percent of the Catholic vote over Hillary Clinton, though later polling suggested that the split may have been closer.

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Pleading the Fifth: Mike Flynn Is Playing a Long Game

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Senator Ron Wyden Stands Firm on Russia Investigation

Friday, May 19, 2017

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee and discusses the turmoil facing the Trump Administration.

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Israelis Keep a Close Eye on Trump's Classified Intel Leak

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Reports now show that the sensitive intelligence on ISIS that President Trump shared with the Russians came from Israel. 

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China's Cultural Revolution Dredges Up Chilling History of Killings

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A new book details the bloody massacre of more than 4,500 people in Dao County in the fall of 1967. 

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What Did Trump Share With Russian Officials?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Washington Post's Karoun Demirjian says it's "very, very, very, very strange" that President Trump shared what he did with a non-ally. 

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A Life That Is a Story of Songs: The Music of Memphis Artist Don Bryant

Friday, May 12, 2017

Legendary Memphis soul singer-songwriter Don Bryant wrote for the likes of Al Green and Etta James. Now he's back in his element with a new album, "Don’t Give Up On Love."

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Three in GOP Join Dems to Block Repeal of Climate Regulation

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The first defeat in a wave of resolutions came on Wednesday in the Senate, in the shadow of the capital's continued shock and handwringing over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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Comey's Feverish Firing: What's Next

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

FBI Director James Comey has been fired by President Trump. Here's what's next for the FBI, and for the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. 

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Puerto Rico's Path to Bankruptcy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A look at how Puerto Rico ended up as the largest local government bankruptcy case in United States history, and what it means for everything from pensions to schools. 

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Houston Police Chief Protests Texas Governor's Sanctuary Cities Ban

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

On Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that imposes civil and criminal penalties on localities that don’t comply with federal immigration policies.

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Watch: Sally Yates Testifies on Capitol Hill

Monday, May 08, 2017

The congressional investigation into Russian interference in the election continued today in the Senate. Watch former acting Attorney General Sally Yates' testimony.

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Who Really Reads Fake News

Friday, May 05, 2017

A new report finds that consumption of fake news crosses the political aisle, and the data also reveals that the more you consume fake news, the more likely you are to vote.

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