Isabel Angell

Takeaway Associate Producer

Isabel is an Associate Producer for The Takeaway.

Besides a brief foray into print, she has made her whole career in public radio, starting with internships at Marketplace and NPR West while at UCLA. She moved back to the Bay Area after graduating with a degree in communication studies and hustled her way into freelancing gigs for KALW and KQED in San Francisco, where she reported on major stories like the new Bay Bridge opening and Black Lives Matter movement in Oakland.

When she's not at work, you can probably find her playing soccer, cooking, or geeking out over her current favorite book/movie/tv show. She absolutely loves Brooklyn but misses California produce terribly.

Isabel Angell appears in the following:

Pussy Riot Co-Founder Reminds the World: Protest Can Happen Anywhere

Monday, October 16, 2017

Masha Alyokhina of the Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot risked everything to stand up to the Russian government. She discusses her new work and political activism here. 

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Firefighters in California Bear Emotional Toll of Wildfires

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dozens of wildfires are burning in California, and entire neighborhoods have been reduced to piles of ash. Some 8,000 firefighters are fighting the blazes on the ground and from the air

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Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Echoes a Bitter Fight in the 90s

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Border fences, deportations, and putting “America First.” It all happened in the 1990s, and it started in California.

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Who Will Live on the Islands of Trash?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In a special new series from The Takeaway, science fiction writers imagine what the world will look like in 2067. Today, we hear from author Kristen Simmons.

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The Hidden Female Codebreakers of World War II

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Women made up a majority of codebreakers during World War II, but their contributions — including cracking the Japanese shipping codes — have been largely hidden. 

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Yemen's Public Health Struggles Mount as Civil War Continues

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Yemen's hospitals and rural clinics cannot handle the mounting casualties between the war, the deadly cholera epidemic, and the severe food shortages. 

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Modern Lessons From a Veteran of the Free Speech Movement

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lynne Hollander Savio, a former member of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley and widow of one of its leaders, Mario Savio, reflects on free speech on campus today.

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Brexit: A Clean Break is Not So Easy

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Negotiators have been hoping to make some headway with a fourth round of Brexit talks in Brussels this week. Will they be successful?

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Remembering Berkeley's Free Speech Movement

Monday, September 25, 2017

Right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos had planned to hold a “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley this week. But after months of controversy, the event was cancelled. 

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A Scholar Argues That It's Time to Do Away With the Constitution

Friday, September 15, 2017

One constitutional scholar says it's time to move on from our founding document. But what would that mean for our country? That debate is here. 

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Cassini's Grand Finale

Friday, September 15, 2017

The spacecraft Cassini spent 13 years sending us photos and other data from Saturn, its rings, and many moons. Today, it ended its mission by plunging through the planet's atmosphere.

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When 'Made in America' Means Made in Sweatshops

Monday, September 11, 2017

A new investigation has found that some garment workers in Los Angeles are paid as little as $4.00 an hour sewing clothes for Forever 21, Ross Dress for Less, and TJ Maxx.

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Kaepernick Is Gone, But Kneeling Protests Continue

Friday, August 25, 2017

A year after Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem, other players are continuing to protest. 

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Military Spouses Struggle to Find Work

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Military families move a lot — and that makes it hard for the wives and husbands of the nearly half a million active duty service members to hold steady jobs.

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Voyager Probes Still Discovering After 40 Years

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Forty years after their launch, the intrepid Voyager probes are the subject of a new documentary from PBS. 

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With 'Hot Thoughts,' Spoon Continues Evolution

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Britt Daniel is the co-founder, lead singer, and guitarist for Spoon. The group just released their ninth-studio album, "Hot Thoughts," and are kicking off an international tour.

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Venezuela Crisis Complicates Pence's Latin American Tour

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence's diplomatic trip to Latin America was supposed to focus on trade, but it's become more about the crisis in Venezuela. 

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Kenya Prays for a Peaceful Vote

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

There are significant concerns about whether Kenya will be able to hold safe and credible elections after a senior election official was recently found dead.

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NAACP Travel Advisory Conjures Fears from Years Past

Friday, August 04, 2017

The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations. 

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Meet the Journalist Who Has Been Exposing R. Kelly for Two Decades

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This week, BuzzFeed published a story full of shocking allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly. The reporter behind that story is Jim DeRogatis, who has been covering Kelly since 2000. 

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