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:

The Other @realDonaldTrump

Thursday, November 30, 2017

President Trump has tweeted controversial, inflammatory, and false information for years. But since the 2016 campaign, there’s been another person behind the @realDonaldTrump handle.


Democrats Confront Moral Clarity, Hypocrisy, and Political Reality

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Is the Democratic Party adequately responding to sexual harassment allegations against Minnesota Senator Al Franken and Representative John Conyers? One strategist weighs in.

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Want to Revolutionize Music? Introduce Equality Into the Studio

Monday, November 27, 2017

If female engineers and producers were working with Beyonce or Joan Jett, how would music be different? Amy Millan of the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene is on a mission to find out.

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Bringing Churchill Back to the Big Screen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten talks tackling Churchill in 2017 for his latest movie, "Darkest Hour."


Mass Murderer And Cult Leader Charles Manson Dead At 83

Monday, November 20, 2017

Manson directed his followers, known as the Manson Family, to carry out a series of murders, including seven killings over two nights in August 1969.


Reading By Candlelight, Boiling Water: Puerto Rico Struggles to Recover

Thursday, November 16, 2017

As Hurricane Maria fades from the news, most Puerto Ricans are still living without power.


Are You There Siri? It's Me, Margaret.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Today, artificial intelligence bots like Siri can set your alarm, but they can't give you advice. One science fiction writer expects that could change in 50 years. 

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Female Athletes Enter #MeToo Dialogue

Friday, November 10, 2017

The #MeToo movement was slow to start in the sports world, but now female athletes are beginning to speak out. 

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Maine Voters Chose Medicaid Expansion, But The State's Governor is Fighting Back

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid on Tuesday, but the state's governor says he won't accept federal money to enforce the voters' mandate. 


What the Doomsday Cults of the '70s Can Teach Us About Radicalization

Monday, November 06, 2017

The lessons we learned from extremist cults decades ago could be used to fight ISIS recruitment today.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, November 03, 2017

A look at the big releases hitting movie screens this weekend, including "Thor: Ragnarok," the latest in Marvel's superhero series, and the biopic "LBJ" starring Woody Harrelson.


Reaching the Tipping Point Between the Exploiters and the Exploited

Friday, November 03, 2017

In 50 years, one sci-fi writer imagines that indigenous communities around the world will stand up to the nations and companies that exploit their resources.


ICE's Hotline Sows Seeds of Suspicion

Monday, October 30, 2017

ICE set up a hotline to "support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens," but call logs tell a different story about the program.


Trump's Fight Against the Opioid Crisis: Is it Enough?

Friday, October 27, 2017

President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in a speech at the White House on Thursday. Here's what that means in a practical sense. 

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Republicans Pin Hopes to Tax Reform

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Republicans are hoping their common goal of lower taxes will bring the party together to give them their first big legislative win of 2017.


Report: Pollution Causes More Deaths Than War, Smoking

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Environmental pollution now kills more people than all war and violence across the globe, and smoking, hunger, or natural disasters. 

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Erasing the Language of Science

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

People already ignore scientific facts, from vaccines to warnings about climate change. But what would happen in 50 years if we completely turned our backs on science?

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Bowe Bergdahl Sentencing Trial Begins Today

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to two charges of desertion and endangering troops last week, which carry the possibility of a life sentence. 


Communist Party Elites Converge in Beijing

Thursday, October 19, 2017

President Xi Jinping is expected to solidify his leadership for another five years at the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.


Earth, 2067: Technology Will Spell the Death of Independent Thought

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What will the world look like in 50 years? While we don’t have a time machine yet, we do have science fiction writers to take us there.

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