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:

Trump Targets Obama Era Climate Change Regulations

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

President Trump says his new executive order will bring back coal miner jobs, but economists aren't so sure. 

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Lies, Leaks, and Consequences, From Nixon to Trump

Monday, March 27, 2017

A look at how presidents have responded to leaked classified information, starting with the Pentagon Papers. 


U.S. Women's Hockey Team Fights for Fair Treatment

Friday, March 24, 2017

The team is asking for higher pay and more development programs as they negotiate a new contract. They've threatened to boycott the World Championships if they don't reach a deal. 

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In the Heart of Trump Country, Some Ranchers Feel Left Behind

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wildfires ripped through Kansas earlier this month. Some area ranchers who voted for Donald Trump say they wish the president was paying more attention to them in their time of need. 

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ACA Repeal Stirs Fear of a Future Without Healthcare

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A young woman who relies on her ACA insurance to cover her mental health care costs says she's worried about the law's possible replacement. 


National People's Congress Offers Glimpse into Chinese Politics

Thursday, March 16, 2017

China’s 2017 National People’s Congress concludes this week. Some 3,000 lawmakers convened in Beijing to discuss China’s economic outlook, President Trump, and more.


How Growing Nationalism is Shaping European Elections

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In Europe, the political climate has taken a turn to the right ahead of elections in the Netherlands and France. 

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Colin Kaepernick Reverses on National Anthem Protests

Monday, March 13, 2017

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is facing criticism again for what he'll do during the national anthem — but this time, it's for saying he'll stand. 

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A Homebody's Guide to SXSW

Friday, March 10, 2017

Can't make it to Austin? Here's how to get the full South by Southwest festival experience from the comfort of your living room. 

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Here's Who Benefits From the ACA Repeal Bill

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Democrats and some moderate Republicans have said the plan to appeal the Affordable Care Act will hurt many Americans, but some people will surely benefit.


A Child's Escape From Auschwitz

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Michael Bornstein was just 4-years-old when he was liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Now 70 years later, he is finally sharing his story. 

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No 'Bears in the Streets:' How Russia Has Changed Since the USSR

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

From a collapsed economy in the early 1990s to rising up again as a global superpower, Russia has come a long way since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Texas Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Today, the Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the city’s benefit policy for same-sex couples, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is the law of the land.

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Hundreds Claim Jewelry Giant Harassed and Discriminated Against Employees

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hundreds of former employees are suing Sterling Jewelers, which operates Jared and Kay Jewelers, claiming they experienced consistent sexual harassment and gender discrimination.


Military Families Feel the Pinch From Trump's Hiring Freeze

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Daycare centers on military bases are already understaffed and have long waiting lists, and President Trump's hiring freeze is making families scramble to find childcare.

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SCOTUS to Decide: Can a Facebook Post Be Illegal?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A legal case about the rights of registered sex offenders has gone all the way to the Supreme Court. Here's what you need to know. 


Have Student Loan Debt? Be Wary of These Scams

Friday, February 17, 2017

People with student loans should be wary of private companies promising them debt forgiveness. These kinds of programs are everywhere, and here's how to spot them. 

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Left Alone in the Wake of Incarceration

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A new short film explores the struggle — and stigma — of loving someone who is incarcerated. 


Senate Votes on Controversial DeVos

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Republican donor Betsy DeVos quickly became a lightning rod for Democrats' criticism during her confirmation hearings. 


The Future of the U.S.-China Relationship

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

To give the new administration some guidance on US-China relations, the Asia Society rounded up a group of 14 experts, from diplomats to economists, to compile a list of recommendations.