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:

NFL Team Scores Win With Supreme Court's Derogatory Trademark Ruling

Friday, June 23, 2017

A football team scored an administrative touchdown thanks to a rock band's victory in court.

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Creating Protest Music to Challenge American Hypocrisy

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The experimental protest band Algiers, originally from Atlanta, is out with a new album tomorrow, called "The Underside of Power."


Musician Julien Baker on The Power of Sadness

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Musician Julien Baker has made a name for herself with beautiful songs about different kinds of sadness — but she's not glorifying her pain. 

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New Jersey Votes: A Changing of The Guard in the Garden State?

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

With incumbent Governor Chris Christie termed out, the gubernatorial primaries haven't garnered much attention. 


The Trials of Marvin Mutch

Thursday, June 01, 2017

A look at the California criminal justice system through the life of one man who spent more than 40 years in prison. 


In Army Milestone, First Group of Women Graduate from Infantry Training

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The first group of women graduated from the grueling Army infantry training this month, four years after the Obama Administration ordered all combat positions open to women.

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Household Debt Reaches New High

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Americans borrowed $12.7 trillion over the first three months of 2017, while research shows families are feeling more insecure than ever. 

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Use of Toxic Pesticide Allowed to Continue Under Trump's EPA

Monday, May 22, 2017

The EPA had decided to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos under the Obama administration, but the agency is reversing course under President Trump. 


Cholera Outbreak Hits Yemen

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

As civil war continues in Yemen, the country is seeing more and more of the side-effects of a long, drawn-out conflict. 


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. 


Successes and Setbacks in Disease Eradication

Monday, May 15, 2017

In 1979, the World Health Organization officially declared the end of smallpox. Why have more diseases, such as polio, been so hard to eradicate? 

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Who Will Replace Comey?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

In a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, acting F.B.I. Director Andrew McCabe filled Comey's seat. Meanwhile, Washington is considering a permanent replacement.


Measles Outbreak Hits Minnesota

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Health officials have identified around 50 cases of measles in Minnesota, and almost all of them are in the state's large Somali community. 

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The Challenges of Saving the Wild Bison

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Conservation efforts have brought the wild American bison back from the brink of extinction, but this success has also brought some unexpected problems.


American Interests Shift in Somalia

Monday, May 08, 2017

The U.S. has been steadily increasing its military presence in Somalia and other countries in the region to help fight extremist groups like al Shabab. 


The Shift: Exploring America’s Rapidly Changing Workforce

Thursday, May 04, 2017

It's the free market that decides which jobs stay and which jobs go, and technology and innovation are changing the present and shaping the future of the U.S. labor market.

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After 100 Days, Some Trump Supporters Maintain High Hopes

Friday, April 28, 2017

While President Trump's overall approval rating is at historic lows, a recent survey shows that 93 percent of Trump voters approve of the job he is doing.

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Trump's Tax Plan Is All About the Cuts

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Independent analysts say that without significant offsetting measures, the corporate tax cut will almost certainly lead to an increase in the federal deficit.


Is It Murder if There’s No Homicide?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In 1999, Jessie McKim was convicted of murder. In 2013, a medical examiner determined the woman he supposedly killed actually died of a drug overdose — but McKim is still in prison. 

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Double Execution Goes Forward In Arkansas

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On Monday night, two inmates on death row in Arkansas were put to death by lethal injection. It's the first time a double execution has been carried out in the U.S. since the year 2000.