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:

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.


Re-Examining the Death Penalty in Florida

Friday, February 03, 2017

A look at Florida's death row, as inmates, victims, and the justice system grapples with a 2016 Supreme Court decision ordering the state to change the death penalty process.


Life According to 'Saved By the Bell'

Friday, February 03, 2017

Television producer Peter Engel shares memories from his hit 90s television show "Saved By the Bell." 

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The Christian Opposition to Trump's Travel Ban

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The director of policy for a faith-based refugee resettlement program explains why many Christians are opposed to President Trump's travel ban. 


VP Pence: The Highest Ranking Official to Ever Speak at the March for Life

Friday, January 27, 2017

While President Trump has waffled over the years on his stance on abortion, Vice President Pence has been a decades-long abortion foe. That has many conservatives feeling assured.

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Skipping Trump's Inauguration and Marching for Unity

Friday, January 20, 2017

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who is skipping Donald Trump's inauguration, and two organizers of the Women's March on Washington, discuss their opposition to the 45th president.


Citizens Speak Out: The Highs and Lows of Barack Obama's Presidency

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A look back at the memorable moments — good and bad — of President Obama's eight years in office. 


Supreme Court Hears Key Immigration Case

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In Lynch v. Dimaya, the court will decide if an immigration law statute is "unconstitutionally vague," which could have broader implications for those facing deportation. 

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On MLK Day, Looking Back on Obama's Criminal Justice Legacy

Monday, January 16, 2017

Today, 2.2 million adults are in state or federal prisons. How will history view President Obama’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system?


Justice Department: Chicago Police Engage in Pattern of Abuse

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Department of Justice has found that the Chicago Police Department regularly uses "excessive force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution."

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Meet an Obamacare Recipient Who Wants It Gone

Thursday, January 12, 2017

One woman says the health insurance plan she purchased through the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable, and is hopeful that the GOP can repeal and replace Obamacare.

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California Cities Look for New Ways to Fight Homelessness

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

San Francisco's homeless population has held steady for a decade. Just 90 miles away in Sacramento, there's an ambitious effort underway to address homelessness.


Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: Behind the Bright Lights

Friday, January 06, 2017

Filmmaker Fisher Stevens discusses his new HBO documentary, "Bright Lights," which provides an intimate look at the relationship between Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

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Obamacare Repeal Conjures Fear For Chronically Sick

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act. That makes Jacob Atkins, who is HIV positive, very nervous.

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A Defiant Optimist Creates a New Kind of Stock Exchange

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Durreen Shahnaz's social stock exchange has positively impacted 12 million people throughout Asia.

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Fighting Terrorism With a Cello

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Karim Wasfi, the conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, explains how he challenges terrorism with music.