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:

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. 


Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 30, 2016

Reviews of "Lion," "Hidden Figures," starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, and Martin Scorsese's "Silence."

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Ecological and Political Fallout from California Drought

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

California is in the sixth year of a drought that is not only affecting the environment, but has political implications as well.


A Water Crisis in the Dallas County Town of Sandbranch

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Dallas County town that used wells for drinking water until they were contaminated, wonders why the wealthy city of Dallas can't help pay for running water in their town.

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One Woman's Quest to Fix Foster Care

Thursday, December 22, 2016

In 2014, 415,000 children passed through the foster care system. Child welfare advocate Marcia Robinson Lowry is using the courts to reform foster care in states across the country. 

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An Elector Receives Thousands of Pleas to Change Her Vote

Monday, December 19, 2016

Electors across the country are being swamped with calls to vote against President-elect Donald Trump.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 16, 2016

Reviews of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Collateral Beauty" starring Will Smith, and "Fences" with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

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Feds Put Spotlight on Texas Special Education

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Federal officials are looking into claims that Texas intentionally keeps students out of special education. 


Tech Talk in The Golden Tower: Trump Meets With Silicon Valley Leaders

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The meeting brings together two groups that had little common ground during the election. 


The Big Business of 'Doubt Science'

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A look at how corporations rely on "doubt science" to help them win lawsuits and push for fewer regulations.

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