Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger is a producer for The Takeaway.

She works as the program's line producer and produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts. Jillian co-produced The Takeaway's award-winning series, "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer," and produced the show’s coverage of the Affordable Care Act case and the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court, and co-produced a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season. With the The Takeaway team, Jillian plans the show's future news calendar and produces live coverage during breaking news events. 

Jillian recently returned from a stint in the Bay Area, where she worked with the Center for Investigative Reporting to launch the new public radio show Reveal. She's also worked as a freelance producer, reporter, and critic for Ms. Magazine,, and the WNYC Newsroom, and as a research associate with various nonprofits in New York. In 2013, she received fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and Loyola Law School's Journalist Law School in Los Angeles.

Originally from Cleveland, Jillian holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn.

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Japanese Internment, Protest Remembered with Medal of Freedom

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today, President Obama honors the legacy of attorney and activist Minoru Yasui with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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A Gang Violence Ceasefire for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reverend Jeffrey Brown is working with communities across the country to establish a ceasefire in gang violence between Thanksgiving and New Year's.


How American Cities Are Fighting Terrorism

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, cities across the U.S. are reconsidering their counter-terrorism strategies.

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How Belgium Became a Hub for Extremists

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

By some accounts, Belgium has provided the Islamic State with more fighters than any other E.U. nation, per capita. How did this tiny nation become a breeding ground for terrorism?

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'Suffragette' and the Real-Life Struggle for the Vote

Friday, November 13, 2015

The film "Suffragette" explores how women fought for the right to vote in the U.K. A descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, played by Meryl Streep in the film, talks here with the director.

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Undocumented Texans Wait in Immigration Limbo

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Texas led a 26-state suit against the Obama Administration's DAPA program. A federal circuit court recently ruled in favor of the states, leaving some undocumented immigrants in limbo.

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School Discipline: From Corporal Punishment to Mediation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Traditional discipline practices have been shown to be ineffective and discriminatory. Now, educators are experimenting with restorative models that empower students and their community.

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Exploring Hearing Loss in American Life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Around 20 percent of Americans over age 12 have some hearing loss. Why do so few of us get tested, or treated? 

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What the NFL Can Learn from Boxing's Decline

Monday, November 09, 2015

The Retro Report documentary team looks at the rise and fall of boxing, and the potential lessons the NFL can take away.


Racial Tensions Inflame Missouri Campus

Monday, November 09, 2015

A student activism group says complaints of recent racist incidents have fallen on deaf ears. After several days of protests, the university president announced he would resign.

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A New Direction: Secretary LaHood on the Dangers Ahead for the GOP

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ray LaHood, former secretary of transportation and an Illinois congressman, is a Republican, but he celebrates his bipartisan accomplishments and urges other lawmakers to do the same. 

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Gov. Shumlin on Sanders's Rise and Vermont's Heroin Crisis

Thursday, November 05, 2015

As The Takeaway broadcasts from Vermont Public Radio, Governor Peter Shumlin discusses Senator Sanders's Presidential prospects and his state's heroin problem. 

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Inside New England's Coastal Fish Crisis

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

In recent decades, overfishing has caused a decline in the types of fish that were once plentiful in New England. Now scientists say that climate change is also to blame.

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Marijuana, LGBT Rights on Some Ballots This Election Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Though many of us are focused on the 2016 presidential race, this Election Day voters will decide a number of important ballot initiatives across the country. 

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Afghanistan: A Bright Future or An Economic Wasteland?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Afghan presidential advisor sees economic opportunity in transportation, while the inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction sees a history of economic waste.


Fareed Zakaria on The Future of The Middle East

Monday, October 26, 2015

A new CNN documentary hosted by Fareed Zakaria reexamines the lead-up to the Iraq War, the diplomatic missteps on the ground, the debate over the troop surge and the American withdrawal.

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U.S. Soldier Killed Freeing ISIS Captives in Iraq

Friday, October 23, 2015

An American-Kurdish mission against the self-proclaimed Islamic State freed scores of Kurdish hostages this week. The raid also led to the first American casualty in Iraq since 2011.

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Distorting History for Political Gain

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disputed the historical record this week, claiming that a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea for the Holocaust. 

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The Democratic Party May Be in Real Trouble

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Republicans control the vast majority of state legislatures, governors' mansions, and both houses of Congress. Can Democrats still win beyond the White House?

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The Benefits of a Borderless World

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As migrants clamor to enter the European Union, and as U.S. presidential candidates debate immigration policy, an economist argues for an end to all national borders. 

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