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Jillian Weinberger

 Jillian Weinberger is a Producer for The Takeaway and Center for Investigative Reporting

Jillian Weinberger is a producer with The Takeaway through a partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting.

At The Takeaway, Jillian coordinates and produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts. She 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. She also produced the show's book club in the summer of 2011. With the The Takeaway team, Jillian plans the show's future news calendar and produces live coverage during breaking news events. 

Jillian has also worked as a freelance producer, reporter, and critic for Ms. Magazine, Patch.com, 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 San Francisco.

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Why Environmental Crime Goes Unpunished

Monday, July 14, 2014

A new investigation finds that existing environmental regulations are rarely enforced — and environmental crimes are almost never prosecuted.

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Was Iraq's Democracy Doomed From the Start?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Noah Feldman, who helped draft Iraq's constitution a decade ago, says the current chaos can be traced to America's failure to provide security before attempting nation building.

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Fighting Breast Cancer for a Second Time: Anita Coleman's Advice for the Rookies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anita Coleman was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year, at the age of 54. A mother of two and a grandmother of three, Anita is in the midst of chemotherapy treatments at UCLA, near her home in Los Angeles. Anita successfully fought the disease once before, in 2001, and she shares her story as part of The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer."

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Nikki Giovanni on Langston Hughes' 'Conversation With the Future'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.

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Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Crystal Miller was just 27-years-old when she felt a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancerous. But despite the diagnosis, Crystal remains the same young, bright New York woman she was before she got the news. Crystal's story is one we will be following for the next six months. To get involved in the conversation join our group on Facebook, Under Her Skin.

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Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.

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The Rise of Radicalism Among Israeli Settlers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Tensions remain high in Israel and the Palestinian territories following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Israel last week. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has studied and written extensively about the conditions on the ground, and in particular the rise of what many call "price tag" attacks carried out by radical settlers. 

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Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.

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As Breast Cancer Treatment Improves, Black Women Left Behind

Monday, July 07, 2014

Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Today The Takeaway launches "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer," a series about the women behind those dire statistics.

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Choosing a Double Mastectomy

Monday, July 07, 2014

Lisa Echols lives and works in Memphis, where the mortality rate for black women with breast cancer is twice that of white women. Our series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer" shares the stories of African-American women coping with the disease.

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Tensions Run High in Israel and Palestine

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Israeli authorities discovered the bodies of three teenagers earlier this week, after an 18 day search. As the country mourned, Israeli police discovered the body of a Palestinian teenager in a forest outside Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders have accused the Jewish settlers of retaliation, abduction and murder.

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Thousands Protest in Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Promises of autonomy have remained largely unfulfilled, which has triggered annual protests in Hong Kong every year on July 1. This week, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy in one of the largest marches in Hong Kong’s history. 

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Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, might just be the man that big banks fear the most. He helped bring a criminal case against France's biggest bank, levying the largest and most substantial fine against a bank in history.

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Under Her Skin: Lisa Echols

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lisa Echols is 46-years-old. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013 after doctors spotted an abnormality in her annual mammogram. She says she is a wife, mother and friend first—and a woman fighting cancer second.

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How Millennials Are Remaking the Arab World

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Juan Cole, author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East," says the world needs to give the revolutionaries more time, and that the young protesters who led the Arab Spring will eventually remake their home countries. 

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Under Her Skin: Crystal Miller

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crystal Miller is 28-years-old. She found a lump in her breast in November 2013, and was diagnosed with breast cancer a month later. As a nurse and cancer researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Crystal struggles to ignore the disease statistics she knows so well.

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Under Her Skin: Anita Coleman

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Anita Coleman is 54-years-old. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and suffered a relapse on February 21, 2014 after a regular mammogram came back suspicious. She recounts her first diagnosis, and how her family has helped her find the strength to fight the disease once again.

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Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans

Monday, June 30, 2014

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

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Policing the Police: Cincinnati

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Cincinnati Police Department's fraught relationship with the community came to a head on April 7, 2001, when a police patrolman shot and killed a 19-year-old African-American. With help from a DOJ mediator, the Cincinnati Police revitalized their relationship with the community. 

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Love Across the Sunni-Shiite Divide

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

She is Sunni, he is from a Shiite family, and they are happily married. How the inflammatory divide affects one couple's relationship - and how it has no affect at all.

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