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Jillian Weinberger

 Jillian Weinberger is a producer for The Takeaway and 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:

White Sheriff Talks Race, Police With His Black Son

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Fisher-Paulson is white; his adopted son is black. Here he reflects on conversations about race and police as protests continue in Ferguson.

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Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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ISIS Presents New Fear For Iraq's Christians

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For Assyrian Christians, the brutal victories of ISIS forces are just the latest bloody chapter in a story that spans centuries of slaughter, ethnic cleansing, and suppression.

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Faith and the National Guard: Two Plans for Peace in Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri's governor sent the National Guard into Ferguson today. Local churches are taking a different approach.

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How Israel Fuels a Black Market for Organs

Monday, August 18, 2014

A mixture of religious law and cultural practices have led many Israelis to reject organ donation, creating a desperate market of patients who will do anything for a transplantable organ.

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GOP's Fake News Sites Dupe Voters

Friday, August 15, 2014

Political strategist believe that voters have grown tired of the conventional political attack ad. With that in mind, the GOP has decided to try a different tactic: A series of fake news sites stacked with articles that have a very pointed message.

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Under Her Skin: Life With Cancer Continues

Friday, August 15, 2014

For Crystal, Lisa and Anita—the three women featured in The Takeaway's six-month-long series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer"—there has been no pause, and no intermission between Act I and Act II. Life with cancer continues.

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Take a Real Vacation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Science says your brain needs it.

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Is Putin's 'Humanitarian' Mission a Trojan Horse?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 260 Russian vehicles said to be carrying aid to eastern Ukraine remained parked at a military base in the southeastern Russia. Ukrainian officials are claiming that the trucks are full of military assistance for pro-Russian separatist fighters. Whether it’s Red Cross supplies or a 21st century Trojan horse, tensions are running high.

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The Fine Line Between Humor and Mental Illness

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams has become today's symbol of tortured comedic genius - and now a new generation of comedians are plucking the depths of despair for material. 

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New Lives and A Land Torn Apart

Monday, August 11, 2014

An American immigrant in Israel explains why she made the decision to move and why she’s confident in the country’s future. One Arab-Israeli writer had long-embraced his role as someone who could connect and unite two cultures. But the recent violence has become too much for him—and he’s finally left Israel. 

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Google and Barnes & Noble Threaten Amazon's Book Market Dominance

Friday, August 08, 2014

Amazon dominates the book market: according to research by the Codex Group, in March 2014, 41 percent of all new book unit purchases came from Amazon, along with 65 percent of all new online book units, both print and digital. But a new partnership announced earlier this week may threaten Amazon's control of the book market. Local Barnes & Noble retailers in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles will now offer same-day book deliveries through Google Shopping Express. 

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Is an Ebola Vaccine on the Horizon?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Two American health workers infected in Liberia were treated with an experimental serum before they returned to the U.S. for treatment last week. That treatment is still in the trial phase, likely years away from clinical use. 

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Russian Gang Rips Off The Internet

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In what is the now the largest collection of user information ever stolen from the Internet, a crime syndicate swiped more than 1.2 billion user names and passwords, and some 500 million email addresses.

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The Watchmen at The White House

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.

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'Criminal' Acts & the Laws of War

Monday, August 04, 2014

Ratified in 1949, the Geneva Conventions laid out a code of conduct for war. Given the current conflicts in the Middle East, where does the world actually stand on the Geneva Conventions?

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Searching for Hope in Zimbabwe

Monday, August 04, 2014

Four African leaders are missing from the White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit because of their records on human rights. One of them is Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. 

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Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict. 

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