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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:

Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To keep out migrants, Hungarian officials are building a wall along its border with Serbia, similar to what many U.S. presidential candidates hope to construct. But do such walls work? 

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Governor John Hickenlooper on His Purple State's Political Future

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over the last few years, Colorado voters have legalized marijuana and recalled officials over gun control. Governor Hickenlooper looks at the political future of his purple state.

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The Weekender: Political Big Wigs Talk Trump, Climate, Religion and More

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Takeaway talks with the governor of the nation's most populous state, and the former ambassador of the most populous nation on Earth. 

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Gov. Brown Champions Immigrant Rights, Pope's Leadership

Friday, August 21, 2015

Is California the best place to be an undocumented immigrant? Governor Jerry Brown, Democrat from California, doesn't think so, but he is leading a reform campaign in his state.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Combats Fires, Drought As California Booms

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown is California's longest-serving governor. He's presided over an economic boom, accompanied by an unsustainable drought.

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A New Day in Cuba

Friday, August 14, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will raise the American flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time since President Eisenhower cut ties with Cuba in January 1961.

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Jerusalem Wildfire Spreads Through Northern California

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Jerusalem wildfire has burned at least 23,500 acres in Northern California. Some of the affected areas have already been hit by the Rocky wildfire, earlier this month.

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Leader of Group Opposing Iran Deal Quits to Back Agreement

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gary Samore, former advisor to the president, stepped down as president of United Against a Nuclear Iran. He agrees with the nuclear deal; UANI, a leading advocacy group, does not.    

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Under Fire in Ukraine

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine have stepped up attacks on Ukrainian military and civilians, as well as European monitors in the region. 

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The First GOP Debate: What You Need To Know

Friday, August 07, 2015

Ten of the 14 Republican presidential candidates took the stage last night in Cleveland, Ohio, in the first Republican debate of the 2016 race.

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One Year Later: Ferguson Officials on Healing the Community

Friday, August 07, 2015

How is the community faring a year after Michael Brown's death? Ferguson Mayor James Knowles and city Councilman Wesley Bell weigh in.

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ISIS or Al Qaeda: What's the Bigger Threat?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

American security officials are debating whether ISIS or Al Qaeda is a bigger threat to the United States. Billions of dollars—and the public's safety—is at stake.

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Thousands Flee as Wildfires Burn Northern California

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Some 60,000 acres have burned across three counties, and it may be another week before firefighters can get the blaze under control.

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Report Charges EPA With Environmental Injustice

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A new investigation from the Center for Public Integrity shows that hundreds of complaints from minority communities have gone ignored by the EPA.

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Cyber Deterrence, New Aggressive Strategies To Fight Hacking

Friday, July 31, 2015

The United States government is developing aggressive strategies to proactively defend against cyber hacking after the breach against the Office of Personnel Management last April.

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Cincinnati on Edge After White Officer Indicted in Murder of Black Driver

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A white University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted in the murder of a black driver, raising tensions around the city.

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U.S. to Release Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Many presidents have considered releasing Jonathan Pollard. Now after 30 years, the Department of Justice has announced that Pollard will be paroled in November.

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To End Mass Incarceration, Looking Beyond Small Time Drug Offenders

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More than half of all prisoners in the U.S. have been prosecuted for violent crimes, which is why sentencing reform may need to address more than just nonviolent drug offenses.

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Trans Teen Fights to Change School Policy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A federal judge in Virginia will decide whether 16-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm can use the boys' restrooms at Gloucester High School. 

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