Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Retracing the Armenian Genocide, from Turkey to Syria

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reporter Dawn Anahid MacKeen retraces her Armenian grandfather's forced migration from Turkey to Syria in "The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey."

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A Decade of Lost Opportunities to Stop a Heroin Epidemic

Thursday, January 07, 2016

As the New Hampshire primary approaches, local voters want to know how the presidential candidates will tackle the opiate epidemic.

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A Silicon Valley in a Siberian Forest

Thursday, January 07, 2016

"Academpark" is a hub of innovation and open-mindedness hidden deep in a Siberian forest, originally created in the Soviet era, but now seeing a revival. 


An Armed Takeover in Oregon

Monday, January 04, 2016

A Nevada-based militia group led by Ammon Bundy has occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon to protest the Bureau of Land Management.

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Meet Mount Everest's Artist-in-Residence

Monday, January 04, 2016

Derek Eland will try to capture the essence of Mount Everest when he becomes artist-in-residence there later this year. 


Overdose on Opioids? Get a New Prescription

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A new study finds that more than 90 percent of those who overdose on opioids are given new prescriptions for the drugs that nearly killed them.


The Super Rich Have Built a Private Tax System — And It's Totally Legal

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A new investigation finds that the wealthiest Americans have fought for—and largely won—a two-tiered tax system, complete with loopholes that benefit the one percent.

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Manhattan DA Says Encrypted Phones Can Halt Justice

Monday, December 28, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says cell phone and app encryption impedes law enforcement officials' ability to investigate and prosecute crime.

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Women and The Military Prepare for Combat

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The various branches of the military have until January 1, 2016 to submit their plans on integrating women into combat roles. 

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Afghanistan: America's $17 Billion Boondoggle

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

As news breaks that six U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, a new investigation from ProPublica finds that the U.S. has wasted $17 billion in Afghanistan since 2009.

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The High Price of Health: Why Price-Gouging Drugs Is Legal

Friday, December 18, 2015

Federal authorities have arrested Martin Shkreli for securities fraud, but Shkreli first gained notoriety for acquiring a drug patent and raising the price from $13.50 per pill to $750.

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A Flip-Flop in Syria? Kerry Backtracks on Assad Regime

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier this week, Secretary Kerry said the U.S. is "not seeking so-called regime change" in Syria, an approach that may complicate the Syrian civil war and the fight against ISIS.

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A Hoax or a Threat? The Changing Nature of School Safety

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

After the bomb threat that shut down the Los Angeles Unified School District yesterday, we look at how threats to school safety are assessed. 

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Into the Heart of Chaos: New Film Chronicles the Brutality of Syria

Monday, December 14, 2015

The documentary "50 Feet from Syria" follows Hisham Bismar, a Syrian-American surgeon, as he returns to the Turkish-Syrian border to treat patients wounded in the Syrian Civil War.

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Dirty Secrets: Inside New Jersey's Toxic Sites

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

In New Jersey, thousands of sites are contaminated with everything from lighter fluid and plastics, to chemicals like benzene and dioxide.


Affirmative Action Returns to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

As affirmative action returns to the Supreme Court, Columbia University's Lee Bollinger stands in support of race-based admissions.

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Guttman Community College: Setting the Bar Higher

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, The Takeaway presents an original series offering a unique look at community colleges. Here, we turn to Guttman Community College in NYC. 

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San Diego Outsmarts California's Drought

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

While most of Southern California prays this season's El Nino brings rain, thanks to careful planning, San Diego actually has water in reserve. 


Terrorism in Our Backyards

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In the wake of Friday's attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, a former FBI special agent explains how federal and local officials prevent domestic terror attacks. 

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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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