Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus is an associate producer for The Takeaway. 

He comes to The Takeaway by way of Missouri, where he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, not to be confused with his hometown of Washington, D.C. He began at the show as an intern in 2015, and his transition to full-time marked the end of a multi-year career of college internships in journalism, politics, and international affairs. At The Takeaway, Oliver produces stories and series on everything from Southern sounds, to the U.S. bail system, to smart cities

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

The Trump Administration Smiles On Big Game Hunters

Friday, November 17, 2017

Since taking office, the Trump Administration has enacted a number of decisions that affect wildlife both at home and abroad. 


Unpublished Raymond Chandler Story Tackles the Healthcare Crisis

Friday, November 17, 2017

A recently unearthed Raymond Chandler short story is a far cry from the detective novels he's known for. Instead, it tackles the healthcare crisis head on.


Read My Lips: Exploring The Origins of America's Anti-Tax Political Culture

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When looking at other developed economies, U.S. tax rates are below average. How has that reality led to a tax reform plan that would add $1.7 trillion to the deficit?


After a Brief Plateau, Global Carbon Emissions Rise

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

After a three year period of stability, carbon emissions are expected to reach record highs in 2017. 


Scott Pruitt is Slowly Remaking the EPA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has prohibited recipients of EPA grant funding from serving on its scientific advisory committees. 

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With Temporary Protected Status Set To End, Nicaraguans Contemplate Future in the U.S.

Friday, November 10, 2017

On Monday, DHS announced it was ending the Temporary Protected Status program for about 2,500 Nicaraguans. The Takeaway explores what the program means to immigrants across the country. 

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When the Supreme Court Cites Fake News

Thursday, November 09, 2017

A new investigation into 83 Supreme Court cases between 2011 and 2015 found seven errors that, in some cases, helped determine the outcome of the high court's ruling.


The Case That Could Set the Precedent for Sanctuary-City Policies

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The arguments for and against Senate Bill 4 in Texas could determine the future of immigration policy. 


Paradise Papers and The Trump Administration

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Paradise Papers reveal the offshore activities of over 120 politicians, including 13 advisers, major donors, and cabinet members of President Trump's administration. 


What to Expect From Trump's Marathon Tour in Asia

Monday, November 06, 2017

On Friday, President Donald Trump left for a 12 day trip to Asia that will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and The Philippines.


What the Mueller Indictments Reveal About Money Laundering

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The indictments against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates reveal a web of international transfers and offshore bank accounts to facilitate the flow of over $75 million dollars.


How a Rapper's Radio Interview Revealed a Saudi Soft Power Campaign

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Is a foreign government funding that interview you’re reading or the podcast you’re listening to?


Lee Ann Womack Returns to Her Traditional Country Roots

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lee Ann Womack made her debut in the late 90s with commercial hits like “I Hope You Dance.” But the Texas-native never felt completely comfortable being cast as a crossover artist.


Who is George Papadopoulos?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A look at the man who could break the Russia investigation wide open. 


ICE's Hotline Sows Seeds of Suspicion

Monday, October 30, 2017

ICE set up a hotline to "support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens," but call logs tell a different story about the program.


U.S. Role in Indonesian Mass Killings Revealed

Monday, October 30, 2017

For the first time, documents publicly reveal exactly what the U.S. knew and the extent that the American government was complicit in mass killings in Indonesia. 


The Myths and Realities of White Racism

Friday, October 27, 2017

A recent poll found that a majority of white Americans believe that white people are discriminated against. One scholar argues that their feelings shouldn't be dismissed. 

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The Struggle for Stability in Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria, only 25 percent of the island has power. One priest says the recovery just isn’t moving quick enough for many of the people he helps in his community.

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The Start of a GOP Revolt?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A number of prominent Republicans are beginning to denounce President Donald Trump. But what does this growing chorus of anti-Trump voices really add up to?

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In Texas, FEMA Response Continues to Lag

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A brutal hurricane season across the Gulf and in Puerto Rico means FEMA is operating at max capacity, leaving many families waiting weeks for assessments and funds from the agency. 

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