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 State of Unions Under Trump: What You Need to Know

Friday, February 17, 2017

President Trump's visit to Boeing's South Carolina plant coincides with an overwhelming vote by workers to rejected a plan to unionize. Is this a sign of things to come? 

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Have Student Loan Debt? Be Wary of These Scams

Friday, February 17, 2017

People with student loans should be wary of private companies promising them debt forgiveness. These kinds of programs are everywhere, and here's how to spot them. 

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As U.S. Dances With Russia, Former Uzbeki Prisoners Watch With Worry

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The consequences of the rapidly evolving relationship with Russia aren't just resignations in Washington and eager eyes in Moscow.  

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Reports Show Trump Campaign in Touch with Russia

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

There has been a chorus of leaks depicting a presidential campaign in touch with senior Russian intelligence officials weeks before the 2016 election.

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Amidst Human Rights Crisis in Syria, An Emboldened Assad

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

On the heels of two reports detailing human rights violations in the country, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad looks to extend his control. 

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Understanding the Chaos of Our World

Monday, February 13, 2017

'We live in a completely dynamic, chaotic and unpredictable world,' says British filmmaker Adam Curtis. And our current system isn't getting it. 

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Capturing the Energy of the Left

Friday, February 03, 2017

At a Democratic Socialists of America meeting in Brooklyn, a re-energized left takes shape.  

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Republicans Look to Roll Back Obama Regulations

Thursday, February 02, 2017

While the Supreme Court nomination and executive order signings attract the headlines, Republican leaders are getting into the fine print to erase Obama-era regulations.

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Trump Supporters Respond to Migration Ban

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Protests broke out around the country over the weekend but for many Trump supporters, this executive order is exactly what they were hoping for. 

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Republicans React to Immigration Ban

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As the fallout from the executive order on immigration continues, some Republicans are actively opposing the order. 

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A Dark Chapter in American History

Friday, January 27, 2017

North Carolina ran one of the largest and most aggressive sterilization programs in the U.S., and now the state is attempting to find and recognize survivors of its eugenics program. 

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VP Pence: The Highest Ranking Official to Ever Speak at the March for Life

Friday, January 27, 2017

While President Trump has waffled over the years on his stance on abortion, Vice President Pence has been a decades-long abortion foe. That has many conservatives feeling assured.

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Hugh Hewitt: From Trump Skeptic to Supporter

Friday, January 27, 2017

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on his Trump evolution and the future of the Republican Party. 

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New Prosperity and Old Problems: Native Americans in Oklahoma

Thursday, January 26, 2017

With new prosperity and the second largest population of Native Americans in the country, tribes in Oklahoma are shifting power dynamics, despite persistent inequalities. 

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Trump Opens Door for DAPL, Keystone Pipelines

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In a series of executive memorandums signed yesterday, President Trump revived the potential construction of a number of pipelines. 

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Horror in Oklahoma: Man's Brutal Death Reveals Abuse in Tulsa Prison System

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Elliot Earl Williams, an inmate of the Tulsa County Detention Center, laid on the floor of his jail cell, paralyzed, without receiving any help for 51 hours before he died.

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Roger Stone Is Ready for the New Era of American Politics

Friday, January 20, 2017

If there's one man behind President-elect Donald Trump's anti-establishment path to the presidency, it's Roger Stone. He calls himself a "brand name when it comes to dirty tricks."

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The Poetry of Politics: Richard Blanco on Trump's Inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump is breaking tradition again by foregoing an inaugural poet. Richard Blanco, the 2013 inaugural poet, reflects on this political moment. 

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John Ashcroft: Donald Trump Represents New Hope for U.S.

Friday, January 20, 2017

On Inauguration Day, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who endorsed Donald Trump in September of this year, says the incoming president will restore the rule of law in America.

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Coming of Age As an Activist in the Obama Era

Thursday, January 19, 2017

As Barack Obama prepares to leave office, three former college student volunteers who campaigned for him back in 2008 reflect on the president's years at the White House.

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