Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

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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Trump Administration Aims to Stop Teen Immigrant's Abortion

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lawyers for the Trump Administration are attempting to block a pregnant 17 year old immigrant in federal custody from having an abortion.

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Seattle Warns Cities as Amazon Looks For a Second Home

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.

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Liberating Raqqa Comes With a Heavy Price

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have retaken Raqqa. But much of the city has been destroyed, over 1,000 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes, and 270,000 residents have been displaced.

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How the Myths of the Free Market Fail Black Communities

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new book examines the "Bank Black" movement, and the failure of the free market to address the racial wealth gap. 

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Kirkuk and The Fight for the Future of Iraq

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A look at the fight for Kirkuk between Kurdish and Iraqi forces with the woman who oversaw the region for the U.S. government.

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The Curious Case of the $629 Band-Aid

Monday, October 16, 2017

If you want to understand the American healthcare system, look no further than Malcom Bird. He was charged $629 after his daughter cut her finger, and left the ER with a Band-Aid.

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After the Earthquakes: Rebuilding and Uniting in Mexico

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Author Valeria Luiselli recently returned from Mexico after it was hit with devastating earthquakes. While destructive, she says earthquakes can be a unifying catalyst for change.

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How Oklahoma Came to Lead the Nation in Female Incarceration

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In Oklahoma, 151 out of every 100,000 women are in prison — more than any other state in the nation and twice the national average.

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One By One, the Trump Administration Nixes Environmental Rules

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On Tuesday, Scott Pruitt signed a proposal to roll back the Clean Power Plan — one of 52 regulations that the Trump administration has sought to undo. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, October 06, 2017

A look at the eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel "Blade Runner 2049," and the drama "The Mountain Between Us," starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

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'Disaster Capitalism' and the Attempts to Privatize Puerto Rico

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Writer Naomi Klein discusses the latest attempts at privatizing the electric grid in Puerto Rico following the damage from Hurricane Maria.

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The Complicated Relationship Between Country Music and the N.R.A.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The intersection between the NRA and country music points to the complexity of gun culture in America. The Takeaway examines how the NRA has used country music to extend its brand.

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This Supreme Court Case Could End Gerrymandering

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The outcome of this Supreme Court case could alter the political map in every state ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

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Unlearning the Myth of American Exceptionalism

Friday, September 29, 2017

In the wake of the NFL kneeling protests, one journalist argues that it's time to call patriotism by its name: Nationalism.

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How Goldman Sachs Helped Craft Trump's Tax Plan

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Behind the scenes, former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn has been working to pave the way for Trump’s tax plan.

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On the Mainland, Puerto Ricans Search for Peace Amid a Sea of Uncertainty

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

For the 5.5 million Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. mainland, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has meant a lot of unanswered phone calls, and unanswered questions. 

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Dental Care in America: A Hidden Public Health Crisis

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Some 49 million Americans live in places where there are not enough dentists. In those areas, it’s often hard to get an appointment, even if you have private insurance.

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With Clock Ticking, GOP Repeal and Replace Plan Stalls Again

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

There are four days left for Republicans to pass a healthcare bill that would require only 50 votes. And that means a week of chaos on Capitol Hill. 

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