Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Why D.C. Has Done Away With Bail

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our nation's capital effectively eliminated monetary bail in the 1990s and is held up as a model of what a better pretrial system could look like.

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The Story of Kenny Fomby, J.R.

Monday, July 20, 2015

We begin our series on the U.S. bail system with the story of Kenny Fomby, J.R., who, at the age of 19, was held in jail for over six months on charges that were later dropped. 

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5 Years Later, Barney Frank Says the U.S. Financial System is Strong

Monday, July 20, 2015

It has been five years since the passing of the Dodd-Frank Act. We spoke to Barney Frank about how the Act has stood up, and the current state of the financial system. 

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National Heroin Use Surges, Doubles Among Women

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Heroin use has dramatically increased in the last decade, reaching previously unaffected populations, according to a CDC report released this week. 

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'Why Information Grows': A Physicist's Approach to Economics

Monday, July 06, 2015

A physicist argues it's not just labor and products, but information and energy that ultimately drive economic growth. 


Tales From The Towers

Friday, July 03, 2015

This holiday weekend, we're exploring a special place that's come to represent an enduring symbol of patriotism and freedom in American culture: The World Trade Center.

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American Victory: Brandi Chastain on The Women's World Cup

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In a match during the Women's World Cup on Tuesday, Team USA defeated Germany 2-0, a victory that moves them onto the finals. It was a game played with a breathtaking defense.

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Puerto Rico's Financial 'Death Spiral'

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Puerto Rico says that their financial debts are "unpayable." Here's what their nearly certain default means for the Puerto Rican economy and the United States.


When Terrorists Are at The Negotiating Table

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Publicly engaging with a "terrorist" can be a politically risky move. But the consequences for failing to engage are often even greater. 

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Lessons Learned from the Ebola Outbreak

Friday, June 12, 2015

Now that the Ebola epidemic is nearly over, The Takeaway explores the latest developments in Ebola research and what the public health community has learned about the spread of virus.


Scholastic Winners & The Creative Future

Thursday, June 11, 2015

What do Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Robert Redford have in common? They were all winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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