Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

How the Caribbean's Colonial Past Shapes Hurricane Preparedness

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Each Caribbean island has its own unique history with countries like the U.S., the U.K. and France. But when a hurricane hits, responses between islands vary greatly.

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What Drives Gun Violence Outside America's Big Cities

Monday, September 18, 2017

While gun violence continues to decrease in big cities, it is a daily reality in small cities throughout America.

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At 9/11 Tribute in Light, A Rare Opportunity for Bird Researchers

Friday, September 15, 2017

For birders, the 9/11 Tribute in Light is a test tube for how birds are affected by light pollution. 

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California Aims to Become a 'Sanctuary State'

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On Monday, state lawmakers in California reached an agreement on legislation that will make California a so-called “sanctuary state.”

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On Capitol Hill, New Realities in the Healthcare Debate

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While some Republicans push for a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are calling for a Medicare for all system. Could a bipartisan deal be struck?

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In Florida, The Politics of Climate Change Crashes Into Reality

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Florida is extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels, but many lawmakers in the state are reluctant to address climate change. Will growing environmental risks shift political attitudes?

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Florida Braces for Irma's Impact

Friday, September 08, 2017

As Hurricane Irma enters the mainland U.S., Floridians are preparing for one of the biggest hurricanes in years. 

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American Women Dominate U.S. Open

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The U.S. Open tennis tournament is now down to its final four, and this year on the women’s side, you’ll only find Americans among the contenders.

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Japan Prepares for North Korean Conflict

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

As tensions continue to rise between North Korea and the United States, Japan is being put on high alert.

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Behind the Curtain of North Korea

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

To understand the latest from North Korea, we turn to one of the only journalist who has gone undercover in the country. 

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Global Warming's Role in Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A discussion with a climate scientist about Hurricane Harvey on what can and can't be attributed to global warming. 

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Thousands of Rohingyas Flee as Military Violence Worsens

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

In the past week, nearly 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have been on the run from violence, and nearly 20,000 of those are trapped in a no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Pre-K: Preparing for the Most Important Year

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As the benefits of early childhood education become increasingly clear, what kids are learning often does not match up with what's considered best practice. 

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Deadly Monsoons Leave Parts of South Asia Underwater

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

An extreme monsoon season has flooded vast swaths of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, leaving more than 1,200 dead.

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As Consensus Around Pre-K Grows, Access Still Lags

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Across the country, 40 percent of four year olds are enrolled in some form of publicly-funded early education program. But the question of who gets access all depends on where you live.

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Stories From the Storm: How Houston Is Coping Amid Harvey's Wrath

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Across Texas and Louisiana, flood waters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, and FEMA estimates that as many as 30,000 people may ultimately need shelter after the storm.

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Report: Exxon Actively Worked to Mislead the Public About Climate Change

Friday, August 25, 2017

An academic paper released this week definitively finds that Exxon acknowledged man-made climate change internally, but worked to misinform people publicly. 

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The Art and Politics of the U.S. Capitol Building

Friday, August 25, 2017

Of the 100 statues donated by states in the U.S. Capitol building, there are 12 Confederate statues, and no African-Americans. 

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The Hard Truth About Confederate Monuments

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A historian argues that there are four periods in which Confederate statues were erected, each with their own intent and purpose. 

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The Secret Service is Running Out of Money

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's expensive to protect the president on his frequent trips to Trump properties. Already, 1,000 Secret Service agents have hit the federal caps for yearly salary and overtime. 

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