Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Voyager Probes Still Discovering After 40 Years

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Forty years after their launch, the intrepid Voyager probes are the subject of a new documentary from PBS. 


Burmese Rohingyas Persecuted in Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Friday, August 18, 2017

In an increasingly democratic Myanmar, growing numbers of Rohingya Muslims are still being forced to flee their country.


After Tough Talk, NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of President Trump’s main talking points on the campaign trail was the issue of trade, and specifically NAFTA. Beginning today, President Trump has a chance to act on that.

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As Political Tensions Swirl, Music Legends Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Turn to the Blues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two of the most prolific blues artists of the day — Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' — say this music is meant to uplift in a political and cultural climate that often weighs people down.

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The United States: Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Pick a Fight With North Korea?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon’s former top policy official as the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy between 2014-2016, discusses the latest escalation with North Korea.  


Opioid Crisis Costs Employees and Employers

Thursday, August 10, 2017

As the opioid crisis reaches a critical level, workers are having a hard time passing drug tests, and this trend is having a broader effect on businesses. 


Economic Inequality Has Created Two Americas

Thursday, August 10, 2017

There are two American economies. And for the one percent — and especially the .001 percent — this is great news.


A Remorseful Executioner Fights to Abolish the Death Penalty

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw Oregon's only two executions in the last 54 years. Now, he speaks out as an advocate against the death penalty.

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Venezuela Slips Deeper Into Political Chaos

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The situation in Venezuela continues to unravel.

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Vote to Unionize Nissan Plant May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Friday, August 04, 2017

A vote on whether to unionize the Canton, Mississippi Nissan plant has implications for workers' rights in the 21st century. 


Analyzing America's Terror Cases

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The U.S. government has prosecuted 807 people for terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Most of them never even got close to committing an act of violence.


Videos Show Officers in Baltimore Allegedly Planting Evidence

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Two body cam videos have emerged in the last two weeks allegedly showing officers planting drugs at the scene of an arrest.  


Trump Administration Ramps Up Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Last week was the first time the Trump Administration announced specific rules to crackdown on sanctuary cities, and applied them to an entire grant program.  


Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Years of Environmental Lies

Monday, July 31, 2017

Thousands of pages of documents dating back to the 1920s indicate a history of fraudulent science and regulatory collusion between pesticide companies and the government.  

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Trump Looks to Mine in Afghanistan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Searching for reasons to stay in Afghanistan, the Trump Administration is turning to the country's estimated $1 trillion mineral reserves. 

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How the DOD's Approach to Waste Harms Citizens and the Environment

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

There are 39,400 known or suspected toxic sites on current or former Pentagon properties encompassing over 40 million acres in total — an area larger than the state of Florida.  


The Trump Vs. Sessions Feud Escalates

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What started as a friendly relationship has turned sour between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

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Shake-Up in Cybersecurity at State Department

Friday, July 21, 2017

Reports emerged this week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to shut down the State Department office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries. 


Democrats Grasp For an Identity — And a Message

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Six months into the Trump Administration, the majority of Americans think that the Democratic Party only stands against Trump, and has no real message. 

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Can Obamacare be Fixed? Answers From An ACA Architect

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

As the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare stalls, one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act explores the stability of the program.

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