Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Why GOP Lawmakers Are Fighting Kansas' Republican Governor

Friday, June 09, 2017

This week, Kansas' Republican-controlled legislature voted override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that would undo some tax cuts, and raise $1.2 billion over the next two years.


Nevada Votes to Make Medicaid Available Statewide

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Nevada legislature just passed a new bill that would offer Medicaid to all of the state's 2.8 million residents. The lawmaker behind the bill explains how the program would work. 


Back-to-Back Russia Hearings Begin Today in The Senate

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Over the next two days, the Senate will hold back-to-back hearings that may shine new light on the relationship between the Trump campaign and administration, and the Russian government.

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With Days to Go, U.K. Elections Tighten

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

With two days left, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have made a serious push in what was once seen as an easy election for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. 


Trial Against Cosby Begins

Monday, June 05, 2017

The actor will face charges of drugging and molesting one woman, Andrea Constand, but 60 women have shared their experiences of alleged assault and harassment by the same man. 


Dealing with Climate Change After Paris

Friday, June 02, 2017

After Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a look at the future of the climate change fight with a former EPA administrator, and how businesses are approaching it.

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Activists Investigating Factory that Makes Ivanka Trump Shoes Detained or Missing

Thursday, June 01, 2017

An investigation into the conditions at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump-branded shoes has taken a political turn, with two of the investigators missing, and another detained.


Trump's Style Could Force Split Between the U.S. and Europe

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe must "take its fate into its own hands," implying that continent can no longer rely on the U.S. and the U.K. as allies.

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America First, Environment Last? Examining the EPA in the Trump Era

Friday, May 26, 2017

President Trump’s budget cuts about one-third of the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. In this special episode, we explore the future of the EPA in the Trump era.

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Trump Directs Scornful Eye Toward Iran

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As President Donald Trump continues his first trip, he appears to be further isolating Iran, blaming the country for a host of problems in the Middle East. 


Conflicts of Interests Cast Shadow on Trump's Trip Abroad

Monday, May 22, 2017

Donald Trump has many financial interests in Israel and Saudi Arabia — two countries he's visiting on his first trip as president overseas.

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Fire and ICE: Detention Deaths in Immigration Facilities

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In recent months, there have been a number of deaths at the Adelanto Detention Facility, a privately-run ICE facility in Southern California.

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Chuck Klosterman: Society Doesn't Need Pop Culture

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In his new book, Chuck Klosterman shares a series of essays on culture, sports, relationships, ethics and technology. He says that the work represents "a portrait of my interior life."


Voices from Inside Immigration Detention

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This week, The Takeaway is exploring how immigration detention transformed into a shadow prison system. Today, we go inside one of these facilities.

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The History and Practice of Immigration Detention

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We begin our series on immigration detention with a look at how immigration detention was born, and how it evolved into one of the largest growing areas of the U.S. prison system. 


'The Poetry of Pop'

Monday, May 15, 2017

A new book argues that pop music is more than just a soundtrack to our lives, but rather the most widely disseminated form of poetic expression. 

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At Town Halls Across the Country, Constituents Show Discontent

Friday, May 12, 2017

A series of town halls across the country this week saw constituents erupt in anger over the Congressional efforts to reform health care. 

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Special Prosecutor or Independent Commission? How the Russia Investigations Can Continue

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Between a special prosecutor and an independent commission, we consider the different ways in which the Russian investigation can continue. 

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Puerto Rico's Path to Bankruptcy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A look at how Puerto Rico ended up as the largest local government bankruptcy case in United States history, and what it means for everything from pensions to schools. 

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South Koreans Select New Leader in Historic Election

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

On Tuesday, South Koreans voted for liberal candidate Moon Jae-in to replace impeached President Park Geun-hye. 

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