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The Takeaway

Want a Diploma? Pass the Citizenship Exam First

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. We created a quiz with real questions from the test—take it here. 

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PRI's The World

More and more migrants are being tried as criminals in American courts

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Operation Streamline" is the federal government's program to fast-track immigration cases. It's certainly made it easier to prosecute migrants — or put them in jail. But critics say everything else about the program seems confused.

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99% Invisible

123- Snowflake

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Well before the early 1500s, when Sir Thomas Moore first coined the term "Utopia," people have been thinking about how to design their ideal community. Maybe it's one that doesn't use money, or one that drops traditional family structures and raises ch...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Will Drought Ruin the Southwest?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Harper's contributing editor Christopher Ketcham reports on the dying Colorado River, which has been diverted by a series of dams to supply water to the parched Southwest. Ketcham talks about rafting down the river from Utah to Arizona with an environmentalist and the water manager for the city of Denver—two men with dramatically opposed views on how this precious resource should be used. A solution must be found, though, because neither the cities of the Southwest nor California agriculture can ultimately survive if the river runs dry. His article "Razing Arizona" is in the April 2014 issue of Harper's.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gail Collins on How Arizona Explains Politics

Monday, March 03, 2014

All of sudden, Arizona may be our weirdest state. Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes... How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2012), talks about Arizona's gay marriage and immigration laws, and how its local politics became a national story.

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Gabfest Radio

Debating Gentrification In New York

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Arizona’s controversial discrimination bill, Spike Lee’s thoughts on gentrification, the death of Harold Ramis, the Disney movie Frozen, and more.

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The Takeaway

Arizona Under Fire Over Gay Discrimination Bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

After state lawmakers passed a measure granting business owners the right to refuse to serve gay customers, protesters marched through downtown Tucson in part of a larger effort to stop Gov. Jan Brewer from signing the bill.

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The Takeaway

Coping with Tragedy in Yarnell, Arizona

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

With the tragedy of the lost lives of 19 firemen in Yarnell, Arizona still fresh, many are wondering what they can do to help the community. Today, we're joined by Matt Moomaw, a former hotshot fireman from Colorado who now works as a therapist and is currently in the Yarnell community to offer support. Also on the program is Liz Kinney, Associate of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. As the process of healing a community begins, Kinney and Moomaw examine the job of the hotshots and the next steps for Yarnell.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Invalidates Arizona 'Proof of Citizenship' Policy for Voter Registration

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled against Arizona state's Proposition 200—a law that required would-be voters to indicate proof of citizenship before being eligible to vote. Arizona sate legislators and Attorney General Tom Horne defended such procedures as measures to counteract voter fraud. Kareem Crayton, University of North Carolina law professor, weighs in on what this ruling really means

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Tucson AZ

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Tucson sits in the borderlands, the desert landscape where America and Mexico meet.  This place is crisscrossed by boundaries, visible and invisible—from the U.S. border wall that cuts the Sonoran desert in half, to live-wire political divides in Tucson itself.   In this episode, we tell stories about what happens when people cross borders, risking their lives and their reputations to take a chance on the other side.

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The Takeaway

Why Arizona Represents the American Political Past, But Not Its Future

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With the presidential campaign in full swing, issues like immigration, gun control, and education are being discussed on a national stage, and Arizona is inevitably a key part of that conversation. But according to author Jeff Biggers, Arizona is a better representative of where the country's been than where it's going.

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It's A Free Country ®

Did the ATF Walk Guns to Mexico in Fast & Furious?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

On Tuesday's Brian Lehrer Show, reporter Katherine Eban broke down her breakthrough investigation into the root cause of the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" scandal.

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The Takeaway

The True Story Of Arizona's False Prophet

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Can a fake religion have the same effect as a real one? A new movie, billing itself as “the true story of a false prophet” asks just that. Cultivating a personal mythology and teaching and perfecting thick fresh-off-the-boat Indian accent, New Jersey-born filmmaker Vikram Gandhi grew a thick beard, put on orange robes, and set up shop in Arizona, where he quickly acquired a cult following.

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The Takeaway

Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Nearing the US

Monday, June 04, 2012

We hear stores almost daily now about violence among drug cartels in Mexico, but over the weekend some of that violence spilled over the border. Police in rural Arizona found a charred SUV with five bodies inside along a stretch of desert road commonly used as a smuggling route. Authorities haven't charged anyone for the crime, but all signs are pointing to the cartels.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Kelefa Sanneh and William Finnegan on Romney's big problem with Hispanic voters.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kelefa Sanneh and William Finnegan on Romney's big problem with Hispanic voters.

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It's A Free Country ®

AZ Immigrants Await Supreme Court Ruling on SB 1070

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Patricia and Pablo held arms outside the U.S. Supreme Court, hours before the highest tribunal in the nation heard arguments on the injunction of SB 1070, a controversial  Arizona law that would subject undocumented immigrants like them to incarceration and penalties.

“It feels good to be here on behalf of ...

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The Takeaway

In Defense of Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Arizona v. United States, the case that will decide the constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law, known as SB 1070. Kris Kobach is the Secretary of State of Kansas and the architect of SB 1070, as well as immigration laws in Alabama, Utah, South Carolina and a number of other states. He argues that federal immigration law allows for state and local cooperation in immigration enforcement.

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The Takeaway

Arizona's Immigrant Law Results in Upsurge of "Self-Deportation"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

During the GOP Primaries, likely nominee Mitt Romney preached an immigration policy of "self-deportation". It just so happens that in the wake of the passage of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law, many of that state's undocumented immigrants are practicing self-deportation. But they're not necessarily going back to Mexico. Instead, many are crossing the border into surrounding states with more lenient immigration laws on the books. We're joined by Peter O'Dowd, News Director at KJZZ.

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The Takeaway

Romney Looks to Take Arizona Primary

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

While Mitt Romney may have a hard time in his home state of Michigan, he is expected to win the state of Arizona in today's primary contest. Romney, long believed to be the eventual nominee, has faced stiff resistance for insurgent candidates along the trail. Buzz Conover, reporter for Arizona Public Media in Tuscon, joins The Takeaway to talk about today's primary and how it could help Romney's flailing campaign. 

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The Takeaway

GOP Primary in Arizona

Monday, February 27, 2012

We have both the Arizona and Michigan primaries tomorrow. And while much of the debate is over Romney and Michigan, we'll leave that to the pundits for the time being and focus on Arizona. Often our reporting from that part of the country has been informed by Peter O'Dowd, news director from KJZZ in Arizona. Peter joins us in studio this morning here in New York where he gives us an update on the primary race in his home state.

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