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Miami Haitian Community Still Feels Earthquake's Effects, 6 Months Later

Monday, July 12, 2010

Six months after a massive earthquake shook Haiti, Haitians and Haitian-Americans are still coping with the fallout.

Today, the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas will be in Miami to try and clear up some confusion over immigration status for Haitians. Days after the quake, the U.S. government gave Haitians living here what's called Temporary Protected Status, but that applied to Haitians who were living in the United States on or before January 12th — the day of the earthquake. T.P.S. was not given to Haitians who came to the United States after the earthquake.

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The Takeaway

Haiti, 6 Months After the Earthquake

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's been six months since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince, leaving tens of thousands dead and several hundred thousand more injured and homeless. The country remains in dire straits, with a fractured government, a continued need for basic aid, and a large number of groups competing for a foothold in a country with a severely damaged infrastructure.

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The Takeaway

Connecting Journalists with Local Communities Via Text

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We here at The Takeaway are always looking to connect with local communities. So this week we're hosting a summit with our friends at WLRN in Miami that's made possible by the Knight Foundation. We're experimenting to see how we can use text messaging as a tool for uncovering local issues that matter in Little Haiti, Miami. Can it help journalists and the communities they cover tell more compelling stories?

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

John Seabrook on adopting a Haitian child after the earthquake

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

John Seabrook on adopting a Haitian child after the earthquake.

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The Takeaway

Haiti's College Students: A Lost Generation?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Haiti's higher education system — already highly dysfunctional before the quake — is in shambles. The January 12 earthquake destroyed 90 percent of its school buildings and tore down nine of the state university's thirteen campuses. In a country that needs massive rebuilding and new leadership, who is taking care of educating its next generation of architects, politicians and doctors?

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The Takeaway

In Haiti's Tent Cities, Rape A Worsening Problem

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Since Haiti's earthquake earlier this year, thousands of Haitians continue to live in tent cities, which tend to be small, crowded and offer little privacy. As a result, many women have reported being victims of sexual assault or rape. Rape has always been a problem in Haiti, a country where the act was only truly criminalized in 2005, but the breakdown of social structures since the earthquake has worsened the problem.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Temporary Protected Status Update

Friday, April 09, 2010

JoJo Annobil, attorney-in-charge of The Legal Aid Society Immigration Law Unit, and New York City Councilman Mathieu Eugene (D-40) give an update on the push to get Haitians to apply for Temporary Protected Status.

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The Takeaway

First Take: Aid for Haiti, Reimagining the Workday, Girl Scout Cookies and Bacon

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Anna Sale back on the dayside producing shift.

I'm just back from a week reporting at a hospital in rural Haiti, where one question kept coming up from patients and local residents alike: what's next for Haiti? There weren't a lot of answers where I was, but tomorrow in New York, representatives from Haiti, the United Nations, United States, and several other nations will discuss their plans to spend $34 billion there over the next 10 years. We're reaching out to reporters and international development experts to see what the latest thinking is on where the effort should start, and who will be in charge.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Iraqi Elections, President Visits Afghanistan, Putin Heads To Venezula

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Monday, which means it's time to take a look at what's ahead this week with Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Jonathan Marcus of the BBC World Service. This week, what's in store for a post-election Iraq; the U.N.'s aid conference for Haiti; Russia and the U.S. discuss the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: NCAA's Sweet Sixteen, Listeners Respond to Labeling the President

Friday, March 26, 2010

  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul Matin has the latest major upset from the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen.
  • LISTENERS' TAKEOUT: We asked listeners, what would be your moniker for President Obama? Here are some of your suggestions.

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The Takeaway

Talking to Haiti's Overstretched Doctors

Thursday, March 25, 2010

After the earthquake, injured Haitians flooded the hospital. Now, some of them are cured, but like the 700,000 other homeless Haitians, they have nowhere to go. So they turn to their doctors for help, adding to the overstretched workload of the medical staff.

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    The Takeaway

    Navigating the Bureaucracy in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010

    On Monday, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visited Haiti. All this week, Takeaway producer Anna Sale is also in the country, but at a rural hospital 75 miles away from Port-au-Prince. Today, she reports on the journey of 17-year-old Joseph Maxon, who spent his day navigating through Haiti's bureaucracy in search of a birth certificate.

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    The Takeaway

    In Milot, Haiti, Faith Stays Strong

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    Takeaway Producer Anna Sale is in Haiti on a medical mission, and sending reports back to us - her most recent email sent these photos and song. As Anna described them:

    Pictures and sound from the Catholic church service in Milot. Everyone was dressed to the nines and every bench in the huge, domed church was full.


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    The Takeaway

    This Week's Agenda: Health Care, Former Presidents in Haiti, Clinton in Mexico

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    Every Monday, we look ahead at the week's news, with our partners at The New York Times and the BBC. This week, Marcus Mabry of The Times, and Vladimir Hernandez of the BBC look at where health care reform is headed next; the effects of a visit to Haiti by Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush; and the future of America's war on drugs as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Mexico.

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    The Takeaway

    Takeouts: What Does Haiti Need Now?

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Food? Shelter? Jobs? It's been two months since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and we've been asking listeners what the country needs now as it works to recover.  We hear what you have to say.

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    The Takeaway

    Will High-Speed Rail Change Florida Politics?

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Among the projects picked for federal stimulus spending, Florida's Orlando-Tampa high-speed rail route was a curious place to put $1.25 billion.  After all, it's Florida, and the 90-mile route runs through counties President Obama fought over tight margins of victory and defeat.  So are the voters of Polk County, smack in between Orlando and Tampa, swayed by a stop on the federally-funded transit future?  Takeaway transportation reporter Collin Campbell went to find out.

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    The Takeaway

    Solutions for Haiti: Are International Aid Agencies Hiring Enough Haitian Nationals?

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    All this week on The Takeaway, we've been asking listeners to weigh in on what Haiti needs from the international community in order to move on from the devastating earthquake that struck two months ago. A few listeners homed in on one particular issue: jobs.

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    Soundcheck

    Gig Alerts: Immortal Technique

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    This fiery emcee is one of the many rappers who will perform at S.O.B.'s Hip-Hop for Haiti benefit tonight. Download his fervent track "Mistakes."

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    Gig Alerts: Versus

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    This homegrown outfit was one of the indie rock darlings of the 1990s. Now the band is making a comeback -- and for a good cause. Download their breezy track "Shangri-La," then catch them tonight at the Arms Around Haiti Benefit tonight at Public Assembly.

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    The Takeaway

    Listeners Respond: What Haiti Needs Now

    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Two months after a massive earthquake in Haiti left 230,000 dead and more than a million homeless, we've been asking what listeners think Haiti needs from the world right now. We got responses from all over the country, but especially in Miami, the center of the country's Haitian immigrant population.

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