Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

Trump Administration Makes Dramatic Change to U.S. Asylum Policy

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Starting today, migrants who do not seek asylum in at least one other country they cross through before reaching the U.S. cannot request asylum here.


France Moves to Impose a "Digital Tax" on Big U.S. Tech

Monday, July 15, 2019

France may be the first to pass a so-called “digital” tax on major US-based tech companies including Google, Amazon, and Facebook.


Farai Chideya on the Broken Adoption System in the U.S.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The journalist and author has had three adoptions fall through.


Even With Insurance, the Cost of Health Care Remains a Crushing Burden

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Meanwhile, a US Circuit Court of Appeals is once again hearing arguments on the fate of Obamacare.


Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Powerful Allies

Monday, July 08, 2019

The latest charges against Jeffrey Epstein are raising new questions about how much his powerful allies knew about his behavior and what they did to protect him. 


Alaska's Governor Slashes Funding to Universities

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Alaska’s Republican governor has cut nearly 41 percent of the state’s higher education operating budget.


What Does Responsible Tourism Look Like?

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Across the globe, tourism is on the rise, and our planet is feeling it. By some estimates, global tourism accounts for nearly 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. 


Songs of Summer

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Listeners share their favorite summer anthems for 2019.

A Small Step for Trump, A Giant Leap for North Korea

Monday, July 01, 2019

Donald Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to step onto North Korean soil. Was it a step toward peace and cooperation, or toward nuclear appeasement?


Life After Overdose, Part 4: The Future

Thursday, June 27, 2019

We conclude our series "Life After Overdose" with a look at what life is like today for Lauren and April, and what comes next for each of them. 


Life After Overdose, Part 3: Families

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

In the third part of our series "Life After Overdose": how families are impacted when a loved one is addicted, overdoses, and survives.


We Heard from You: Milestone Moments, 50 Years After Stonewall

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Listeners share a specific moment in the movement for LGBTQ rights that has stuck with them. 


Life After Overdose, Part 1: The Overdose

Monday, June 24, 2019

In the first part of our series "Life After Overdose," we meet 41-year-old Lauren Hamilton, and 25-year-old April Erion. Both survived opioid overdoses.


Prosecutors Drop Charges in Flint Water Crisis Cases, Extending Investigation

Monday, June 17, 2019

Last week, prosecutors dropped all pending criminal charges against officials involved in the Flint water crisis, creating another delay in the city's ordeal.


ICE Records: Ill Migrant Continued Working in ICE Custody Until He Was Hospitalized. Three Weeks Later, He Died.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Yulio Castro-Garrido died in January 2018, after spending a month and a half at the ICE Stewart Detention Center.


Parkland School Officer is Arrested, Forcing New Questions About Police in Schools

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Critics say school resource officers heighten the chance of propelling students into the school-to-prison pipeline. Others say they are a school's best defense against a gunman.


"Bingeing is Not Recommended": Handmaid's Tale Creator Bruce Miller on Building a Dystopia

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale season 3 is out now. Tanzina Vega talks with its creator about bringing Margaret Atwood's world to life in this historical moment.


Canadian National Inquiry: Killing and Disappearances of Indigenous Women Is 'Genocide'

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

But will the Canadian government actually make meaningful change?


Rethinking the Response to Mass Shootings

Monday, June 03, 2019

After a mass shooting in Virginia Beach left 12 people dead, The Takeaway examines how government officials, the public, and the media respond to mass shootings in this moment.


Case in Point: D’Angelo Burgess Fled From Police. Does That Make Him a Killer?

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The latest installment of our series "Case in Point" with The Marshall Project.