Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

Hundreds Claim Jewelry Giant Harassed and Discriminated Against Employees

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hundreds of former employees are suing Sterling Jewelers, which operates Jared and Kay Jewelers, claiming they experienced consistent sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

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Exploring America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense

Friday, February 24, 2017

Trayvon Martin's death in 2012 may have ignited a national debate on "Stand Your Ground" laws, but to understand these laws we must look at America's complex history with self-defense.

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Executive Angst: Understanding America’s Presidential Power Struggle

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Executive power has expanded and contracted over time. But what does the Constitution actually say about the power of the presidency? Find out in this special Presidents’ Day podcast.  

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For Translators, A Tricky President

Friday, February 10, 2017

President Donald Trump's informal register and hard-to-follow sentence structure can make him especially challenging to translate into other languages. 

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The Future of Education Under Secretary Betsy DeVos

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Critics fear the nomination of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could mean big change for U.S. public education. 

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Boy Scouts Reverse Rules for Transgender Boys

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America have begun accepting transgender boys, reversing a policy that goes back more than 100 years.

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Budget Shortfalls Spell Big Challenges for Oklahoma Schools

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Budget shortfalls in Oklahoma leave public schools in the state to make tough choices, like implementing a four-day school week, canceling classes, and consolidating districts. 

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What's Next for Trump's Cabinet Picks

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Confirmation hearings continue for President-elect Donald Trump's high-profile cabinet picks, including secretary of health and human services and the administrator of the EPA. 

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The Surprising Protections that Could Disappear With Obamacare

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The debate over the ACA’s repeal has largely focused on who could end up losing insurance. But lesser-known provisions that affect millions of Americans are also on the chopping block.

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On MLK Day, Looking Back on Obama's Criminal Justice Legacy

Monday, January 16, 2017

Today, 2.2 million adults are in state or federal prisons. How will history view President Obama’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system?

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California Cities Look for New Ways to Fight Homelessness

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

San Francisco's homeless population has held steady for a decade. Just 90 miles away in Sacramento, there's an ambitious effort underway to address homelessness.

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Critics, Supporters Take a Stand on Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Donald Trump's pick for U.S. attorney general, goes in front of the Judiciary Committee today. It's highly likely that he will be confirmed. 

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Refugee Resettlement Divides Vermont City

Monday, January 09, 2017

The residents of Rutland, a small city in Vermont, are bitterly divided over the town's decision to accept 100 refugees. 

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