Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

Congressman Jamie Raskin: Immediate Thoughts on Redacted Mueller Report

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Democrat from Maryland joins us to discuss his immediate thoughts.


Measles Cases Continue to Grow. Here's How We Got Here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Public health, freedom of religion and politics converge in the history of fighting over vaccinations. 


The Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: What it Means for France and the World

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The world watched as the devastating fire engulfed the cathedral on Monday. But the pain of its damage goes well beyond Paris.


More 2020 Democratic Candidates Release Tax Returns

Monday, April 15, 2019

Democratic hopefuls have been scrambling to demonstrate transparency early in the election cycle by releasing their tax returns. President Trump still won't.


The U.S. Label Iran's IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

On Monday, the United States government made an unprecedented move against Iran.


Kirstjen Nielsen is Out as Homeland Security Secretary

Monday, April 08, 2019

Nielsen’s time in that role has been rocky.


Making Arab American Theater

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Muslim and Arab American theater are having a moment. But the communities at the hearts of these shows fear they will only garner attention if they are about that identity.


The Death of the Lyell Glacier

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Yosemite National Park's Lyell Glacier is dying. Writer Dan Duane joined Yosemite geologist Greg Stock in a hike up to the glacier, which is now a fraction of its original size.


Making Reparations Work in America

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

2020 candidates are speaking up about reparations. But this debate goes far beyond being a political talking point.


How Exposure to Gun Violence Can Impact Young People

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Recent suicides have drawn attention to the impacts of witnessing a mass shooting, especially in young people. Exposure to any kind of gun violence can have an impact on mental health. 


Will the Mueller Report Shift Public Trust in American Institutions?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Following the release of a summary of the Mueller Report, what has the investigation meant for Americans’ trust in our institutions, from the Department of Justice to the media?


Judge Halts Drilling on Federal Land Until Climate Change Impact Measured

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Judges are increasingly asking the Trump administration to take stock of climate change before moving forward with new leases on federally-held public land.


Who's Entitled to What Information About the Mueller Investigation?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Robert Mueller must stay silent, says former independent counsel Ken Starr. So who is entitled to what information about the Mueller report, and what's behind the rules surrounding him?


No Tap or Toilet: Over One Million Americans Lack Access to Running Water

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Most Americans take access to water for granted.


Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: Flowers v. Mississippi Heads to SCOTUS

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Curtis Flowers was convicted of murdering four people, and has been tried for that same crime six times. Did the D.A. unlawfully strike more prospective black jurors than white?


How Transportation Can Be a Means for Segregation

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Voters will decide whether to add a train line from Atlanta to Gwinnett county, a suburban area northeast of the city. The referendum raises issues of race and access.


"I Don’t See How Anyone Can Feel Safe Anywhere": Mosque Shootings in New Zealand Shake the World

Monday, March 18, 2019

The victims range between three and 71-years-old, shedding a light at the horrors of the attack in New Zealand.


Racial Disparities Persist in Stillbirth Rates

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

According to new data, the black stillbirth rate in Ohio is twice the white stillbirth rate.


"I Felt the System Was Raping Me All Over Again": Senator McSally Reveals Sexual Assault in the Military

Monday, March 11, 2019

Republican Senator Martha McSally from Arizona shared her story of assault in the military. Reports show things have not changed much since her rape by a superior officer.


Border Crossings Swell as Resources for Migrants Diminish

Thursday, March 07, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new data on migrant crossings at the border, revealing a system overwhelmed by more unauthorized crossings than seen in over a decade.