Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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Medical Breakthrough Prompts Reflection for People Living with HIV

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

For only the second time since the AIDS epidemic began, a patient is in long-term remission from HIV. The Takeaway hears from two HIV-positive people for their perspective on the news.

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World Wildlife Fund Accused of Supporting Guards Who Torture and Murder

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

According to a new investigation, the World Wildlife Fund is funding guards in Africa and Asia who have committed gross human rights abuses, including torture and murder.

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Voices from Alabama: Working Through the Aftermath of a Deadly Storm

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

23 are confirmed dead after tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday. The Takeaway hears from local leaders on how the community is working together in the aftermath of the storm.

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Deadly Tornadoes Sweep Through Alabama

Monday, March 04, 2019

At least 23 people have been killed by tornadoes that tore through Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise.

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Oscar-Winning Documentary Tackles Global Stigma Surrounding Menstruation

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Oscar-winning documentary, "Period. End of Sentence," tells the story of what happened when a group of teens raised money to send a pad maker to a small village outside New Delhi.

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Oakland Teachers Strike Amid Longstanding Troubles in California Education System

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Despite recent efforts to redesign school funding in the state of California, strikes over the past year suggest that there’s a lot more work that needs to be done.

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Chicago Police Charge 'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett with Staging Assault

Thursday, February 21, 2019

On Wednesday, Jussie Smollett, the openly gay black actor known for his role in the TV series “Empire,” was charged with staging his own assault.

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Venezuela is Getting Ready for a Showdown Between Maduro and US-Backed Guaido

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd makes a month since Guaido declared himself interim president and the opposition said it must bring aid into the country.

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Fewer Americans Have the Option to Learn a Foreign Language in School

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fewer Americans are learning a foreign language in school. That could have major implication for our communities and the country.

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After Kaepernick's Collusion Settlement, What's Next for NFL Player Activism?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Last week, Colin Kaepernick settled a grievance with the NFL in which he alleged that NFL owners colluded to bar him from the league. Exact details of the settlement remain confidential.

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Uncertainty in Haiti Following Violent Protests Over Corruption

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Violent protests in Haiti have revealed the depth of discontent in the nation over corruption and economic conditions.

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