Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

China Leads the World in Carbon Emissions; Can It Be Part of the Global Solution?

Monday, December 10, 2018

New research shows the rate of global carbon dioxide emissions is accelerating, and China is responsible for more emissions than anywhere else. So what is the country doing about it?


Sacramento Reduces Black Infant Deaths Through Education

Thursday, December 06, 2018

After decades of black babies dying at twice the rate of other racial groups in Sacramento, a new report finds a 45 percent decrease in black infant deaths between 2013 and 2016.


How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Presidential funerals — and the eulogies delivered at them — have made for memorable moments in the nation’s history, and have been used to call for unity in divisive times.


Remembering George H.W. Bush

Monday, December 03, 2018

George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. A look at his complicated legacy.


Controversial Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr's Record on Voting Rights

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thomas Farr, one of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees, is a step closer to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.


Art in Orbit? Astronomers Say: No Way

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A huge inflatable sculpture is headed for orbit. But does art belong in space? Astronomers say no. We hear why.


Alabama Police Kill 21-Year-Old Black Man E.J. Bradford

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoover, Alabama police said they killed an active shooter. But they got it very wrong. Now a community is demanding justice.


More Wildfire, Less Insurance: Many Californians Struggle for Coverage

Monday, November 26, 2018

As deadly wildfires become more frequent and more deadly, some insurers have been pulling out of high-risk areas or dropping policyholders. 


Family, Friendship and Politics Collide on Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2018

Amy Walter explores the ways in which relationships have been strained by political discord.


The History of Thanksgiving Food, from the First Venison to Your Modern Day Table

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Why do we eat what we eat on this day? Food historian and writer Sandy Oliver takes us back to the beginning, and we hear from you about what makes your Thanksgiving table unique. 


For Some Native Americans, Rethinking an American Holiday

Thursday, November 22, 2018

One chef is reclaiming Thanksgiving for Native Americans like himself, with a focus on Native foods.


What Emergency Responders Face on the US-Mexico Border

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

One anthropologist and emergency responder talk about working on the border, and what it revealed about the people crossing, and then those tasked with coming to their aid.


The Camp Fire Creates a Humanitarian Crisis

Monday, November 19, 2018

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Northern California, where more than 10,000 families have lost their homes.


"We Had to Drive Through a Wall of Flames": Escaping the Camp Fire

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Four survivors of the devastating Camp Fire tell us their stories of escape and trying to forge ahead.


Doctors On Gun Violence: "This Is Our Lane"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The NRA told doctors to "stay in their lane," and not take on the issue of gun violence. Doctors said: no way.


Counts and Recounts: Contested Races and How We Decide Them

Monday, November 12, 2018

An update on the tightest midterm races that still don't have an official winner, and a look at the rules that govern our process of counting and recounting votes in the U.S.


With Democrats in the House, Will a Divided Government Be Able to Govern?

Friday, November 09, 2018

While Democrats will no longer be locked out of power completely, it's unclear what they'll be able to accomplish with Republicans still in control of the White House and Senate.


A Post-Midterm Look at the Nation's Judicial Landscape

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The midterms are changing the face of America's courts, from the local level all the way up.


A New DOJ, Sans Sessions

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Sessions is out. We explore the decision and what it could mean for the Mueller investigation and the future of the Trump Administration.


1.5 Million Ex-Felons in Florida Regain Voting Rights

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Over million people in Florida regained the right to vote, the largest single enfranchisement since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.