Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Night of Firsts: Women and Underrepresented Groups Make History

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Native American women and Muslim women are among the groups to be represented in Congress for the first time.

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Remembering Marie Colvin, as a New Film Brings Her Story to the Big Screen

Monday, November 05, 2018

War correspondent Marie Colvin braved war zones to show the world the human toll of conflict. We remember her legacy and hear about a new film bringing her story back to life. 

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Using Día de los Muertos to Help African Americans Heal

Thursday, November 01, 2018

One culture writer and filmmaker says the Mexican holiday could bring peace and hope to other communities.

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Photographing the Starving Children of Yemen's War

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks is behind the devastating new photos of starving children in war-torn Yemen. He shares his experience documenting their brutal reality.

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Montana Decides Whether to Keep Taxing to Fund Public Colleges

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Decreasing support for higher education in Montana could mean the first "no" vote for using property taxes to support public colleges. 

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Half of Yemen's Population Now at Risk of Famine

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

As the humanitarian disaster in Yemen worsens, is the world finally paying attention?

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Big Tech Ideas? To Fix Our Voting System, Experts Say We Don't Need Them

Thursday, October 25, 2018

We asked the experts: what will improve our voting infrastructure in the future? And is technology at the heart of it? They said: it's time to get back to basics.

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