Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

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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Holes and Gaps: Where Our Voting Systems Fail

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

What are the gaps in our election systems? We explore everything from technological glitches, to cybersecurity holes, to flaws in policy.

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Does the Violence Against Women Act Actually Prevent Violence?

Monday, October 22, 2018

One attorney says the law's emphasis on criminalization actually makes the problem worse.

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How United States' Elections Work

Monday, October 22, 2018

15 days ahead of the midterm elections, The Takeaway is taking a step back and looking at the infrastructure of the United States' voting system. 

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A Booming Jobs Market: What Does It Mean For All Americans?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A booming labor market means it’s also a great time for employees to ask for more money in their current role, or to find new, better work. But who is left out of this prosperous moment?

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The Dangers of Being a Woman and a Journalist

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Last week Viktoria Marinova, an investigative television journalist in Bulgaria, was brutally murdered. Journalism seems as dangerous as ever for women in Europe. Why?

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Recover, Rebuild: Updating Our Communities for a New Climate Reality

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hurricanes like Michael reveal that our infrastructure, building codes, and preparedness protocols are based on outdated models. We consider a new way forward.

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"They Were Cutting My Hands": Unaccompanied Migrant Children Encounter Problems with Asylum Policy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One teenager's story illustrates the many hurdles young people face trying to secure safety in the U.S.

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New UN Report Predicts Climate Crisis by 2040. Now What?

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A new UN climate report predicts catastrophic damage by climate change by the year 2040. So what do we do now? We talk about technological and political solutions.

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How Trump's Wall Would Devastate One Texas Community Struggling with Poverty

Monday, October 08, 2018

President Trump says the nation has conquered poverty. But communities like Presidio, Texas, are still struggling, and fear Trump's wall would crush its hopes for survival. 

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The Secret Network Helping Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Immigrant women are twice as likely as the general population to experience domestic violence. An underground network of Latinas is protecting those facing abuse. 

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Rethinking Recidivism as a Measure of Our Justice System

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Fear of going back to prison hangs over many people making the transition to life after incarceration. Some experts say, low recidivism is a bad measurement of success.

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Frozen In Time: What Older People Face After Prison

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Older people face a unique set of challenges when they are released after years of incarceration. We hear from a group of men about their transition.

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Why Wetlands Matter in the Fight Against Climate Change

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

A growing number of scientists says that global leaders need to preserve wetlands, which store large amounts of carbon-dioxide, in order to slow the pace of climate change. 

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