Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

After Tough Talk, NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of President Trump’s main talking points on the campaign trail was the issue of trade, and specifically NAFTA. Beginning today, President Trump has a chance to act on that.

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Venezuela Crisis Complicates Pence's Latin American Tour

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence's diplomatic trip to Latin America was supposed to focus on trade, but it's become more about the crisis in Venezuela. 


Even With U.S. Support, Is There Any Hope for Peace in Syria?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Trump Administration has stepped up U.S. support for Syrian forces that are trying to drive out ISIS from the city of Raqqa, but a solution to the conflict still seems out of reach.


Kenya Prays for a Peaceful Vote

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

There are significant concerns about whether Kenya will be able to hold safe and credible elections after a senior election official was recently found dead.


Words as Weapons: Legal Questions Arise in Texting Suicide Case

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of manslaughter after she told her boyfriend to commit suicide over text, will be sentenced today. The case could have broad legal implications.

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After Visa Controversy, Afghan Girls Will Attend Robotics Competition in U.S.

Friday, July 14, 2017

An all-female team of student inventors from Afghanistan finally has permission from the U.S. to travel to a forthcoming international robotics competition in Washington, D.C.

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Massachusetts AG: Why I'm Suing Betsy DeVos

Thursday, July 13, 2017

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delayed regulations against for-profit colleges, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 18 other Democratic attorneys general are suing.

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Trump and Putin Meet at G20

Friday, July 07, 2017

One of the most highly anticipated meetings at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, will take place on the sidelines, between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Experts Warn Trump Administration on Severity of Russian Interference

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

A former U.S. ambassador to NATO calls President Trump’s refusal to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election "a dereliction of the basic duty to defend our country.”  

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Getting the World Focused on Famine Relief

Monday, July 03, 2017

Donations have been slow in coming to help the more than 20 million people facing what has been called the “largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations.”

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Isaac Newton: Physicist and Radical Heretic

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We know him for his theories on the laws of gravity and motion, but a new book examines the deeply religious views of Isaac Newton.

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A New Line of Succession, A New Saudi Arabia?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

There's a new succession line in Saudi Arabia: King Salman has made his 31-year-old son first in line to succeed him, a spot previously held by the king's nephew.


Mayor Marty Walsh Looks to Lead Boston's Racial Reckoning

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boston is trying to confront a troubled reputation and history with race that dates back more than four decades, but will it work? Mayor Marty Walsh weighs in here. 

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Britain Votes in General Election

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Voters are headed to the polls today in Britain for a snap general election called by Prime Minister Theresa May. 

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Comey Testimony: Former Colleague Explains What You Should Watch For

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Here's what you need to know. 

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Immigration Debate Triggers Scuffle in Texas Legislature

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Yesterday, more than a thousand immigrants rights supporters descended on the Texas capitol. Tensions between lawmakers on either side of the issue escalated to threats of violence.


National Sacrifice and a Pledge Not to Forget

Monday, May 29, 2017

In this special Memorial Day episode, The Takeaway hosts conversations about the sacrifices made in war zones, and the challenges facing veterans at home.

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Haitians Cry Out as Immigration Protections Erased

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An Obama-era program that granted Haitians Temporary Protected Status in the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake will come to an end in January, the Trump Administration announced Monday.


Trump Turmoil: Senator McCain Waits For Another Shoe to Drop

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Trump-Russia probe is "similar to Watergate and Iran-contra in that there seems to be a new shoe that drops every day or two," Senator John McCain tells The Takeaway. 

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Senator Durbin Pushes to Reform H-1B Visa Program

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

President Trump thrust the H-1B visa program back into the spotlight recently. What are the problems with the program, and are they likely to get fixed anytime soon?