Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

Can Zimbabwe Have a Peaceful Transition of Power?

Friday, November 17, 2017

South African envoys in Zimbabwe held talks yesterday with detained President Mugabe and his army chief, in an effort to form consensus on the military coup launched earlier this week.


Putin Has No Master Plan

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Author Mikhail Zygar argues that the Russian president and his court of oligarchs are primarily focused on short-term goals, not a long-term foreign policy strategy.


Rohingya Refugees Hold Out Hope for U.S. Intervention

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As Rex Tillerson meets with Aung San Suu Kyi, one Rohingya refugee in Milwaukee hopes that the U.S. will help stop the violent campaign being waged against Myanmar's ethnic minority.


G.O.P. Senate Candidate Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Underage Girls

Friday, November 10, 2017

Four women are accusing Roy Moore, Republican Senate candidate from Alabama, of sexual assault and harassment, according to a report from The Washington Post. 


A Deadly Error

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Pentagon is supposed to report felonies to the federal gun database, but the Air Force has admitted that an oversight lapse made it easier for gunman Devin Kelley to buy his weapons.


Returning to a Place of Worship Marked by Violence

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

After a shooting like the one in Sutherland Springs, how do people of faith move forward? A member of the Oak Creek Sikh Temple, which experienced its own mass shooting, weighs in.


Puerto Rican Veterans Struggle in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

After Puerto Rico's infrastructure was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, Veterans Affairs workers are fighting to get their patients on the island the care they need. 


With Texas Gunman's Rampage, 30 Years of Friendship Lost

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Debbie Bolf lost her best friend in the Texas shooting on Sunday. That woman, Karla Holcombe, was killed along with seven of her family members.


New York Voters May Move to Rewrite the State's Constitution

Monday, November 06, 2017

On Election Day, New Yorkers will go to the polls to decide whether to hold a Constitutional Convention, which hasn’t happened in 50 years.


After Being Confined at Gitmo, Military Orders General's Release

Friday, November 03, 2017

A judge in Guantanamo Bay had sentenced a U.S. Marine general to 21 days in confinement after he stood up for a detainee's rights during a complex terror trial.


100 Years of Conflict Between Israel and Palestine

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Today marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, a statement from the British government which announced support for a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.


On Paul Manafort, Ukraine Says 'I Told You So'

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Many of the charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates involve their connections to Ukraine, where they worked on behalf of Kremlin-aligned interests.


Trump's Fight Against the Opioid Crisis: Is it Enough?

Friday, October 27, 2017

President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in a speech at the White House on Thursday. Here's what that means in a practical sense. 

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The Struggle for Stability in Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria, only 25 percent of the island has power. One priest says the recovery just isn’t moving quick enough for many of the people he helps in his community.

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The Start of a GOP Revolt?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A number of prominent Republicans are beginning to denounce President Donald Trump. But what does this growing chorus of anti-Trump voices really add up to?

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Allegations of Human Rights Abuses Against Gays in Chechnya Continue

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Reports have been circulating that gay men in Chechnya are being detained and beaten by Chechen police. 


Two Weeks Later, Questions Remain Over Niger Attack

Friday, October 20, 2017

Defense Sec. James Mattis says the Pentagon still does not have the details of the attack in Niger that took place two weeks ago and killed four U.S. soldiers, and wounded two others.

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How Trump Could Reshape the Federal Reserve

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The president will meet today with Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as the head of the Federal Reserve.


Want to Fight Rape Culture? Start With Men.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One man argues that domestic violence, harassment, and sexual abuse should be discussed as a "men's issue" rather than as "women's issue."

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A Tragedy of Errors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The corkscrew case of Rogers Lacaze.