Isabel Angell

Takeaway Associate Producer

Isabel is an Associate Producer for The Takeaway.

Besides a brief foray into print, she has made her whole career in public radio, starting with internships at Marketplace and NPR West while at UCLA. She moved back to the Bay Area after graduating with a degree in communication studies and hustled her way into freelancing gigs for KALW and KQED in San Francisco, where she reported on major stories like the new Bay Bridge opening and Black Lives Matter movement in Oakland.

When she's not at work, you can probably find her playing soccer, cooking, or geeking out over her current favorite book/movie/tv show. She absolutely loves Brooklyn but misses California produce terribly.

Isabel Angell appears in the following:

The Winter Olympic Games Are Overwhelming White

Monday, February 19, 2018

In South Korea, Team USA is 92 percent white — and that's actually the most diverse squad ever sent to the Winter Olympics. 

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Woman First, Athlete Second? Competing Against Sexism at The Olympics

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Almost half of the athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympics are women, and they often face sexism from news broadcasters and spectators. 

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The Dark Side of the Olympics

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sports journalist Dave Zirin argues that the Olympic Games bring "debt, displacement, and the militarization of public space." 

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As the NHL Stays Home, U.S. Women's Hockey Team Poised to Take Olympics by Storm

Friday, February 09, 2018

The NHL is sitting out the Olympics this year, and attention is turning to the women’s team. Here's what you need to know. 

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House Passes Sexual Harassment Overhaul

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

In the wake of several high-profile resignations over sexual misconduct allegations, this week, the House passed new measures intended to deter workplace harassment. 


Immigration Restrictions Raise Concerns in the Elder Care Industry

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Restrictions on immigration under the Trump administration are creating concerns about the future of the labor pool for nursing homes, home care agencies, and assisted living facilities.

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New Kansas Governor Hits the Ground Running

Monday, February 05, 2018

Now that Sam Brownback is officially serving as an ambassador for the Trump administration, Republican Jeff Colyer is the new governor of Kansas. Is Colyer up for the task? 


Football Films to Catch or Drop This Super Bowl Weekend

Friday, February 02, 2018

Ahead of this Super Bowl weekend, a look at some of the best (or worst?) football movies ever made.

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All You Need To Know About Today's Lunar Lunacy

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today, space fans are experiencing a cosmic trifecta: A blue moon, a supermoon, and a total lunar eclipse.

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Imagining 'Another Period' of Reality TV

Monday, January 29, 2018

The creators of the Comedy Central show "Another Period" say it's a hilarious cross between "Downton Abbey" and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."


Inside the Illicit Massage Industry

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thousands of illicit massage parlors operate across the country, generating billions of dollars, but prosecuting the suspected sex traffickers who run them can be difficult.

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A Rare Glimpse Behind of the Crown

Friday, January 19, 2018

The BBC spent 22 years negotiating with Buckingham Palace for an interview with Queen Elizabeth II. And they finally got it.


Massive Oil Spill Threatens East China Sea

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

When the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi sunk this weekend off the coast of China, it brought up to one million barrels of highly flammable oil condensate along with it. 


New Gov Brings Liberal Policies and GOP Scrutiny to New Jersey

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

As Phil Murphy steps into the governor's office in New Jersey, Republican governors around the country are watching. 

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Supreme Court Takes on Voter Roll Purging

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tens of millions of people didn’t vote in the last presidential election. Maybe you were one of them. But if you don’t vote for a couple years, should lose your registration status?


Are You There Siri? It's Me, Margaret: A Look at The Rapidly Changing World of AI

Monday, January 01, 2018

How will AI change the way we are as humans, and how might it reshape the future? This special podcast episode explores the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence.

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New Study Shines Light on Suburban Healthcare Gap

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Conversations about gaps in health insurance coverage often focus on urban and rural communities. But a recent study found that 40 percent of uninsured Americans live in the suburbs. 

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Disgraced Former Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, Dead at 86

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cardinal Bernard Law, the archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace following a clergy child sex abuse scandal, died Wednesday in Vatican City.

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No Tackling Allowed in Canadian Football League Practices

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Canadian Football League is tiny compared to the NFL, but they're taking the lead on concussion prevention. 


Healthcare Enrollment Ends Friday. Here's What You Need to Know.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange ends on Friday. People are signing up, but a shorter enrollment period means numbers are down.