Isabel Angell

Takeaway Producer

Isabel Angell appears in the following:

With Party Platform, The GOP Shifts Further to The Right

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This year's Republican Party platform goes further to the right on issues like gay rights, and calls pornography a "public menace."

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How Pokémon GO Became a Gaming Phenomenon

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

All around the country, people are trying to catch 'em all with Pokémon GO. What makes this mobile app so popular? 

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The Hague Rules Against Beijing in South China Sea Case

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Before the ruling was issued, China said it would not recognize any decision from the international tribunal. 

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Investigation Reveals Dark Side of Private Prisoner Transport

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

As the prison population continues to grow, states have turned to private companies to transport prisoners long distances. But the results can be deadly. 

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Carl Zimmer's 'Game of Genomes'

Monday, July 11, 2016

This is the story of one man's quest to learn literally everything about his body that science can tell him. 

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Understanding the Ballot Initiative, Our Most Direct Democracy

Thursday, July 07, 2016

This November, voters across the country will decide on ballot measures on everything from legalizing marijuana to repealing the death penalty. 

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The Push for 911 Texting

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A text to 911 could be life-saving in certain circumstances. It also has its downsides.


A Massive Crisis of Governance in Illinois

Thursday, June 30, 2016

If the Prairie State does not pass a state budget for education, public schools in Chicago might not open in the fall. 


Tackling the 'Health Gap' in America

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How bad is your state's health gap? New data lets you look beyond the averages and health statistics.


A Plea to Help the Displaced on World Refugee Day

Monday, June 20, 2016

On World Refugee Day, The Takeaway looks at how the global community is responding to the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

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For Some Parents, Summer's No Vacation

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Whether it's camp, a sitter, or daycare, many working parents struggle to find a place for their children over the summer.

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Free Memberships Broaden Appeal of IDNYC

Thursday, June 16, 2016

With free, one-year memberships at cultural institutions around the city to entice residents to get a municipal ID, who's signing up?

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Hillary Clinton's Long Journey

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major party. We look at her journey from First Lady of Arkansas to the Democratic nominee for president.

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Disappointed, Not Surprised: Stanford and American Rape Culture

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

After being found guilty of raping an unconscious woman, a judge sentenced a former Stanford student to six months in jail and probation. Some advocates are angry, but not surprised.

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Mega Soccer Tournament Copa America Comes to the U.S.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Some are asking why the U.S. is even hosting this tournament in the first place. (Hint: It's all about the Benjamins.)


Zika Threat: Scientists, Doctors Call For Olympics to Be Postponed or Moved

Thursday, June 02, 2016

A group of 150 scientists have penned a letter to the World Health Organization. They're calling for the 2016 Games to be postponed and/or moved to in the name of public health.

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Lessons from the Ground in Ramadi

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One of the key turning points in the Iraq War, the Battle for Ramadi against Al Qaeda in 2006, could provide valuable lessons in the war against ISIS today.


The Toxic History of The Love Canal

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A look back at the man-man environmental disaster that led to the creation of Superfund sites.

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Using Sleep Science to Win The Stanley Cup

Monday, May 23, 2016

In the high-stakes world of championship playoffs, teams like the San Jose Sharks are looking for an edge anywhere — even in the bedroom.


EgyptAir Disaster Raises The Stakes for The Middle East

Friday, May 20, 2016

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean on Thursday. If terrorism is to blame, this crash may complicate things not just for Egypt, but for Iraq, Syria, and beyond.