Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Robin Thede is Making Room for More Black Women in Comedy

Friday, April 14, 2023

Comedian Robin Thede joined The Takeaway to discuss the third season of "A Black Lady Sketch Show" and creating space for Black women in comedy. 

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Former Olympian Dominique Dawes on Simone Biles, Mental Health, and More

Friday, April 14, 2023

 Simone Biles decided to not compete in the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health. 

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Holly Robinson Peete, An Advocate for Autism

Friday, April 14, 2023

Actress, author and “gangsta mom of four” Holly Robinson Peete talks about her advocacy work for kids on the autism spectrum and her decision to go public about her son’s diagnosis.

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Human Composting is Legal in New York—Now What?

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The alternative method to burial faces some barriers before New Yorkers can actually choose it — competing interests between businesses in the death industry are complicating matters.

What Makes a Black Man?

Thursday, April 13, 2023

What happens when Black men step outside the societal script for masculinity?

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A New Era For America's Pastime

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Major League Baseball wants to speed up baseball's pace of play, and minor leaguers just formed an historic union. So what's in store for the future of America's pastime?

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Meet the Librarians of TikTok

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Public librarians are on a mission to engage communities and democratize access to information — where does TikTok fit in?

Ryans Only at the Ryan Meetup (and Definitely No Bryans)

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Takeaway Producer Ryan Andrew Wilde recently saw a flier that said "Is your name Ryan? Wanna meet other Ryans? Join the Ryan Meetup!" So with a mic and plenty of questions, he attended.

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Are "Thoughts and Prayers" Enough?

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Dean Yolanda Pierce reflected on the contributions and challenges of public faith discourse.

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Truth Telling with The Big Fib Podcast

Monday, April 10, 2023

The Big Fib Podcast's Deborah Goldstein tells us what it takes to be the biggest fibber.

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A Conversation with Erick Cedeño, the Bicycle Nomad

Monday, April 10, 2023

We catch up with a bikepacker who’s cycling through Black American history.

Idaho Restricts Interstate Travel for Abortions

Monday, April 10, 2023

Idaho is the first state to pass an anti-abortion interstate travel law as the political landscape on abortion continues to evolve.

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Recess Therapy on The Takeaway

Friday, April 07, 2023

The Takeaway talks with the creator and host of the popular digital series "Recess Therapy," Julian Shapiro-Barnum and we hear from some Takeaway Caller Kids.

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Long Covid Three Years Later

Thursday, April 06, 2023

COVID's still here, and 11% of all US adults report struggling with the symptoms of Long Covid

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Crocs Are Having A Renaissance

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Sales for the holey, slip-on clogs soared during the pandemic. So why haven't they slowed down?

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Undermining the ADA

Thursday, April 06, 2023

The Americans with Disabilities Act is facing a critical juncture in our legislatures and in our courts.

The "Mercy Workers" Who Fight the Death Sentence

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Is there a place in our criminal punishment system for mercy?

Level Up: Accessibility in Gaming

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

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Russia Arrested American Journalist Evan Gershkovich

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

The 31-year-old journalist from the Wall Street Journal was arrested last week and charged with espionage. We hear from his friend, and an expert on hostage diplomacy.

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State Sponsored Hate: Uganda's Antigay Laws

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

On March 22, Uganda's parliament passed sweeping legislation to ban openly identifying as LGBTQ+

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