Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus is an associate producer for The Takeaway. 

He comes to The Takeaway by way of Missouri, where he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, not to be confused with his hometown of Washington, D.C. He began at the show as an intern in 2015, and his transition to full-time marked the end of a multi-year career of college internships in journalism, politics, and international affairs. At The Takeaway, Oliver produces stories and series on everything from Southern sounds, to the U.S. bail system, to smart cities

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Cape Town is Running Out of Water

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Residents of the South African city could be forced to line up for water rations in just a few months. 

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DACA Hangs in the Balance as Government Shutdown Looms

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This Friday is the deadline to fund the government, and the futures of 800,000 young immigrants are wrapped up in that legislative fight.

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At ICE Facilities, Solitary Confinement and Forced Labor

Monday, January 15, 2018

Some detainees taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say they have been threatened with solitary confinement for refusing to work in for-profit ICE facilities.

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The Worst New Products at CES

Friday, January 12, 2018

The mega tech trade show CES wraps up in Las Vegas on Friday. Instead of the flashiest and coolest, we look at the most ridiculous and unnecessary products of CES 2018. 

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114 Days After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Waits for Relief

Thursday, January 11, 2018

As the island pushes for statehood, about half of Puerto Rico is still without power, and the police department is in turmoil.

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America: The Most Dangerous Wealthy Nation for Kids in The World

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A study out this week finds that, when looking at other wealthy, democratic countries, a child born in the U.S. has a 70 percent greater chance of dying before adulthood. 

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Systemic Issues Revealed as Baltimore Schools Go Without Heat

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

About 60 Baltimore schools have had heating issues this winter, forcing a number of schools to close last week. It’s an issue that has plagued the school system for years.

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A Quest for Whales in an Unlikely Place

Monday, January 08, 2018

For the first time in a century, humpback whales have returned to the waters of New York City. 

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States Vow to Fight Back as Sessions Clamps Down on Marijuana

Friday, January 05, 2018

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reversal of an Obama-era directive that paved the way for marijuana legalization in states.

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Is The 'Bomb Cyclone' Caused by Climate Change?

Thursday, January 04, 2018

With the field of extreme attribution, scientists finally have an answer to the question: "Is this caused by climate change?" 

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Free Speech Concerns Swirl as Germans Fight Online Hate

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

In Germany, a new law says big social media companies must swiftly take down posts containing hate speech or face huge fines.

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Rising Waters Make Superfund Sites More Dangerous

Friday, December 29, 2017

An Associated Press investigation has found that two million Americans live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites that are at risk of flooding or sea-level rise. 

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Bribery Scandals Upend Peruvian Politics

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A bribery scandal throughout Latin America could bring down the current Peruvian president. 

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Government Case Against Trump Protesters Could Set New Precedent

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A case involving almost 200 people who participated in protests during President Trump's inauguration could have major implications on future protests and free speech. 

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Navajo Nation Takes on Wells Fargo

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit last week alleging that Wells Fargo specifically targeted the tribe’s citizens to open unnecessary bank accounts in their names.

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The Side Effects of Bitcoin

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bitcoin reached another all-time high on Friday. The cryptocurrency has risen more than 1,700 percent since the start of the year, raising concerns about a bubble. 

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Despite Death Threats, Mexican Journalist on Verge of Deportation

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008 after receiving death threats in Mexico. But he is now on the verge of being deported.

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What The End of Net Neutrality Would Really Look Like

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to roll back net neutrality regulations today. Here's what that could practically mean for your everyday life. 

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FCC Commissioner: Internet Access Shouldn't Be a Partisan Issue

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be voting on the future of net neutrality this week. She discusses what's at stake, and how it will impact the lives of all Americans.

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A Divided GOP is Working to Woo Diverse Voters

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A conversation with Republican Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee, the chair of the Republican Governors Association.

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