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

To pitch Oliver a story, you can reach him via e-mail.

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Why Do Politicians in America Have So Much Money?

Friday, May 18, 2018

All this week we’ve been hearing about wealth in America, who’s got it, and who doesn’t. One thing is clear: your elected officials in Congress definitely have it.

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Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Testifies to Congress

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower testified before Congress on Wednesday. Calls for clarity around terms and conditions for internet users are growing louder.

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Poverty Touches Not Just Pocketbooks, but Mental Health

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Living with scarcity can create disparities in health outcomes, which, like wealth, can be passed down to future generations.

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First Primary Races in Pennsylvania With New Districts

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday was the first test of new congressional maps in Pennsylvania, after the State Supreme Court redrew them in January to undo Republican gerrymandering.

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Why the Racial Wealth Gap Persists

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For every dollar in wealth that white families have, black families hold just five to 10 cents.

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Wealth In America: What Is It? And Who's Got It?

Monday, May 14, 2018

Average wealth has increased over the past 50 years, but it has not grown equally for all groups. We explore how wealth is accrued in America.

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Michael Cohen Banks $4 Million in Corporate Payments for 'Insights' and 'Advise'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New payments to Michael Cohen reveal that he has received disbursements from a company tied to a Russian oligarch and from large firms like AT&T and Novartis.

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Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal Dampens Hope for Iran's Imprisoned Americans

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Perhaps no group watched the president’s decision on the Iran deal yesterday more closely than the families of Iranian-Americans currently being detained by the Iranian government.

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President Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump addressed the nation in a televised speech announcing his withdrawal from the nuclear pact with Iran that was brokered by the Obama administration.

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Trump Appointees Reshaping Federal Courts

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

This week, the Senate is expected to confirm six of President Trump’s nominees to regional appeals courts, which are critical in shaping U.S. law. 

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America's Growing Role in the Yemeni Civil War

Monday, May 07, 2018

Despite efforts by the United States to limit its involvement in the war in Yemen, reporting by The New York Times reveals that there are American troops on the ground in Saudi Arabia.

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Atlanta Bus Drivers Fired After Staging "Sickout"

Friday, May 04, 2018

Nearly 400 bus drivers in Atlanta staged a "sickout" last month to protest unsafe working conditions and low wages. At least seven of them were immediately fired. 

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Lost in the United States: From Teenage Migrants to Trafficking Victims

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Last week, it was revealed that the U.S. government lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children in their care in a three-month time span.

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Merger Mania: Corporate Consolidations Promise Lofty Returns, Can They Deliver?

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

While T-Mobile and Sprint announced a plan to merge their organizations, the Justice Department was suing to block another merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

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Migrant Caravan Denigrated by President Trump Arrives in California

Monday, April 30, 2018

About 400 vehicles, part of the highly publicized caravan of Central American migrants, arrived along the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday.

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Korean Leaders Pledge Denuclearization and End to Korean War

Friday, April 27, 2018

For the first time in the country’s existence, a North Korean leader crossed the country’s southern border today to meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

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Scott Pruitt Grilled by Lawmakers Over Ethics Scandals

Friday, April 27, 2018

Scott Pruitt faced a tense interrogation on Capitol Hill, where he was met with inquiries into his actions as E.P.A. administrator and calls for his resignation. 

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Teachers Take to Streets in Colorado and Arizona

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teachers are planning strikes in Colorado and Arizona for better pay and more funding for schools. Will they continue to enjoy widespread public support?

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New Report Documents Physical, Sexual Abuse in I.C.E. Detention Centers

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Two years ago, Alice Speri began to investigate complaints of abuse in U.S. immigration detention centers. What she found reveals a staggering amount of neglect.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Trump Admin's Third Travel Ban

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Oral arguments begin today at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit intended to block President Trump's third version of a "travel ban" extending to mainly Muslim-majority countries.

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