Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Voices from Solitary Confinement

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"In [solitary] I have died a thousand internal deaths. I have served a sentence worse than death."

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Is Another Recession Coming?

Friday, February 12, 2016

This week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen moved to assure Congress that the economy is under control. But market indicators don't seem too convinced. 

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A Huge Step Forward for The Self-Driving Car

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that computers now qualify as drivers. 

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First-Time Voters Stir Revolution in Both Parties

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As the New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucus result show, young people are supporting Bernie Sanders in large numbers. But Republicans believe that they can also rally first-time voters.

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The Hunt for Qaddafi's Golden Gun

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Five years after the death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, a BBC correspondent went to Libya to search for the most iconic image of the Libyan Revolution: Qaddafi's golden gun. 

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Protests Force Power Shift in Haiti

Monday, February 08, 2016

Haiti's president stepped down over the weekend after widespread demonstrations. But the office remains unfilled, something that's putting the nation in an uncertain predicament. 

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When You're Married to Each Other — And to Politics

Friday, February 05, 2016

For the final installment of "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we speak with a couple that's done just about every job on the campaign trail.

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Your Skeletons Are Showing: Meet the People Who Find Dirt on Politicians

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Running for political office is a dirty business. And if you’re going to throw your hat in the ring, you better be prepared to grab a shovel and dig.

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Bernie Sanders' Creative Director on Crafting The 'Cool' Campaign

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

As the candidates set their sights on New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders' creative director explains how the campaign is attracting millennial voters.

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Road Warriors: Campaign Trackers

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

For the second part of our series "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we look at "trackers," the people who make sure that everything an opponent says or does is on camera. 

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How to Steal Mitt Romney's Tie

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

As part of our series, "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we have a behind-the-scenes look at the makeup room at the Romney debates.

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Road Warriors: The Advance Team

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Takeaway's newest series explores the world behind political campaigns. We begin with a look at the job of the "advance" team—the people who make electoral events picture perfect. 

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Some Scientists Say it's Time to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Monday, February 01, 2016

As the Zika virus continues to spread, biologists are debating whether the mosquito—one of the most dangerous insects in the world—should be eradicated.

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Films to Catch and Skip This Weekend

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, drops by to review "The Finest Hours," "Son of Saul," and "Kung Fu Panda 3." 

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Challenger Disaster: A Teacher's Legacy Lives On

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Though she lost her life in the Challenger disaster 30 years ago, teacher Christa McAuliffe continues to push young people to reach for the stars.

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Fact and Fiction in The Buildup to Iowa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Less than a week away from the Iowa caucuses, we look at just how important this next week is for the 2016 race. 

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A New Hope for Juveniles Serving Life Without Parole

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

At 17, Erik Jensen was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. His father is hopeful that the latest Supreme Court decision might give his son a chance at a new life.

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Does Freedom Need a Firewall?

Friday, January 22, 2016

A new docu-series narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal examines the stories of everyday people fighting government abuse of power, from Black Lives Matter to state-sponsored malware.

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Dems Use Trump Card in Refugee Vote

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Using campaign politics, Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have tightened screenings of refugees from Syria and Iraq. 

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#OscarsSoWhite: How the Hollywood Machine Plays Racial Politics

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

For the second year in a row, not a single person of color was nominated for an acting Oscar, something that has reignited the conversation about race and the entertainment industry.

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