Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

What the Mueller Indictments Reveal About Money Laundering

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The indictments against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates reveal a web of international transfers and offshore bank accounts to facilitate the flow of over $75 million dollars.

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How a Rapper's Radio Interview Revealed a Saudi Soft Power Campaign

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Is a foreign government funding that interview you’re reading or the podcast you’re listening to?

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Lee Ann Womack Returns to Her Traditional Country Roots

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lee Ann Womack made her debut in the late 90s with commercial hits like “I Hope You Dance.” But the Texas-native never felt completely comfortable being cast as a crossover artist.

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Who is George Papadopoulos?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A look at the man who could break the Russia investigation wide open. 

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ICE's Hotline Sows Seeds of Suspicion

Monday, October 30, 2017

ICE set up a hotline to "support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens," but call logs tell a different story about the program.

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U.S. Role in Indonesian Mass Killings Revealed

Monday, October 30, 2017

For the first time, documents publicly reveal exactly what the U.S. knew and the extent that the American government was complicit in mass killings in Indonesia. 

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The Myths and Realities of White Racism

Friday, October 27, 2017

A recent poll found that a majority of white Americans believe that white people are discriminated against. One scholar argues that their feelings shouldn't be dismissed. 

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The Struggle for Stability in Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria, only 25 percent of the island has power. One priest says the recovery just isn’t moving quick enough for many of the people he helps in his community.

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The Start of a GOP Revolt?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A number of prominent Republicans are beginning to denounce President Donald Trump. But what does this growing chorus of anti-Trump voices really add up to?

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In Texas, FEMA Response Continues to Lag

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A brutal hurricane season across the Gulf and in Puerto Rico means FEMA is operating at max capacity, leaving many families waiting weeks for assessments and funds from the agency. 

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Trump Administration Aims to Stop Teen Immigrant's Abortion

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lawyers for the Trump Administration are attempting to block a pregnant 17 year old immigrant in federal custody from having an abortion.

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Seattle Warns Cities as Amazon Looks For a Second Home

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.

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Liberating Raqqa Comes With a Heavy Price

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have retaken Raqqa. But much of the city has been destroyed, over 1,000 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes, and 270,000 residents have been displaced.

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How the Myths of the Free Market Fail Black Communities

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new book examines the "Bank Black" movement, and the failure of the free market to address the racial wealth gap. 

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Kirkuk and The Fight for the Future of Iraq

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A look at the fight for Kirkuk between Kurdish and Iraqi forces with the woman who oversaw the region for the U.S. government.

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The Curious Case of the $629 Band-Aid

Monday, October 16, 2017

If you want to understand the American healthcare system, look no further than Malcom Bird. He was charged $629 after his daughter cut her finger, and left the ER with a Band-Aid.

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After the Earthquakes: Rebuilding and Uniting in Mexico

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Author Valeria Luiselli recently returned from Mexico after it was hit with devastating earthquakes. While destructive, she says earthquakes can be a unifying catalyst for change.

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How Oklahoma Came to Lead the Nation in Female Incarceration

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In Oklahoma, 151 out of every 100,000 women are in prison — more than any other state in the nation and twice the national average.

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One By One, the Trump Administration Nixes Environmental Rules

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On Tuesday, Scott Pruitt signed a proposal to roll back the Clean Power Plan — one of 52 regulations that the Trump administration has sought to undo. 

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, October 06, 2017

A look at the eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel "Blade Runner 2049," and the drama "The Mountain Between Us," starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

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