Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

What to Expect from the New James Bond Book

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A new James Bond book will be released this week. The author, Anthony Horowitz, is the first to be working with unpublished material from Ian Fleming—the man behind the Bond series.


States Struggle with Redistricting

Friday, September 04, 2015

The Supreme Court is set to hear three cases on redistricting in 2015-2016, indicative of a larger national problem that could affect election outcomes. 


Searching for The Next Tennis Superstar

Monday, August 31, 2015

With the start of the U.S. Open today, a new generation of tennis players are trying to make their mark as the generation of Serena Williams and Roger Federer fades.


Food Fight: How Chinese Spying Threatens U.S. Agriculture

Friday, August 28, 2015

After Chinese agriculture officials were caught spying, some FBI bureaus have made agriculture technology the number two most important security issue, second only to terrorism.

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Florida Lawmakers Play Politics With Voting Districts

Friday, August 28, 2015

Florida’s high court ruled that the legislature needs to redraw the state’s Congressional districts because they favored Republicans to heavily. But no resolution has been reached.


The Virginia TV Shooting: Listeners React

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some, the shooting hits close to home. For many, this event signals a need for gun control. Some of you admit that none of this is shocking to you. And many are feeling hopeless.

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Trash, Technology and Stray Bullets in Our National Parks

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Many Americans like to think of the national parks as sanctuaries, but the United States Forest Service says 8,500 shooting incidents have taken place across the country since 2010.

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Vacation-Shaming? But We Do Some of Our Best Work on Vacation

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New research suggests that 56 percent of Americans haven't taken any vacation at all in the last 12 months. But could the pressure to keep working actually hurt our performance?

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The World War II Surrender That Almost Didn't Happen

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not end World War II. Rather, internal politics and an attempted coup eventually led to the unprecedented radio surrender that almost didn't happen. 


The American Millionaire Rescuing Migrants at Sea

Monday, August 10, 2015

Christopher Catrambone, a businessman from Lake Charles, Louisiana, who has set up an offshore aid station for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. 

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New Rule Aims to Shine Light on CEO Salaries

Friday, August 07, 2015

An SEC rule passed this week forces companies to publicly share the ratio of the chief executive's pay to that of the average employee. 

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50 Years Later, Voting Rights Act Faces Challenges

Thursday, August 06, 2015

On August 6th, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. But the law continues to face a number of challenges.


The Last Land Dispute Between the U.S. and Canada

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Off the coast of Maine, or off the coast of Nova Scotia? That's the question surrounding Machias Seal Island, where American and Canadian lobstermen fight for sovereignty. 

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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Reported Dead

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Omar became the Supreme Leader of the Taliban movement in 1996, and was overthrown by U.S. led forces in 2001. He has since had a $10 million bounty on his head.


The X Ambassadors: From The Basement to The Billboard Charts

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We speak to the band the X Ambassadors about their new album, "VHS," and how their mostly shared childhood shaped their musical paths.  

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Turkey's Changing Role in the Fight Against ISIS

Monday, July 27, 2015

On the eve of a special NATO meeting at Turkey's request, we examine the country's recent actions—and complicated relationships—in the region. 

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Recording the Sounds of the South

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Folklorist Bill Ferris has spent much of his life patching together a auditory quilt of stories, voices, and sounds that tell a narrative of the south.  


Defending The $3 Billion Bail Business

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In the final installment of our series about bail, "Presumption of Innocence for Sale," we wondered, with so many people dissatisfied with the bail system right now, who supports it?


Why D.C. Has Done Away With Bail

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our nation's capital effectively eliminated monetary bail in the 1990s and is held up as a model of what a better pretrial system could look like.

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The Story of Kenny Fomby, J.R.

Monday, July 20, 2015

We begin our series on the U.S. bail system with the story of Kenny Fomby, J.R., who, at the age of 19, was held in jail for over six months on charges that were later dropped. 

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