Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Mets vs. Cubs: A Public Radio Throwdown

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs are facing off for a spot in the World Series. Something that's driven two reporters from WNYC and WBEZ to exchange some heated emails.


Amid Chaos and Terror, a Desperate Plea to End the Syrian War

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

An estimated 70,000 to 100,000 Syrians are fleeing Aleppo and surrounding villages this week. One Syrian activist makes a heartfelt plea to end the violence.

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Jury Rules Against Gun Store for Selling Firearm Used to Shoot Cops

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A number of cases, most recently in Milwaukee, are claiming that gun sellers must be held liable for damages of guns sold illegally. 

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An Uncertain Future for American Journalist Convicted in Iran

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jason Rezaian, Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post, was found guilty in an espionage trial in Iran over the weekend.

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The Rookies: Stories of Candidates Running Democracy's First Lap

Saturday, October 10, 2015

In a special series, The Takeaway profiles five people who are running for local and state elected office for the first time.


The One True Baseball Town: St. Louis

Thursday, October 08, 2015

With the start of baseball playoffs, we examine why the heart of St. Louis belongs to the Cardinals. 

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Why America's Shipping Laws Are to Blame for El Faro's Sinking

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

American shipbuilding laws explain why El Faro, an outdated 40-year-old ship, was still active, as the search for the 32 remaining missing crew members continue. 

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The Taliban Regains Control of Key Afghan City

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Yesterday, the Taliban reclaimed their first provincial capital in Afghanistan since losing power in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. 

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How Ohio Is Reacting to Boehner's Resignation

Monday, September 28, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation was most felt in small Ohio towns where the speaker has his roots. 

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The World Bank Has a Plan to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, talks with The Takeaway about Pope Francis and their shared goals to eradicate poverty. 

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The Rookie Candidate: Paul Lalley

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the hype of elections, the courts are often overlooked, and often overlooked in Pennsylvania, is the Commonwealth Court. That’s where Paul Lalley hopes to spend his next 10 years.


The Rookie Candidate: Erich Caulfield

Monday, September 21, 2015

Erich Caulfield, a former White House Fellow who's running for elected office for the first time, is vying for a seat in the Louisiana State Senate. But his aspirations go further.

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The Earth's Cry for Help

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bernie Krause invented the field of soundscape ecology to tell the story of a changing planet—a symphony that's being silenced as sounds vanish from the wild.


Venus Vs. Serena: The Ultimate Sibling Rivalry

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Serena Williams is vying for her first ever Grand Slam. But to get there, she had to face her sister Venus, in what was their 27th meeting. We reflect on their complex rivalry here. 

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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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