Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Erdogan Secures Victory in Turkish Election

Monday, November 02, 2015

Turkish citizens headed to the polls on Sunday, hoping to provide some clarity after a tumultuous year.  

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The Future of the Global Internet Hangs in The Balance

Friday, October 30, 2015

According to Freedom House's annual Internet Freedom Report, digital civil liberties have been curtailed across the globe for the fifth year in a row.

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Has ISIS Invaded Turkey?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

After the Ankara bombing earlier in the month, and a shootout this week between Turkish police forces and ISIS suspects, we examine the extent of ISIS presence in Turkey. 

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Republicans Choose Their Speaker

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

House Republicans begin the process of electing their new speaker today, and it's set to be Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Hear how he would change the role itself.

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Pennsylvania Public Schools in Crisis

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Due to a budget impasse in the state capital, a number of Pennsylvania public schools might be forced to close in just a matter of days.

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Sex, Drugs and Gore: The Evolution of Pop Culture Censorship

Monday, October 26, 2015

When Tipper Gore and Susan Baker pushed for parental advisory labels in the 80s, they sparked serious controversy over censorship. In the Internet age, the labels are nearly ineffectual.

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An End to Mass Incarceration

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A group of 130 police leaders will meet with President Obama today to discuss their plans to end the systems of mass incarceration in their respective districts. 

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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.