Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

'Disaster Capitalism' and the Attempts to Privatize Puerto Rico

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Writer Naomi Klein discusses the latest attempts at privatizing the electric grid in Puerto Rico following the damage from Hurricane Maria.

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The Complicated Relationship Between Country Music and the N.R.A.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The intersection between the NRA and country music points to the complexity of gun culture in America. The Takeaway examines how the NRA has used country music to extend its brand.

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This Supreme Court Case Could End Gerrymandering

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The outcome of this Supreme Court case could alter the political map in every state ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

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Unlearning the Myth of American Exceptionalism

Friday, September 29, 2017

In the wake of the NFL kneeling protests, one journalist argues that it's time to call patriotism by its name: Nationalism.

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How Goldman Sachs Helped Craft Trump's Tax Plan

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Behind the scenes, former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn has been working to pave the way for Trump’s tax plan.

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On the Mainland, Puerto Ricans Search for Peace Amid a Sea of Uncertainty

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

For the 5.5 million Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. mainland, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has meant a lot of unanswered phone calls, and unanswered questions. 

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Dental Care in America: A Hidden Public Health Crisis

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Some 49 million Americans live in places where there are not enough dentists. In those areas, it’s often hard to get an appointment, even if you have private insurance.

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With Clock Ticking, GOP Repeal and Replace Plan Stalls Again

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

There are four days left for Republicans to pass a healthcare bill that would require only 50 votes. And that means a week of chaos on Capitol Hill. 

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Beyond Trump: The Issues You May Have Missed At the U.N. General Assembly

Friday, September 22, 2017

President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly garnered the most attention, but there were a number of important issues on the agenda at this year's assembly. 

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Witnessing the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A firsthand account from a mission to the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are fleeing violence.

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How the Caribbean's Colonial Past Shapes Hurricane Preparedness

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Each Caribbean island has its own unique history with countries like the U.S., the U.K. and France. But when a hurricane hits, responses between islands vary greatly.

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What Drives Gun Violence Outside America's Big Cities

Monday, September 18, 2017

While gun violence continues to decrease in big cities, it is a daily reality in small cities throughout America.

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At 9/11 Tribute in Light, A Rare Opportunity for Bird Researchers

Friday, September 15, 2017

For birders, the 9/11 Tribute in Light is a test tube for how birds are affected by light pollution. 

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California Aims to Become a 'Sanctuary State'

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On Monday, state lawmakers in California reached an agreement on legislation that will make California a so-called “sanctuary state.”

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On Capitol Hill, New Realities in the Healthcare Debate

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While some Republicans push for a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are calling for a Medicare for all system. Could a bipartisan deal be struck?

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In Florida, The Politics of Climate Change Crashes Into Reality

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Florida is extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels, but many lawmakers in the state are reluctant to address climate change. Will growing environmental risks shift political attitudes?

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Florida Braces for Irma's Impact

Friday, September 08, 2017

As Hurricane Irma enters the mainland U.S., Floridians are preparing for one of the biggest hurricanes in years. 

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American Women Dominate U.S. Open

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The U.S. Open tennis tournament is now down to its final four, and this year on the women’s side, you’ll only find Americans among the contenders.

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Japan Prepares for North Korean Conflict

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

As tensions continue to rise between North Korea and the United States, Japan is being put on high alert.

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Behind the Curtain of North Korea

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

To understand the latest from North Korea, we turn to one of the only journalist who has gone undercover in the country. 

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