Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Global Warming's Role in Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A discussion with a climate scientist about Hurricane Harvey on what can and can't be attributed to global warming. 

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Thousands of Rohingyas Flee as Military Violence Worsens

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

In the past week, nearly 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have been on the run from violence, and nearly 20,000 of those are trapped in a no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Pre-K: Preparing for the Most Important Year

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As the benefits of early childhood education become increasingly clear, what kids are learning often does not match up with what's considered best practice. 

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Deadly Monsoons Leave Parts of South Asia Underwater

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

An extreme monsoon season has flooded vast swaths of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, leaving more than 1,200 dead.

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As Consensus Around Pre-K Grows, Access Still Lags

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Across the country, 40 percent of four year olds are enrolled in some form of publicly-funded early education program. But the question of who gets access all depends on where you live.

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Stories From the Storm: How Houston Is Coping Amid Harvey's Wrath

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Across Texas and Louisiana, flood waters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise, and FEMA estimates that as many as 30,000 people may ultimately need shelter after the storm.

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Report: Exxon Actively Worked to Mislead the Public About Climate Change

Friday, August 25, 2017

An academic paper released this week definitively finds that Exxon acknowledged man-made climate change internally, but worked to misinform people publicly. 

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The Art and Politics of the U.S. Capitol Building

Friday, August 25, 2017

Of the 100 statues donated by states in the U.S. Capitol building, there are 12 Confederate statues, and no African-Americans. 

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The Hard Truth About Confederate Monuments

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A historian argues that there are four periods in which Confederate statues were erected, each with their own intent and purpose. 

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The Secret Service is Running Out of Money

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's expensive to protect the president on his frequent trips to Trump properties. Already, 1,000 Secret Service agents have hit the federal caps for yearly salary and overtime. 

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Voyager Probes Still Discovering After 40 Years

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Forty years after their launch, the intrepid Voyager probes are the subject of a new documentary from PBS. 

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Burmese Rohingyas Persecuted in Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Friday, August 18, 2017

In an increasingly democratic Myanmar, growing numbers of Rohingya Muslims are still being forced to flee their country.

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After Tough Talk, NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of President Trump’s main talking points on the campaign trail was the issue of trade, and specifically NAFTA. Beginning today, President Trump has a chance to act on that.

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As Political Tensions Swirl, Music Legends Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Turn to the Blues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two of the most prolific blues artists of the day — Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' — say this music is meant to uplift in a political and cultural climate that often weighs people down.

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The United States: Locked, Loaded, and Ready to Pick a Fight With North Korea?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon’s former top policy official as the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy between 2014-2016, discusses the latest escalation with North Korea.  

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Opioid Crisis Costs Employees and Employers

Thursday, August 10, 2017

As the opioid crisis reaches a critical level, workers are having a hard time passing drug tests, and this trend is having a broader effect on businesses. 

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Economic Inequality Has Created Two Americas

Thursday, August 10, 2017

There are two American economies. And for the one percent — and especially the .001 percent — this is great news.

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A Remorseful Executioner Fights to Abolish the Death Penalty

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw Oregon's only two executions in the last 54 years. Now, he speaks out as an advocate against the death penalty.

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Venezuela Slips Deeper Into Political Chaos

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The situation in Venezuela continues to unravel.

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Vote to Unionize Nissan Plant May Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Friday, August 04, 2017

A vote on whether to unionize the Canton, Mississippi Nissan plant has implications for workers' rights in the 21st century. 

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