Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega is the host of The Takeaway. She reports and speaks on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is also an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book "Uppity," and a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.

Tanzina has contributed to CNN, CNNMoney, WNYC Radio, Reuters television, Billboard magazine and The New York Times, where she won an Emmy award for outstanding new approaches in documentary media and various awards from the National Press Photographers Association.

NPR’s Code Switch called called her one of their “Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch” and The Huffington Post listed Tanzina as one of the 40 top Latinos in American media.

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Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

Will the Mueller Report Shift Public Trust in American Institutions?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Following the release of a summary of the Mueller Report, what has the investigation meant for Americans’ trust in our institutions, from the Department of Justice to the media?

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Enforcing Ban on Bump Stocks Will Be Challenging

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The federal regulation set to go into effect Tuesday is based mostly on the honor system. 

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Hunger 9 Strike to Raise Awareness on Gun Violence in Miami

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Although crime has gone down overall in Miami-Dade County, gun violence disproportionately affects black neighborhoods. 

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Judge Halts Drilling on Federal Land Until Climate Change Impact Measured

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Judges are increasingly asking the Trump administration to take stock of climate change before moving forward with new leases on federally-held public land.

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How Does the Mueller Report Affect Democratic Agenda?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Department of Justice exonerated President Trump at a time when House Democrats are ramping up their investigations into the president.

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New Jersey's Recreational Marijuana Bill Goes Up in Smoke...for Now

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lawmakers in New Jersey called off a highly anticipated vote on legalizing recreational marijuana on Monday, anticipating a lack of votes.

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Lawsuits, Subpoenas, Senate Hearing: What Comes Next for Boeing?

Monday, March 25, 2019

More information is coming to light after two Boeing planes crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia, in the time-span of five months.

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The Mueller Report is In; What Does it Mean?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Attorney General William Barr released a letter to Congress detailing the Mueller Report's key findings.

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Bangladesh Plans to Relocate 100,000 Rohingya to Cyclone-Prone Island

Monday, March 25, 2019

To deal with its growing refugee problem, Bangladesh is planning to move 100,000 Rohingya Muslims to a small island that might not be able to safely accommodate them.

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New Threat To Felon Voting In Florida

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Last November, Floridians voted to give the right to vote back to felons who had served their sentences. But new bills threaten to disenfranchise almost half of of them again.

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Recovering From The Midwest Floods

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Last week, an intense winter storm swept the Midwest. The floods that followed were the worst in 50 years. What can farmers do to protect themselves from extreme weather?

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Is Jordan Peele's "Us" the First Marxist Horror Film?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Peele tackles race, class, and psycho-doppelgangers from a parallel universe in his follow-up to "Get Out."

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No Tap or Toilet: Over One Million Americans Lack Access to Running Water

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Most Americans take access to water for granted.

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In Georgia, Voters Block Move to Expand Mass Transit in Gwinnett County

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Turnout was low, and organizers are promising another referendum.

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'Secret' Treatment Centers Holding Special Needs Minors Who Cross Border

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In apparent violation of rules on caring for and holding migrant children with special needs, 'secret' treatment centers were not disclosed, even to the minors’ attorneys.

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Who Wins When Public Schools Have Selective Admissions Policies?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A disproportionately small number of black and Latino students were admitted to New York City’s most elite public high schools. 

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IBM Exported Surveillance Tech that Aided Duterte's Bloody Campaign in the Philippines

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The technology, which can identify a person by skin color, was developed with the NYPD after 9/11.

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Deadly Cyclone Feared to Leave Over One Thousand Dead in Mozambique

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cyclone Idai struck the southeastern coast of Africa, inundating the city of Beira and its surrounding communities.

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Netflix Cancels Cuban-American Family Sitcom "One Day at a Time"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Netflix's decision to cancel "One Day at a Time" has been met with criticism and a renewed discussion of the lack of representation in film and television.

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Some Progress On Native American Voting Rights

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Washington state just passed a first-of-its-kind law that ensures Native Americans aren't disenfranchised simply because they have a non-traditional address. 

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