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:

Officer-Involved Deaths: How Much Does the Public Actually Learn?

Monday, May 20, 2019

Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland: new information has come to light in these cases. What have we learned?

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'Trial by Fire' Examines Whether Texas Executed an Innocent Man

Monday, May 20, 2019

“Trial by Fire,” a new movie starring Laura Dern, tells the true story of a man executed by the state of Texas for a crime that evidence suggests he did not commit.

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New York City Considers Ban on Fur

Monday, May 20, 2019

Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson is urging his colleagues to support a proposed ban on the sale of fur in New York City, setting off the latest chapter in a long debate.

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5th Death of a Migrant Child Since December Occurs as Border Apprehensions Continue to Rise

Monday, May 20, 2019

Since December, five migrant children have died after being detained by U.S. immigration agencies. 

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Disney Is Extending Its Reach to Infinity and Beyond

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Disney announced Tuesday that they will be taking Comcast's stake in Hulu, adding another property to what is quickly becoming the most powerful entertainment company in history.

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San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition in a Move to Democratize Surveillance Technology

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The federal government can still use facial recognition technology in the jurisdiction.

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Creating an Advice Show By and For People of Color

Thursday, May 16, 2019

KQED's podcast "Truth Be Told" is an advice show designed to give people of color a space to talk among themselves that’s not framed through whiteness.

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'The Unsung Heroes:' Military Kids Resilient, but Face Extra Challenges

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Common realities of being in a military family, like having a parent deployed or moving around a lot, can be stressors for children. 

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School Segregation is Getting Worse 65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The number of intensely segregated minority schools has tripled since 1988 with New York and California having some of the highest rates of school segregation. 

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WhatsApp Hack Exposes Vulnerabilities of Encrypted Messaging Apps

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The hack affected 1.5 billion WhatsApp users.

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LGBTQ Representation is Becoming More Prominent in Children's Entertainment

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A recent episode of Arthur, where Arthur's teacher gets married to his partner Patrick, is emblematic of the rise of LGBTQ representation in children's entertainment.

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Attack at a Church in Burkina Faso is the Latest in a Surge of Terrorism in the Country

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This past Sunday, a terrorist attack at a Catholic church left six dead. This is just the latest in a surge of attacks over the last few years.

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Where Do U.S.-Russia Relations Stand Following Pompeo's Meeting with Putin?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to Russia on Tuesday to meet with Vladimir Putin. The leaders discussed several issues on which the two countries remain sharply opposed.

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"Freedom Never Smelled So Good:" How an American Woman Is Helping Honduran Women Achieve Justice

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Gracie Murphree has been running a refugee center in Honduras for women and children escaping violence.

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Rachel Dratch Talks "Wine Country," Female Friendship...and Fortune Tellers

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

We sit down with 'SNL' alum Rachel Dratch to talk about her life in comedy, her new film, and the longtime female friendships that have sustained her.

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Hospitals in Rural America are Closing, with Devastating Consequences

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Patients are having to travel long distances to access the care they need.

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A Rhode Island School District's "Lunch Shaming" Policy Renews Conversation Over School Lunch Debt

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Students in Warwick, RI who owed money for past school lunches were only going to get cold sandwiches. A national backlash over "lunch shaming" caused the district to scrap its plan.

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China Strikes Back: Trade War Escalation Spooks Global Markets

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

China announced retaliatory tariffs on Monday, promising to "never surrender" in the trade war with the United States.

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Asylum Seekers May Face More Danger in Mexico as Border Patrol Begins Screenings

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Remain in Mexico policy change is also placing migrants in danger.

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Advocates, Lawmakers Push to Stop Violence Against Native Women

Monday, May 13, 2019

Native women face high rates of violence and murder and go missing more often than other groups of women. 

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