Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

Unpacking the Reporter-Source Relationship

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NPR’s Nina Totenberg paid tribute to her longtime friend.  

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Protests Erupt Around the Country After Grand Jury Announcement on Breonna Taylor Case

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Protests erupted around the country last night in reaction to the long-awaited decision in the case of the killing of Breonna Taylor.

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Examining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy on Racial Justice

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

While much Justice Ginsburg’s legal work indicated clear understandings of racial discrimination, some critics have called out her more personal shortcomings when it came to race.

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Justice Delayed: Court System Backlogs Leave Foster Families in the Lurch

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Although virtual hearings were often substituted, family courts are administered at the local level, meaning responses to the pandemic were inconsistent.

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The FinCEN Files: How Banks Move Trillions of Dollars for Organized Crime and Shady Characters

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A new investigation from Buzzfeed News and ICIJ reveal the vast network of dark money.

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How Senate Races Are Being Impacted By RGB's Death

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and her now-vacant seat are ratcheting up the pressure in some key Senate races this November.

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How Continual Crises in Puerto Rico Have Affected the Island's Mental Health

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Hurricane Maria, earthquakes, political instability, femicide: all of these have a significant impact on people's mental health.

Pandemic Represents Latest Blow to Puerto Rico's Education System

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The pandemic has been a major setback for students and teachers in Puerto Rico, particularly given how limited internet access is across the island.

Notorious RBG: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Cultural Icon

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg achieved a kind of rock-star status, especially with young people later in life.

The Power of Teachers Unions in the U.S.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

With COVID-19 still widespread in many parts of the country, teachers—and the unions that represent them—are voicing their concerns about school reopening plans.

Justice Delayed: Dysfunction in Immigration Courts System Leads to Growing Case Backlog During the Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Prior to the pandemic, immigration courts were completing roughly 40,000 cases a month, in recent months the total has slowed to just around 6,000 per month.

The Mental Health Effects of Living Through Disasters

Monday, September 21, 2020

In Houston, 50 percent of residents have dealt with emotional distress since Hurricane Harvey.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Her Life and Legacy, and the Path Ahead

Monday, September 21, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87. She was the second woman ever appointed to the high court and a fierce proponent of equal rights for women.

Media Lessons from the 2016 Election: Have We Improved for 2020?

Monday, September 21, 2020

Margaret Sullivan breaks down the problems media faced in 2016, and whether we have improved for 2020.

Classical Music World Struggles to Become More Inclusive in the 21st Century

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The firing of Minnesota Public Radio's only Black classical host, Garrett McQueen, has reignited conversations about representation in classical music. 

TikTok Strikes a Deal with U.S.-Based Oracle

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The tech company Oracle has been chosen as the U.S. media partner for TikTok, the popular video-sharing social media app owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

Should Police Officers Be Required to Live in the City They Serve?

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Calls for police reform are reviving a long and contentious debate over whether or not police officers should live in the communities they serve.

Human Activity Causes Animal Populations to Fall 68% in the Past 50 Years

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A new report from the World Wide Fund for Nature shows that animal populations have fallen 68% in the past 50 years.

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges "High Rate of Hysterectomies" and Neglect for COVID-19 Protocols at ICE Detention Center

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This week, a nurse at an ICE detention center in Georgia filed a whistleblower complaint alleging “high rates of hysterectomies at times without proper informed consent.”

Is Life Possible on Venus?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

On Monday, scientists announced they’ve detected the gas phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, which could indicate life in its clouds.