Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

Where Do Democrats Stand on Gun Control?

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Around the country, there's been a rise in gun violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, gun issues haven’t been at the forefront of what we’re hearing from candidates.

$600 Million Settlement Prompts Tough Decision for Flint Residents

Monday, August 24, 2020

How far will a $600 million settlement to resolve claims stemming from the Flint water crisis go?

Fires Rage in California with No End in Sight

Monday, August 24, 2020

Hundreds of fires are raging across California, displacing residents, filling the air with smoke, and putting enormous pressure on firefighters.

Camping While Black

Monday, August 24, 2020

Black people have long believed camping, canoeing, swimming, and other outdoor activities were just not for them. 

What We Do—and Do Not—Know About Herd Immunity

Monday, August 24, 2020

Herd immunity happens when enough people become protected against a virus, either through vaccination or infection of that virus. 

Spc. Vanessa Guillén's Murder Has Sparked a #MeToo Movement in the Military

Thursday, August 13, 2020

A survey conducted at Ft. Hood shows around 35% of women there say they have been sexually harassed.

Has the Media Gotten Better at Covering Female Politicians?

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Mainstream media has a very spotty track record when it comes to fairly covering female candidates for national office.

How the Opioid Crisis Led to An Epidemic Within the Pandemic

Thursday, August 13, 2020

As COVID-19 ravages communities across the U.S., another epidemic continues to unfold in the background: the opioid use disorder crisis.

Kamala Harris Chosen As Joe Biden's Running Mate

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of South Asian descent nominated to national office by a major party. 

New Generation of Writers of Color Reckon with H.P. Lovecraft's Racism

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Despite his racist history, Lovecraft's influence can still be detected throughout the fantasy and horror genres today.

In Puerto Rico, a Botched Primary Further Erodes Trust in Government

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

On Sunday, the island’s election commission suspended its primaries amid unprecedented chaos at the polls.

Public Health Officials Are Increasingly Facing Threats

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Public health officials in the U.S. have increasingly been facing threats by those who oppose the measures these experts put forth to combat the coronavirus.

How the Lebanese Diaspora is Processing Beirut's Deadly Explosion

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

After the explosion in Beirut, The Takeaway checks in with Lebanese-American reporter Sulome Anderson to hear her thoughts on how the Lebanese diaspora is responding to the crisis.

The Mental Health Toll of COVID-19 on Medical Workers

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A new study shows that during the peak phase of COVID-19, emergency medicine physicians felt a significant increase in stress and anxiety in their work and home lives. 

Halt of In-Person Visitations Takes a Toll on Long-Term Care Residents

Monday, August 10, 2020

Finding a path back towards in-person visitations for long-term care residents is challenging, especially in states like Florida, which have been recent hotspots for COVID-19.

How the Pandemic Could Shape Conversations About Choosing to Remain Childfree

Monday, August 10, 2020

Childfree people today—especially women—still face scrutiny over their decision not to have children. Could the pandemic change that?

An Economic and Political Analysis of Trump's Unilateral Stimulus Measures

Monday, August 10, 2020

Over the weekend, President Trump attempted to provide economic relief to Americans on his own and without the approval of Congress.

The Revolutionary Roots of Black August

Thursday, August 06, 2020

This week marked the start of Black August, the month-long commemoration of Black resistance that dates back to the 1970s. 

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Mental Health Crisis Looms Large As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

Thursday, August 06, 2020

In June, more than 36 percent of U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, an increase of roughly 25 percent from the same time last year. 

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Kanye West and How Media Talks About Mental Illness

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Recently, Kanye West’s bipolar disorder has been in the news, and some are questioning how the media has been covering it.

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