Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

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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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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Activists See Progress in Fight to Halt Surgeries for Intersex Children

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Last week, the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago became the first major hospital in the country to officially halt genital surgeries for intersex children.

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Why Are So Many Golden Age Rappers Dying Young?

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

There is a troubling pattern of rappers that came to fame during the late 80s and 90s dying in their 30s and 40s.

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Where the United States Postal Service Stands on Mail-In Ballots Come November

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

As we move closer to November, we need to keep talking about what it looks like to vote during a pandemic.

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Blast Rocks Beirut on Tuesday Amid Mounting Tensions and Economic Turmoil

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

At least 100 people were killed and thousands injured; hospitals were overwhelmed.

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COVID-19 Continues to Spread As U.S. Surpasses 150,000 Deaths

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Today, the country seems in a more dangerous position than at the pandemic’s previous peak in April. 

Trump Administration's Handling of COVID-19 Could Threaten International Trust in the U.S.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

For outsiders looking in, the inability of the federal government to properly respond to the pandemic has the potential to undermine the United States' role as a global leader.

Education Support Staff Give Their Take on School Reopenings

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The Takeaway speaks with a librarian and hears from other non-teaching staff who are concerned about schools reopening in the coming weeks. 

How "Learning Pods" Could Heighten Inequities in the U.S. School System

Monday, August 03, 2020

Rather than deal with their school districts directly this fall, some parents are creating alternative education systems for their children, a move that could increase disparities.

Louis Gossett Jr. on His Latest Role in 'The Cuban'

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Legendary actor Louis Gossett Jr. continues to take on big roles, and does not plan to slow down.  

Even With PPP Loans, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program loans—also known as PPP loans—were intended to help small businesses weather the storm of COVID-19. 

Journalists Need to Improve Coverage of People with Disabilities

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today, about 1 in 4 adults live with a disability in the U.S. Yet that’s rarely reflected in news coverage.

Has Fashion Become More Accessible?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Today, about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. live with a disability. For many of those people, it can be difficult to find clothing that’s both stylish and functional. 

A COVID-19 Outbreak Has Cast a Shadow on Major League Baseball's Season

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Can MLB really have a season amid a global pandemic?     

How the American Suburbs Were Created — and How Their Voter Base Is Changing

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The American suburbs are no longer the suburbs of the 50s. 

How Stronger Unions Affect Working Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

While union memberships are falling, labor strikes across the country continue, especially during the pandemic.

How Should Cities Rethink Accessibility?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities still face major barriers in U.S. cities. 

What Does Summertime Sound Like This Year?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In lieu of a song of the summer this year, we take it back to a 90s classic: "Summertime."

The Dual Risks of COVID-19 and Hurricanes

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Texas is one of several states including Florida, Louisiana, and North Carolina facing the risk of hurricanes amid rising COVID-19 cases.