Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

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."

Summer Movie Season Suffers Major Blow from COVID-19

Monday, July 27, 2020

Due to health risks during the pandemic, only about a quarter of movie theaters in the U.S. are currently open. 

Are We Looking at Family Separation 2.0?

Monday, July 27, 2020

Two years ago, this issue of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border was in the national spotlight. But has anything really changed since then?

Wisconsin's Absentee Voting Challenges Spell Trouble for November

Monday, July 27, 2020

The recent primary elections in Wisconsin showed there are still many issues with absentee voting that need to be addressed before November.

In the U.S., People with Disabilities Face Major Challenges to Voting

Monday, July 27, 2020

While the Americans with Disabilities Act intended to make polling places more accessible to people with disabilities, they remain largely inaccessible to this day.

The Push for More Latino Representation in Journalism

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Earlier this week, Latino journalists at the Los Angeles Times sent an open letter to leadership demanding better newsroom representation.

How Communities in Chicago Are Combating Rising Gun Violence Amid COVID-19

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Overall crime is down in Chicago, but homicides and shootings have increased by nearly 50 percent compared to the same time period last year. How are communities handling the increase?

The Future of Policing in America

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Takeaway recently convened five voices—across law enforcement, advocacy, academia—and asked them to come together to talk about the way forward.

Where Have All the Quiet Places Gone?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Truly quiet places are becoming increasingly rare, even in some of the most remote parts of the world. 

Teachers Share Their Thoughts on the Upcoming School Year

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Two teachers speak with The Takeaway about returning, or not returning, to teach for the 2020 school year. 

How Schools Across the Country Plan to Reopen this Fall

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Plans to reopen schools vary from state to state, while school districts still have a lot of planning to do before they are ready for the 2020 school year. 

How Teachers Are Feeling About a Return to In-Person Learning

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Takeaway speaks with two teachers about how their districts are planning for potential in-person learning this fall and how they’re feeling heading into the school year.

How Native Communities Are Dealing with COVID-19

Monday, July 20, 2020

How is Navajo Nation doing in light of ongoing tensions between cities and states in the region over masks and other COVID-19 protection measures?

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian: The Loss of Two Civil Rights Giants

Monday, July 20, 2020

Last Friday, Reverend C.T. Vivian and Representative John Lewis, two prominent civil rights leaders, passed away.

What's Going On in Portland?

Monday, July 20, 2020

In Portland, Oregon, protests against police brutality and racism have continued for over 50 consecutive days.

Julián Castro on Black Lives Matter, Leadership within the Latino Community, and More

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Takeaway speaks to Julián Castro, former HUD Secretary under the Obama Administration and previous Democratic presidential candidate. 

Trump Rolls Back Environmental Protections; Biden Plans for Expanded Clean Energy

Thursday, July 16, 2020

In the same week that President Trump announced revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act, Biden announced a $2 trillion climate plan.

What Vogue's Latest Cover Tells Us About Diversity in Photography

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Earlier this week, the magazine Vogue came under fire for the cover of its August issue, which features the celebrated gymnast Simone Biles photographed by Annie Leibovitz.  

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Outlines His State's Path Forward Amid the Pandemic

Thursday, July 16, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joins The Takeaway to discuss his state's reopening plans, how he’s handling the current economic crisis, and police funding in New Jersey.

The State of COVID Testing Across the U.S.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

With cases on the rise across much of the country, COVID-19 testing remains critical, but is still not as accessible as many experts say is needed.