Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

How the Pandemic Is Deepening the Divide in Education

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Schools and families have struggled to adjust to the abrupt change in how children learn over the past year. 

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Legal Weed in New York: Will It Reverse Decades of Racial Inequity?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

"This bill is the most ambitious in the country in terms of social equity," said the New York State director for the Drug Policy Alliance.

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Brazil Struggles to Contain COVID-19

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Amid ongoing political debates over the pandemic, Brazil has seen record high daily death totals from COVID-19 in recent weeks and experienced nationwide I.C.U. shortages. 

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How the Press Handled President Biden's First News Conference

Monday, March 29, 2021

Critics are frustrated that members of the White House press corps failed to ask about the ongoing pandemic or the rise of anti-Asian violence. 

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A Look Back at Colorado's History of Mass Shootings

Friday, March 26, 2021

This week, a gunman in Boulder, Colorado killed ten people while they were shopping in a local grocery store.

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Vice President Harris to Lead the White House Response at the Southern Border

Friday, March 26, 2021

This week, President Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the United States’ response to the growing number of migrants arriving at the southern border.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Jury is Selected As City Settles Lawsuit with George Floyd's Family

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The jury has been selected for the trial of Derek Chauvin, set to start this upcoming Monday. 

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Jury Selection, Explained

Thursday, March 25, 2021

15 people have been selected to serve on the jury during the much-anticipated trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who has been charged in the murder of George Floyd. 

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The Cost of the Pandemic for Women and Mothers

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Since the pandemic began more than two million women have left the workforce. And as a result, women have also carried the brunt of the economic costs of the pandemic.

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Fewer People Are in Jail. But Spending On Incarceration Has Only Increased.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A new report shows how cities spend $25 billion for more than 3,000 jails nationwide. 

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The Role of Anxiety in Post-Pandemic Life

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The trauma of the last year will linger beyond the mass deployment of a vaccine. 

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Testing Workers for Past Marijuana Use: The National Picture

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Even in states where recreational weed is legal, there are still many complexities. 

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Inequality on Display During the NCAA's March Madness Tournament

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Women's basketball teams participating in the NCAA postseason tournament were met with inferior facilities and meals.   

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The Race Between the Vaccine and the Variants

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

More than a dozen states have seen increases in their daily case averages. In Michigan alone, there’s been a 92% increase in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks.  

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What a Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act Means During a Pandemic

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Violence Against Women Act was first put into place in 1994 and established federal legal protections for victims of violent crime. 

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Conditions for Unaccompanied Minors in U.S. Custody Come Under Scrutiny

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Biden administration continues to struggle to respond to the increase in unaccompanied minors being admitted at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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From Statehood to Self-Determination: The Political Future of Puerto Rico

Friday, March 19, 2021

This month, two different bills aiming to redefine Puerto Rico's relationship to the mainland U.S. have been introduced in Congress. 

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What You Need to Know About Foreign Interference in the 2020 Election

Friday, March 19, 2021

A recently declassified national intelligence report outlines efforts authorized by foreign leaders to influence public opinion about the 2020 presidential race.

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Systemic Problems Are Leading to Vaccine Shaming. But the Anger is Misplaced.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The vaccine rollouts have to do with systemic issues, not individual issues. 

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Biden's Cabinet Nominees Face Tough Questioning from Republicans

Thursday, February 25, 2021

President Joe Biden's cabinet is filling up slowly, but some of his remaining nominees are facing tough questioning from Republicans. 

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