Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

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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The Overlooked and Pervasive Sexual Abuse of Boys and Young Men

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The sexual assault of boys and men is much more pervasive than we might expect. 

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How Wealthy Mainlanders Exploit Puerto Rico's Tax Breaks

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Influencer Logan Paul is the latest example of a mainlander moving to Puerto Rico in search of a financial windfall that rarely extends to Puerto Ricans themselves. 

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As Texans Seek Compensation for Storm Damage, Legal Hurdles Remain

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

In the wake of last week’s massive power outages in Texas, a handful of residents are suing the company responsible for the vast majority of the state’s power grid.

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The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A year into the pandemic, some patients, known as “COVID-19 long-haulers,” are still suffering from the virus.

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How Federal U.S. Marshals Escape Accountability and Reform

Monday, February 22, 2021

The conversation around police reform needs to also focus on federal law enforcement. 

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How Rush Limbaugh Shaped Conservative Media and the GOP

Thursday, February 18, 2021

For decades, Rush Limbaugh used his enormous talk radio platform to denigrate the voices of liberals, feminists, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.

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The American Power System Is Unprepared for Climate Change

Thursday, February 18, 2021

From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to wildfires in California to winter storms in Texas, the failures of U.S. power grids continue to put people at risk.

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The Pandemic's Toll on Our Bodies

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

After a year locked down in our homes, many people are reporting an increase in aches, pains, headaches, and a whole host of other physical ailments.

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Find What Feels Good: Adriene Mishler on How to Help Our Bodies Survive the Pandemic

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

We spoke to Adriene Mishler about her advice for reconnecting with our bodies.

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Students Organizers in Florida Want School Resource Officers Replaced with Restorative Justice

Monday, February 15, 2021

At the end of January, a series of violent actions by school resource officers against Black students in Central Florida led to an outcry in the local education system. 

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New Leadership in Newsrooms: An Opportunity for Change

Thursday, February 11, 2021

As many news organizations look for new leaders, the media landscape is changing.

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Schools Struggle to Address Alarming Number of Students Not Attending Class During the Pandemic

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Amid the back-and-forth on remote versus in-person schooling, a troubling trend has emerged: many students have stopped attending school completely.

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The Climate Crisis vs. the Jobs Crisis

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

We discuss what kinds of jobs will be lost and what kinds of jobs will emerge under the Biden administration’s environmental policies. 

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Some Companies Are Charging Hidden COVID-19 Fees — And Consumers Are Angry

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Charging hidden fees may be illegal in some states.

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In Some States, People with Disabilities Feel Left Behind in Vaccine Rollout

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

As states continue expanding their vaccine priority groups to people in specific age groups and professions, some people with disabilities are finding themselves excluded. 

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The Financial Future of Puerto Rico Under the Biden Administration

Monday, February 08, 2021

The Biden administration has announced it will be removing restrictions on billions of dollars in Hurricane Maria recovery aid to Puerto Rico.

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Tracing the History of Black Gun Ownership in the U.S.

Monday, February 08, 2021

While the face of the gun rights movement tends to be white conservatives, Black gun owners arming themselves in self-defense are also contributing to a recent firearm industry boom.

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'Young Rock' Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan on Finding Sitcom Success in a Changing Hollywood

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Nahnatchka Khan is best known for her work on "Fresh Off the Boat" and "Always Be My Maybe." This month, she's out with a new sitcom based on the life of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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U.S.-Russia Relationship Back in Spotlight After Sentencing of Putin Critic

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The Biden administration is calling for the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Tuesday.

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