Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

How the Biden Administration Is Responding to the Military Coup in Myanmar

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

For the Biden administration, the military coup in Myanmar has quickly turned into one of its most pressing international challenges.

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In Los Angeles, Latino Population Hit Hard by Latest Surge in COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Plus, data shows that fewer people of color are getting the vaccine compared to their white peers in many cities across the country. 

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What the Capitol Insurrection Means for Teaching U.S. History

Monday, February 01, 2021

The Takeaway speaks with history teachers about how they're approaching this moment with students, as well as how they’re continuing to work around COVID-19.

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The High Cost of Funerals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, February 01, 2021

January has been the deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. so far, with nearly 80,000 lives were lost over the past few weeks.

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Ahead of Impeachment Trial, GOP Falls In Line with Trump

Monday, February 01, 2021

Many predicted a real shift for the future of the Republican Party after the insurrection, but real change may be slower and less dramatic than anticipated.

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How Journalists Are Covering the Post-Trump Era

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Holding President Joe Biden accountable, as the new administration emphasizes its commitment to a return to normal, is one calculation that journalists have had to make in recent weeks. 

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The Biden Administration's Plans to Advance Racial Equity

Thursday, January 28, 2021

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed four new executive orders to address systemic racism and racial inequity. 

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The Deep History of White Supremacy Within the U.S. Military

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Nearly one in five people who’ve been charged in the attack on the Capitol this month are current or former military members, according to an NPR analysis. 

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Navigating a Loss of Smell and Appetite After Getting COVID-19

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

When restaurant critic Tejal Rao came down with COVID-19, losing her sense of smell meant losing her appetite, but also potentially jeopardizing her ability to do her job. 

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Hitting the Pandemic Wall: What COVID-19 Continues to Mean for Our Mental Health

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 53 percent of adults have said that the pandemic was having a negative impact on their mental health.  

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COVID-19 Vaccines: All of Your Questions Answered

Monday, January 25, 2021

We break down common questions regarding vaccines and their distribution. 

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What Vaccine Rollout Looks Like for the Cherokee Nation

Monday, January 25, 2021

For tribes with citizens in rural areas, distributing COVID-19 vaccines presents an extensive set of challenges. Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. joins The Takeaway to discuss. 

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The Cognitive Benefits of Learning New Skills as an Older Adult

Monday, January 25, 2021

We look at the science behind the stereotype that older adults are not as good at learning new skills as young people. 

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What the Capitol Insurrection Has Meant for Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

All eyes have been on Washington, D.C., since the insurrection at the Capitol earlier this month and with inauguration activities underway. 

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Key Moments from the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Takeaway breaks down the significance of the Biden-Harris inauguration and looks ahead to how President Biden plans to address several policy challenges in his first 100 days. 

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Former EPA Head Gina McCarthy on Trump Administration's Impact on the Climate Crisis

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

McCarthy has now been picked by President Joe Biden to be the first National Climate Advisor. 

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Months Later, Are People Still Turning to Anti-Racist Books?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Last summer, there was an explosion in popularity of anti-racist books following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Federal Government to Blame for Delays in Chicago's Vaccine Distribution

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins The Takeaway to explain what’s causing Chicago’s vaccine delays and how the city is planning to improve its vaccination process going forward. 

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DC Ramps Up Security for Inauguration Following Capitol Insurrection

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Local and federal law enforcement agencies have been ramping up security ahead of the inauguration, transforming part of Washington, D.C. into a de facto militarized security zone. 

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COVID-19 and Alcohol Consumption: How Women are Disproportionately Affected

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Studies show alcohol consumption has increased amid the pandemic. 

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