Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

What Four Years of Trump Mean for Mainstream Media

Thursday, January 14, 2021

In the wake of last week's violent insurrection in the Capitol, some mainstream media outlets are finally coming to terms with the danger of the Trump presidency.  

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Filmmaker Kemp Powers on Bringing 'One Night in Miami' and 'Soul' to the Screen

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Writer and director Kemp Powers joins The Takeaway to discuss his work behind the scenes on "One Night in Miami" and "Soul," and the themes he wanted to explore in these projects. 

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on America's History of Denial

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

From last week’s insurrection to police brutality to mass shootings, denial runs deep in this country. 

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The Glass Cliff: How People of Color and Women Leaders Are Often Positioned to Fail

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

On Monday, Yogananda Pittman was named as acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, taking on the role at a time of turmoil and national scrutiny for the department.

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"There is No Consideration Given to Those of Us on the Ground": Savannah Mayor on Georgia's Slow Vaccine Rollout

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Georgia has lagged behind in its vaccine distribution. The Takeaway speaks with Savannah, Georgia Mayor Van Johnson about why the rollout has been so inefficient in his state. 

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From the Civil War to the Capitol Insurrection: The History of White Violence in America

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Throughout U.S. history, there’s been a long legacy of white violence echoing last week’s attack at the Capitol.  

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Kansas City, MO Mayor Quinton Lucas on His City's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Takeaway continues our check-ins with local leaders on COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Today, we speak with Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas on the rollout in his city. 

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What Georgia Tells Us About the Political Future of the American South

Monday, January 11, 2021

Georgia, like many of its Southern neighbors, has consistently voted Republican for decades. But the Democratic win last week may signal a shift for the Democratic Party. 

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From the Pulpit to Politics: Rev. Warnock's Senate Win and the Future of the Religious Left

Monday, January 11, 2021

Rev. Warnock won’t be the first ordained member of the clergy to be in Congress; he joins a long legacy of people moving from behind the pulpit to the halls of the Capitol.

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How a Pro-Trump Mob Breached the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Wednesday's failed security measures have raised questions regarding the safety provisions in place to protect members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol building. 

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Tracking the White Extremists Involved in Insurrection at the Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Despite reports that extremists were planning to breach the Capitol, a mob of Trump supporters were able to enter the building with relative ease on Wednesday.

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As Major League Baseball Adds Negro Leagues to Record Books, Some Question MLB's Motives

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Last Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced it would officially give the Negro Leagues major league status, and add the stats of around 3,400 players to its record books.

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Finding Hope and Resilience in 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

It’s been a tough year. We discuss the hope and resilience that got us through the collective trauma and devastation of 2020.

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Report Finds NYPD Used Excessive Force During Racial Justice Uprisings

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A new report from New York City’s Department of Investigations found NYPD often used excessive force and did not have a clear strategy to respond to the mass demonstrations.

Examining August Wilson's Enduring Legacy

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Last week, a film adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” premiered on Netflix, giving a new generation of viewers the chance to discover Wilson's work.

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The Notion of the Model Minority family in America

Monday, December 21, 2020

Arun Venugopal lays out what it was like growing up in a middle-class suburb of Texas as a 'Model Minority.'

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Trump Administration Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Curtail Asylum

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to asylum policy.

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From Fashion Mask to Sweatpants: How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Dress

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

From fashion masks to sweatpants and slippers, this pandemic has changed a lot about expectations of how we dress.

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The Role of Images and Photojournalism During COVID-19

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Photojournalists documenting COVID-19 on the frontlines have been, for many of us, our window into suffering, grief, and empathy of the past year.

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In the Age of COVID-19, How Does Fear Fit Into Our Public Health Messaging?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Fear has been commonly used in public health messaging, from the anti-tobacco campaigns of the 1960s to the outset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

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