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The Takeaway, hosted by Tanzina Vega is a one-hour daily news show that reveals unexpected insights into the day’s news, fills a need for greater context, and interacts with audiences in a way that no other public radio news program offers. The Takeaway convenes conversations across social divides to give listeners not just the information, but the complex, nuanced perspectives they need for understanding and participation. 

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Republican Marjorie Taylor Green won a close primary runoff in Georgia this week. That likely guarantees she’ll win the congressional seat in November.

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KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

Kamala Harris’ backstory and who influenced her policy views

KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris is both the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Her mother is Indian.

What it means for Indian Americans that Kamala Harris is on a major party’s presidential ticket

Kamala Harris is both the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Her mother is Indian.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris is both the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Her mother is Indian and her father is Jamaican.

Kamala Harris’ backstory and impact on the Indian American vote

Kamala Harris is both the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Her mother is Indian and her father is Jamaican.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Initial unemployment claims had been above 1 million for 20 straight weeks. The total receiving unemployment also dipped, to 28.3 million, as of July 25.

New jobless claims dip below 1 million for 1st time since March

Initial unemployment claims had been above 1 million for 20 straight weeks. The total receiving unemployment also dipped, to 28.3 million, as of July 25.

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The damage done to independent live music by the pandemic has been catastrophic – and a future where it thrives will, regardless and inevitably, arrive.

How live music is coping, and what the near future will bring

The damage done to independent live music by the pandemic has been catastrophic – and a future where it thrives will, regardless and inevitably, arrive.

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This week, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden    announced    Kamala Harris as his running mate.

This Week in Weed: Kamala Harris’s record on cannabis

This week, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate.

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The video app TikTok has been downloaded nearly 2.5 billion times around the world. In the U.S. alone, it has been downloaded more than 100 million times.

Trump bans TikTok and WeChat. What does this mean for employees and users?

The video app TikTok has been downloaded nearly 2.5 billion times around the world. In the U.S. alone, it has been downloaded more than 100 million times.

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The Trump administration announced last week that the 2020 Census count would end a month early on September 30, raising concerns among Census takers and community groups about an…

Could there be a Census undercount in Boyle Heights?

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