Give Our Take

Give Our Take

Our take on the headlines, current events, and politics. Occasionally speaking with community leaders and change-makers.

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January 17, 2022 32 min
After dozens of fosters, Jaki has finally foster-failed and adopted an Australian Shepard mix and named her Schuyler Blu (thanks TJ, and to all our other listeners for the great suggestions!) While we could spend the whole pod talking about the Jan 6th proceedings we also managed to get you all the info possible on the Texas temple hostage situation, voting rights, and the legacy of MLK Jr.
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Winter weather has been doing its worst, with storms, snow, and ice-making life difficult around the country. That didn’t keep politicians away from D.C. to make their voices heard on the anniversary of the insurrection, but some seemed to be striking a notably different tone than last year. In other, what-are-our-elected-officials thinking news, New York’s mayor has been making headlines at the national level for a series of mis...
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January 3, 2022 35 min
In this first episode of 2022, we pay tribute to one of the greatest of all time, Betty White, who put smiles on the faces of generations of fans.
We also discuss NYE in both NYC and the rest of the world and take a look at what will mark the one-year anniversary of the Jan 6th insurrection.
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December 27, 2021 31 min
Another year of adjusted holiday plans, and uncertainty about how we will all be able to ring in the new year. Times Square is toning it down, while medical teams are turning it up to keep pace with the demand for PCR and rapid Covid19 tests. Parts of the Build Back Better plan may make their way to the Senate floor in 2022, and we are getting ready for the midterms as Trump bucks with his party over vaccines with Candace Owens a...
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December 20, 2021 36 min
All eyes on Omicron as Covid positivity rates soar in the U.S. How will this recent spike affect the holidays, and should we expect yet another crowd-less New Year's Eve “celebration” in Times Square? Spiderman sets box office records, while West Side Story fizzles. Elon Musk is Time’s “Person of the Year”...really???
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December 13, 2021 36 min
The Midwest is still reeling from the dozens of tornadoes that ripped through miles of the country over the weekend. Biden has promised federal relief funds, as his predecessor faces a NY State subpoena for himself and Jan 6th subpoenas for his former staff. It seems like the courts are always on our mind: From SCOTUS and the Texas abortion ban to the Maxwell trial, we give you the news you need. And, tell you how California wine...
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December 6, 2021 33 min
Another deadly school shooting has been making the news, this time out of Michigan. We break down the timeline of what happened on that awful day, and the red flags in the days leading up to it. There is news on the latest Greek letter we have been forced to learn about. Lastly in your major headlines, an update on Chris Cuomo’s job status at CNN. We discuss other stories on our mind, and we share our favorite good news too, inc...
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November 29, 2021 33 min
With a new variant making headlines, we look at what Fauci and the experts have to say about what this means for boosters and new possible vaccines and travel bans. There was a verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery case, the release of Kevin Strickland in Missouri, and lots of other court news to cover as well. We also look at the latest antics from Lauren Boebert, the legacy left by Stephen Sondheim who passed last week, and other headlin...
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November 22, 2021 31 min
While many are focused on personal plans and seeing friends for turkey and pumpkin pie, we hone in on the top court cases that have been making headlines in Wisconsin, Virginia, and the Supreme Court. As we start the holiday season, we look into the tragic crash that took the lives of at least five people during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, what’s in the Build Back Better bill moving to the Senate shortly, and the momentum of t...
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November 15, 2021 37 min
Britney’s free! What’s next for the legendary Princess of Pop? Rittenhouse ruling, the country waits as the jury deliberates! Adele ends her 6-year hiatus with “30” as Swift continues to reign supreme with the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)”. Covid updates and what’s trending in the world of news and pop culture. We're joined this week by our friend and contributor, Alvin: our Britney and pop culture aficionado.
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November 8, 2021 27 min
Updates are still coming out of Texas as people try to figure out what caused the tragic deaths of 8 concertgoers at Astroworld this past weekend. We finally got a vote in the house for the 1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, with some interesting party lines being crossed. Also today we look at top headlines around your favorite coffee chain, JFK Junior, Covid, the climate, and how you can help a great cause earn 100K from CNN...
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November 1, 2021 28 min
Battling it out for best costume, we have Harry Styles and Steve Buscemi among others getting their Halloween spirit in full gear now that it’s a little safer out there. On the world stage, Biden and his team have been on the move with visits to the Pope, the G20, and Cop26 on climate change. But we won’t be hearing about it from Jen Psaki, who unfortunately tested positive for Covid this week. Ime joins us to talk about Native ...
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October 25, 2021 27 min
The devastating news came from a New Mexico set with actor and producer, Alec Baldwin, and an investigation continues as to just what happened. We have some news from a meeting with Biden, Manchin, and Schumer…but where was Sinema?
And just when you thought all the climate news was bad (looking at you “bomb cyclone”), we wrap up with some uplifting news about the ozone layer in our good news segment.
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October 18, 2021 23 min
Busy weekend for Jaki, and a slower news week gives us a chance to talk about workers’ rights and the near strike of IATSE workers, and the hundreds of other strikes that have gone on just this year.
We look to the future, and what the backlog of ships in California could mean for the holiday season. We discuss how a Texas school administrator wanted to take a “there are good people on both sides” approach when teaching about the...
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October 11th is a day of at least 4 different celebrations, and we dive into them all for you. On top of that, we cover a paraplegic’s traumatic encounter with police in Dayton Ohio, Snapchat helping you run for office, Kim K.’s SNL win, and Chappelle’s latest controversial special. All that and more on this week’s Give Our Take.
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October 4, 2021 28 min
A California beach is dealing with a massive oil spill, and clean-up efforts are ongoing, but could it have been avoided? We update you on what’s up in pop with Squid Game, Britney, and Dog The Bounty Hunter. We also share some congressional news about legislation from Ayanna Pressley and government debt progress.
And good news on the West Coast from our contributor Ime about land and a county that is trying to amend generations o...
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September 27, 2021 30 min
With Broadway still reopening, the Tony Awards filled the void with flashback performances from hits past, and a diverse set of record-breaking nominees and winners. In other TV news, there’s a new Britney Spears doc or two, with breaking news and a looming court date. Across the pond, we cover the election in Germany that will bring in the leader to replace Angela Merkel and Sweden’s vote on gay marriage. Right here at home, we...
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September 20, 2021 34 min
A podcast with a true-crime story? Not our usual MO, but the Gabby Petito case has been all over the news, and we get you all the details we can on this evolving story.
We also catch up on all things music and TV with both the iHeartRadio Music Festival and the Emmys taking place this weekend.
And the state that can't stop making headlines: Texas.
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September 13, 2021 36 min
It’s the first day of back to school for NYC, and we take a look at schooling inequities with actor and book narrator Cary Hite, who recently lent his talents to bestseller: The State Must Provide: Why America's Colleges Have Always Been Unequal--and How to Set Them Right. We also talk about Biden’s new vaccine mandates, what we are seeing in the California recall, headlines, and a little wedded bliss among our good news corn...
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September 8, 2021 31 min
The podcast we love to record, even on Labor Day... as we celebrate by bringing the amazing Ime back to chat. We talk about SB8, sex education with Mr. Condom Man, the lingering effects of Ida, an update on Afghanistan, and charges in the death of Elijah McClain and Ahmaud Arbery.


In your Good News Corner: Mayor Pete’s adoption and Shang Chi’s box office breaking weekend!
Sorry, we had to publish a day late, we had technical diffic...
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