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Everything is harder the first time — even voting. Add to that the coronavirus pandemic, and a president who claims he doesn't trust the election process, and you have the potential for problems. So who are the people who will be first-time voters in this year's US presidential election? What are they excited about, and what is holding them back?In this episode:Kristin Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD), president and executive director of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and 866OurVote (@866OurVote).Connect with The Take: Twitter (@ajthetake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)
A movement to stop police brutality in Nigeria has taken over the streets, and international headlines. #EndSARS, the youth-led movement demanding an end to police violence, and specifically to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad known as SARS, has created a moment of reckoning for Nigeria's government. We spoke to protesters to hear what they've seen over the past two weeks, and where they think the movement will take Nigeria next.In this episode:Demonstrators throughout Nigeria.Connect with The Take: Twitter (@ajthetake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)
Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election shocked many across the United States. But many Eastern Europeans had seen behavior like this before. The 2020 election is quickly approaching, and Russian trolls are once again slyly spreading disinformation. We’re looking abroad to understand how and why Russia meddles, and best practices for safeguarding against it.In this episode:Agnieszka Legucka (@ALegucka), senior research fellow on Russia at The Polish Institute of International Affairs (@PISM_Poland).Connect with The Take: Twitter (@ajthetake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)
Iranians were already dealing with a currency crisis and another wave of coronavirus when the US announced an additional round of sanctions earlier this month, the latest in the Trump administration’s so-called maximum pressure campaign.What do the Iranians living under Trump’s sanctions think about the US elections? And how long can they expect those sanctions to last?In this episode:Dorsa Jabbari (@DorsaJabbari), Al Jazeera journalist.Connect with The Take: Twitter (@ajthetake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod).
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