The Takeaway
The Takeaway
WNYC and PRX
Is Democracy Dying? 2021-07-13
45 minutes Posted Jul 13, 2021 at 9:00 am.
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Is Democracy Dying?

A report put out this year by the non-profit Freedom House says that 2020 was the 15th consecutive year in which global freedoms declined, as authoritarian leaders gained more power.

A Record Number of Rural Hospitals Closed During the Pandemic

Since 2010, 138 hospitals in rural communities have closed, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them to the brink with a record 19 closing last year alone.

New Era of Space Tourism Takes Flight

On Sunday, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first billionaire to launch himself into space on a rocket he helped fund.

How Much Should We Be Policing Language?

Brandeis University's newly-released “Oppressive Language List” aims to address language that can be seen as violent in nature.