In the American southwest, violent weather, including tornadoes, torrential rain and flooding pummeled Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, at least five were killed, and many more are still missing. Forecasters predict that rain will continue throughout the week—though the drought stricken region first welcomed the precipitation, the consequences of the wet weather have far exceeded anything locals have seen before. Daniel Guerrero is the mayor of San Marcos, Texas, a city between San Antonio and Austin that lies along the Blanco River and was among the hardest hit. He joins The Takeaway to discuss how his community is coping.
In the state of New Jersey, a new report finds that black children are removed from their parents four times more often than white children. And research shows that it’s not just due to the effects of poverty.
A new peer-reviewed study links the deaths of an unprecedented number of bottlenose dolphins to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster of 2010. The study's lead veterinary pathologist explains here.
From the Irish troubles to personal struggles, vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler of the band Ash discusses the group's new album, "Kablammo!," and reflects on the process of growing up while making catchy rock gems.
Happy Memorial Day from The Takeaway! We're bringing you an hour chock-full of interesting stories to help you make the most of your holiday weekend.