Ellen Frankman

Ellen Frankman is an Associate Producer with The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, Ellen produces and edits segments on politics, the economy, foreign policy, health and the environment. She co-produced Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer, a six-month series following three African American women with breast cancer, which won a Gracies Award for Outstanding Series and a NABJ award for best radio documentary. In 2014, Ellen produced an award-winning four-part series that explores standards for engineering and design in the modern world, and in 2012, she assisted with round-the-clock coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

Prior to joining The Takeaway, Ellen worked as a reporter for The Sag Harbor Express and a research associate at Fox News. She began her career in public radio at WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show.

Ellen graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and English.

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

Food Fight: How Chinese Spying Threatens U.S. Agriculture

Friday, August 28, 2015

After Chinese agriculture officials were caught spying, some FBI bureaus have made agriculture technology the number two most important security issue, second only to terrorism.

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Wildfires Consume Washington State

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 250,000 acres are believed to be burning, a rare event that's breaking records in the state's history.

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Big Oil: The Mothers of Invention

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While startups and tech companies are working on new ideas above the ground, energy companies—some of this country's original innovators—are focusing their efforts below the ground.

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Strategies For Finding Strength in Vulnerability

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Brené Brown, author of "Rising Strong," exhorts us to try, fail and learn from our failures. 

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Music Brings Cuba and America Together Again

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cuban-American musician Arturo O'Farrill says there's another chance for his two beloved places to fall in love.

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Greek Prime Minister Resigns After Accepting Bailout

Friday, August 21, 2015

After Greece narrowly avoided default, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced resignation. New elections will most likely be held on September 20th.  


Tens of Thousands Call for Brazilian President's Ouster

Thursday, August 20, 2015

After a scandal involving Brazil's state-run oil company, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets over the weekend to call for the impeachment President Dilma Rousseff.


Germany Struggles With Onslaught of Asylum-Seekers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other nation in Europe—an estimated 750,000 this year alone—but a recent spurt of attacks against refugees have ignited a national debate.

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College Football Players Lose Bid to Unionize

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In a major setback for college athletics on Monday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a 2014 ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the right to unionize.

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Firing of Female Marine Raises Questions About Equality in the Military

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lt. Col. Kate Germano, who led the Marine Corps' only all-female recruit battalion, was relieved of her duties after her leadership style was found to be "hostile."

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Earth Gets a New Selfie After 43 Years

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Just last month, a NASA satellite was able to capture another whole-Earth picture for the first time since 1972.

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50 Years Later, Voting Rights Act Faces Challenges

Thursday, August 06, 2015

On August 6th, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. But the law continues to face a number of challenges.


State Department May Have Watered Down Human Trafficking Report

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

An annual evaluation of how 188 countries deal with human trafficking may have been massaged by political motivations, a new Reuters investigation finds.


Joss Stone's New Album Draws From Eclectic Inspirations

Monday, August 03, 2015

Joss Stone's new album, "Water For Your Soul," finds inspiration from African pop, folk and reggae. She wrote many of the new songs with Damian Marley, Bob Marley's youngest son.


Beijing Wins 2022 Bid, First City to Host Both Summer and Winter Olympics

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Olympics are returning to Beijing in 2022 for the Winter Games. The decision edged out Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, in a 40 to 44 vote. 


Cincinnati on Edge After White Officer Indicted in Murder of Black Driver

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A white University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted in the murder of a black driver, raising tensions around the city.

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Alaska Cleans Up Waste From 2011 Tsunami

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A massive cleanup effort is underway in Alaska, with tons of debris being airlifted from the shores and beaches and transported to a barge for disposal.

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Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers on His Latest Solo Album

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Grammy award-winning guitar player and singer discusses his new solo album and the search for the American sound.

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Living with Alzheimer's, As a Patient and a Caregiver

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's; 15.5 million serve as their caregivers. A new drug offers a glimmer of hope. How should caregivers care for themselves in the meantime?

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Trainwreck," and "Antman."

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