Jillian Weinberger is an associate producer at The Takeaway, where she coordinates and produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts.
At The Takeaway, Jillian coordinated and produced the show’s coverage of the Affordable Care Act case and the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court, and co-produced a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season. She also produced the show's book club in the summer of 2011. With the The Takeaway team, Jillian plans the show's future news calendar and produces live coverage during breaking news events.
Jillian has also worked as a freelance producer, reporter, and critic for Ms. Magazine, Patch.com, and the WNYC Newsroom, and as a research associate with various nonprofits in New York. In 2013, she was selected for a Journalist Law School Fellowship at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Originally from Cleveland, Jillian holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn.
Want to see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the homeless? One entrepreneur in California is giving portable, wearable cameras to homeless people to record what life is really like when you live on the streets.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, examines the crisis in Ukraine, and urges a more hawkish response from President Obama.
Yesterday CBS announced that David Letterman will pass the torch to Stephen Colbert. How might Colbert begin to "play himself" after a decade of acting in character? Who might succeed him at Comedy Central?
Until recently, the Baltimore City Detention Center was controlled not by correctional officers, but by the Black Guerrilla Family gang, which managed a complex organized crime ring that extended outside the walls of the jail.
The New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says the administration's criminal leak investigations have "put a chill on national security reporting in Washington."
A number of Texas-based spa technicians and owners have been arrested in the last few months for giving women illegal silicone injections. Veronica Zaragovia, state reporter for KUT Austin, explains the "butt pumping" fad.
Today, Comcast will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend its desire to purchase the second largest-cable company in America—Time Warner Cable—for $45 billion.
Ed Catmull, now the president of Pixar and Disney Animation, discusses how both managers and employees can contribute to a more creative, and ultimately productive and profitable workplace.
Ukraine's security forces have arrested scores of demonstrators in what it is calling "an anti terrorist operation." In reaction, Moscow has warned that the use of violence against the demonstrators could result in an all out civil war.
All this week, The Takeaway is speaking with people who grew up in the Eastern Bloc and asking them to reflect on the crisis today in Ukraine. Today, the voice of someone who grew up under communism in Poland.
Between 11 to 20 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD. Psychotherapist Marjorie Morrison knows these numbers well. She's spent a decade working to combat PTSD before it starts, but she's encountered levels of military bureaucracy along the way.
The Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision in McCutcheon v. FEC has reignited a debate about the role of money in politics. Some equate campaign donations with speech and others believe that campaign finance restrictions are the only way to prevent political corruption.
In the decade after 9/11, nearly 1,000 veterans became victims of the administration designed to help them. The Department of Veterans Affairs paid more than $200 million in wrongful death claims.
An analysis of documents finds that Hobby Lobby's employee 401k retirement plan holds more than $73 million in mutual funds with companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs used in abortions.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the impacts of a changing environment are here to stay. The panel concluded that global warming is real, it's affecting every continent, and time is of the essence.
CEO Mary Barra testifies before Congress today as her company recalls yet another 1.3 million vehicles because of problems with electronic power-steering. Why the auto-maker's future might have more to do with lawmakers than car buyers.
Voters in Turkey went to the polls to decide on more than their next mayors—the election could very likely be a direct referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Yesterday President Barack Obama promised to use the U.S. military to protect NATO nations against outside threats. "History has a funny way of moving in twists and turns, and not just in a straight line," he said. History also tends to repeat itself, as Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at Oxford University, knows well. She reflects on the fateful summer of 1914 and compares that century-old conflict to the current issues facing the West and Russia.
Fred Phelps, the founder and anti-gay preacher at Westboro Baptist Church, died on Thursday at the age of 84. Phelps was a disbarred civil rights lawyer and ran for local offices several times. After several unsuccessful runs, he shifted his focus to mostly protesting. Recently, one of his estranged sons said his father had been excommunicated from the church. Today Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, describes the confused legacy of Phelps and that of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Forty percent of inmates held at Rikers Island Correctional Facility have a diagnosed mental illness. This week, a report revealed the cause of inmate Jerome Murdough's death: He had been left in an overheated cell and, as one official put it, "baked to death."