Jillian Weinberger

 Jillian Weinberger is a producer for The Takeaway and The Center for Investigative Reporting.

At The Takeaway, Jillian coordinates and produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts. She 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 received fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and Loyola Law School's Journalist Law School in Los Angeles.

Originally from Cleveland, Jillian holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and lives in San Francisco.

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Illinois Faces Government Shutdown

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Illinois state budget expired at midnight on July 1, 2015. If the governor and the legislature refuse to make a deal, the state will face a government shutdown.

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How The University of Phoenix Preys on Veterans

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The online graduation rate for University of Phoenix stands at just 7.3 percent, but the for-profit school has made more than $1 billion from veterans in the last five years.

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Time Running Out for Iran Nuclear Deal

Monday, June 29, 2015

As Secretary of State John Kerry negotiates with his Iranian counterparts in Vienna, one former Iranian negotiator weighs in on the prospects for a nuclear deal.

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For-Profit Schools Eat Taxpayer Money & Give Vets Questionable Education

Friday, June 26, 2015

Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, has introduced legislation to prevent for-profit schools from taking advantage of veterans and taxpayer dollars. 

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White Supremacy: A Long History in American Politics

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The leader of a white supremacist group that apparently influenced Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof donated thousands of dollars to GOP presidential campaigns. 

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The Human Cost of America's Energy Boom

Monday, June 15, 2015

A new investigation finds that some oil and gas companies may be championing speed over safety, while avoiding responsibility when workers are killed or injured. 

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Wait Not Over For Last 'Angola Three' Member

Friday, June 12, 2015

A federal appeals court has blocked the release of the last imprisoned "Angola Three" member, Albert Woodfox, who has been in solitary confinement for 43 years.

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The Fight Against ISIS Divides a Splintered Nation

Thursday, June 11, 2015

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State advances across Northwest Iraq, the country appears to be splitting along ethnic lines. 

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The High Cost of Delayed Justice

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Before he committed suicide last weekend, Kalief Browder had become a symbol for juvenile justice reform in this country. Here's what government officials should learn from his story.

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Inside The 'Little Siberia' Prison Escape

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Two convicts escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, a prison nicknamed Little Siberia. Here we explore how such prisons are designed and constructed.

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Hastert's Hometown Shaken by Sexual Abuse Allegations

Monday, June 08, 2015

Yorkville, Illinois is grappling with sexual abuse allegations against their longtime high school coach and former Congressman Denny Hastert.

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Is it Time to Let Snowden Come Home?

Friday, June 05, 2015

The passage of the USA Freedom Act is the first major effort by Congress to reign in the Patriot Act. But the law may never have been passed had it not been for Edward Snowden.

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Is Anyone in Charge of America's Cyber Security?

Friday, June 05, 2015

After a new leak from Edward Snowden, millions of current and former government workers were affected by a data breach that has been linked to China.

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Genetic Testing Offers New Hope for Cancer Treatment

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The National Cancer Institute will begin a new kind of clinical trial—one that demonstrates a shift in the way researchers think about cancer treatment. 

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Rep. Nadler: Push For More Surveillance Reforms, Prosecute Clapper

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Rep. Jerry Nadler co-sponsored the Patriot Act reform bill. He says that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted, and Edward Snowden should be pardoned.

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Officers Back Down as Citizens Take a Stand

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Some police officers are taking a back seat and trying to be more "hands off" in response to the wave of negative attention from police-related shootings.

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Iranian Youth Are Ready for Change

Monday, June 01, 2015

The majority of Iran's population is under the age of 40, and much of the younger generation has a Western outlook—one defined by personal choice rather than religion or politics. 

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Depression During Pregnancy is a Double-Edged Sword

Friday, May 29, 2015

Women who suffer from depression during pregnancy face a difficult question without a clear answer: What's worse for the fetus, a depressed mother or prescription drugs? 

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The West's Man-Made Water Crisis

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Seven states depend on the Colorado River for water. A new investigation from ProPublica finds that much of the drought is man-made—and subsidized by the federal government.

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Slow Computing: The Conscientious Guide to Tech

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In an homage to the slow food movement, an advocate for "slow computing" calls on consumers to understand how their devices and software affect the environment and their fellow man.

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