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Monday, March 17, 2014

Katrina Gilbert and her three young children, the subjects of the HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck"

Airline Security Failures Emerge in Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 | Will Crimea's Declariton of Independence Trigger an International Showdown? | Navigating Ireland's LGBT Movement | Looking Back at the California Mediterranean Fruit Fly Infestation | Report Links Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children | Living Paycheck to Paycheck: One Mother's Story on the Brink of Poverty

Malaysian Flight 370 Reveals Aviation Blind Spots

In the months following 9/11, airport security changed dramatically. The latest news regarding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has aviation security analyst Chris Yates wondering whether the country was meeting even those minimum standards. Our partners at WNYC used runway data from around the world to determine that the plane could have landed on one of 634 runways across 26 different countries. Noah Veltman with the WNYC Data News team explains.

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Will Crimea's Vote Trigger a Global Showdown?

On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Is the map changing, and can this referendum, along with the presence of Russian troops, reverse a half century of history? Nina Khrushcheva, the great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev and a professor of international affairs at the New School in New York, looks at Russia's fixation on the past. Ukrainian politician Oleh Rybachuk, a former deputy Prime Minister in Kiev, weighs in on the way forward for Ukraine.

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Report Links Government Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children

After sorting through six years of files, the Miami Herald has revealed that at least 477 children died of abuse or neglect—even though their homes had already been investigated and flagged by the state. The vast majority of victims were under 5-years-old, and over 70 percent were under 2 years of age. Were these deaths preventable? Were these children betrayed by the very state agency that was charged to protect them? Carol Marbin Miller, an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald who worked on this report, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck: One Mother's Story

About 42 million women in America are living in poverty or teetering on the brink. More than a third of them are the mothers of young children. A new HBO documentary,"Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," takes an intensely personal look at the story of one woman, Katrina Gilbert, a single mother of three. Katrina and one of the film's directors, Shari Cookson, explore what poverty looks like for women in America.

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Today's Highlights | March 17, 2014

Also on Today's Show: On St. Patrick's Day, The Takeaway speaks with Joan Burton, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, about her thoughts on showing solidarity for the LGBT movement amidst generations of traditions during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade...The Retro Report documentary team looks back at the California Mediterranean fruit fly infestation that began in the 1980s and spanned through the 1990s—and beyond—and why spray-pesticides were so controversial. Joshua Fisher, Retro Report producer, explains.