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Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Recession depression and other woes of the employed

Thursday, April 09, 2009

It's not just the market that's bottoming out in this recession. There are nationwide reports of anxiety and stress in the face of these trying economic times. Reports are so widespre...

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A look back at six months of stimulus with the Congressional Oversight Panel

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It’s been six months, almost to the day, since the TARP stimulus package was put into law. Last night, the Congressional Oversight Panel charged with monitoring the use of those funds...

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NCAA graduation rates reveal stark racial disparity

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It’s not surprising that after the bright lights fade from the floor of the Final Four championship games some college basketball players dream of going pro. But if you don't go pro, ...

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North Korea: When is a satellite not a satellite?

Monday, April 06, 2009

The North Koreans have launched what they say is a “communications satellite’ into orbit. America and its allies suspect the state’s “satellite” is in fact a long-range ballistic mis...

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Last stop Ankara: President Obama ends his European tour in Turkey

Monday, April 06, 2009

As the last stop on his first Presidential tour of Europe, President Obama heads to Turkey. This visit is seen as another step towards engagement of the Muslim world. Turkey was once ...

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Ford CEO Alan Mullaly joins The Takeaway

Friday, April 03, 2009

Last year the CEOs of the Big Three of the American car industry went to Congress seeking financial assistance. When it became clear that Congress was only offering short-term loans w...

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Koreans face off in World Cup qualifier

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

There is a lot of global attention on North Korea these days what with taking reporters captive and planning a missile launch test this weekend, but the communist nation is squaring o...

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My old man: The truth about men's biological clocks

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Women have long battled with their biological clocks, but with men like Tony Randall cranking out kids in their seventies, many men don't really think about their biological clocks. I...

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Can Pakistan Be Governed?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Can Pakistan be governed? That is the central question of a new article written by James Traub for this Sunday’s edition of the New York Times Magazine. Traub was in Pakistan during t...

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D.C. eyes a New York State election

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's special election day in New York State and some see this race as a barometer of how Americans regard President Obama's first few months in office. The special election is set to ...

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Home sales rise in parts of the U.S.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An uptick in new and existing home sales across the country has real estate watchers and economists hoping that the housing market might have finally hit bottom, especially in the Sou...

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The morning after: Judge rules FDA used politics, not science, to make decisions

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In 2001 dozens of public health groups around the world petitioned the FDA to make emergency contraception available over the counter, but the decision over whether to do that, and es...

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Japan wins the World Baseball Classic again

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Japanese and Korean fans packed Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles last night for the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. Japan clinched the game in the tenth inning beating ...

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Gov. Jon Corzine on buying into Geithner's toxic asset plan

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's plan to get so-called toxic assets off of the nation's bank balance sheets relies on private investment firms, including pension and hedge funds...

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Illegal immigration in the era of unemployment

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hispanic immigrants, both legal and illegal, make up eight percent of the labor force in this country. In factory towns like Morristown, Tennessee that figure almost doubles. The tens...

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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?: Cooking lessons from MFK Fisher

Friday, March 20, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version. In 1942, in the middle of World War II and at the start of food rationing, the writer MFK Fisher published How to Cook...

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We're all Swedes now: Bo Lundgren heads to the Hill

Thursday, March 19, 2009

In the 1990s, Sweden was facing a financial crisis that is eerily similar to what the U.S. now faces. To recover from that, they nationalized the banks and bought up the bad debt. The...

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Stopping stop-loss

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Imagine volunteering for the U.S. Army, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then, just when you are about to head home after an honorable job well done, your commanding officer hand...

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Creative re-branding in dour times

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In trying economic times, even the most popular brands fade away. In the UK the famous American brand Woolworth's has all but shuttered its windows, save for one store that's survived...

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Seeking a solution, Sharia law in Pakistan causes problems

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In an attempt to quell the fighting with Taliban militants, the government in Pakistan's embattled Swat Valley has agreed to allow the extremely conservative Sharia religious law to b...

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