Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Re-opening Lady Liberty's Crown

Friday, July 03, 2009

This 4th of July weekend, the Statue of Liberty’s crown will re-open; visitors can take the 12-story spiral steps leading up the narrow passage to see what may be the best view in the...

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Do-It-Yourself Fireworks (Safely)

Friday, July 03, 2009

This weekend, many of us will be enjoying fireworks as we celebrate the Fourth of July —from the safety of a public park with professionals handling all those explosives. But our gues...

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Mourning at the Apollo Theatre and in Motown

Friday, June 26, 2009

After the news of Michael Jackson’s death, his fans went out into the streets and to the places that he was associated with in their cities. Togther, they shared memories, listened to...

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The Stonewall Riots and the Battle for Gay Rights

Friday, June 26, 2009

Timeline of gay rights since the Stonewall Riots » Forty years ago this weekend, while the nation was mourning the death of singer Judy Garland, New York City police raided a ...

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Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Advocacy Agency

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Elizabeth Warren, the Chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel that monitors how the government spends its TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) money, has spent her career advo...

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Major League Baseball: The End of the Fehr Era

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Major League Baseball is losing an icon. Don Fehr is retiring after 26 years. He's not a second baseman or even a coach. He's the executive director of the Major League Baseball Playe...

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Iran: Understanding the Unrest

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

To help put the unrest in Iran into perspective, we turn to three different voices from the Iranian and Iranian-American community. Kelly Niknejad is editor and founder of the Iranian...

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Covering Iran from the Inside and Beyond

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Most representatives of the foreign press have been expelled from Iran. Who's covering the story now, and how trustworthy is the reporting? And what are the differences between the W...

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The Changing Role of Fathers and the Family

Friday, June 19, 2009

You might think that the image of the bumbling father is as old as parenthood itself, but just in time for Father’s Day, The Takeaway talks to one father who says differently. Jeremy ...

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Was It Or Wasn't It? Monitoring Iran's Election For Fraud

Friday, June 19, 2009

The question of whether the presidential election results in Iran were fair may never be answered. The BBC's Jonathan Marcus joins us with his analysis of the unfolding situation. And...

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Urban Planning and the Environment

Friday, June 12, 2009

For the last twenty five years, America has built-up the suburbs. But now Americans are beginning to rethink whether these communities are environmentally sustainable. Joining The Tak...

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Denver's Design for the Future: The "New Suburbia"

Friday, June 12, 2009

In Denver, Colorado, a group of urban planners and architects gather this week to debate urban design. How can suburbia and downtown get closer? Joining The Takeaway from Denver is El...

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Riding the Rails: Upgrading Transportation in Denver

Friday, June 12, 2009

Like many cities, Denver is struggling to connect its suburbs to its downtown, and to create a new kind of city center. Continuing our series on the New Urbanism, The Takeaway talks...

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How Gentrification Changes a City

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the past 50 years, Denver has grown from a small city to a sprawling metropolitan region. With urban sprawl comes gentrification. The Takeaway caught up with Andres Duany, the foun...

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Waiting for the Train: A City Safari in Denver

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This week The Takeaway is examining Denver as a laboratory for how the American city and surrounding suburbs are changing. The so-called "new urbanists" are pushing for more walkable...

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City of the Future? Denver's New Urbanism

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This week The Takeaway looks at how cities are reinventing themselves for a world that doesn't depend on cars. Transportation writer (and Takeaway Contributor) Matt Dellinger ...

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Mission Impossible: Finding Flight 447's Black Boxes

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Family members continue to mourn the loss of the 228 lives aboard Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic ocean on its way to Paris from Brazil. What caused the crash m...

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The LA Lakers and the Orlando Magic Head To the NBA Finals

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Game on! The NBA Finals start tonight, with the Lakers facing off against the Orlando Magic in what should be a great NBA series. The Takeaway’s sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin...

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GM Is In for a Wild Ride

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

GM executives are about to take a wild ride as the company restructures itself under bankruptcy protection. To describe how that process will work -- and if it will work -- is Mark La...

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Securing Your Cyber World

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This week President Obama will unveil a much anticipated report on his plans to make the internet secure. He is also likely to name his new cyber-security czar. James Lewis consulted ...

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