Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

On the Trail of the TARP

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Try to imagine tracking $700 billion dollars as it moves out the doors of the United States Treasury Department and into the coffers of America's biggest banks. That's essentially the...

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A Tale of Two Countries: H1N1 and Public Health

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

One of the ongoing mysteries of the H1N1 influenza outbreak is why it killed 26 people in Mexico, but only two people right across the border in the U.S. Is it simply that the virus i...

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Prom Night: Taking the economy out for a spin

Monday, May 04, 2009

It's May, which means one thing to high school students: Prom. That's right, across the country teens are biting their nails over getting invited by the right guy, lining up the limo,...

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Stressed out banks and the economy

Monday, May 04, 2009

A while ago, the federal government ordered the nation's banks to under go stress tests to see how they would fare in a severe financial crisis. The results are in. So how stressed ar...

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A word of advice for the people at Chrysler

Monday, May 04, 2009

The future of the iconic American automaker isn’t so American anymore. Last week, Chrysler filed for bankruptcy and made a deal with the Italian automaker FIAT, which will control at ...

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Keeping Earth cool with cool colors, man

Friday, May 01, 2009

Everybody is trying to do their part to reduce the effects of climate change. But most of us are also probably hoping for some major shifts in our energy infrastructure to make the b...

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United Auto Workers set to ratify concessions with Chrysler

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Officials in the Obama administration have been negotiating with the leaders of Chrysler, Fiat and the United Auto Workers to find a way to salvage Chrysler. A deal has been tentative...

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New poll shows President has improved race relations in U.S.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

After President Obama was elected there was much speculation over how his election would affect race relations here in the United States. Already, just one day shy of his 100th day in...

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So sue me

Friday, April 24, 2009

Recently on The Takeaway we’ve been following people’s credit card stories and following up on the calls that our listeners have made on the subject. One man’s story really caught ou...

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Give me some credit

Friday, April 24, 2009

It’s become a familiar story. People who pay their credit cards on time every month are seeing their interest rates go up, their monthly due dates changed without warning, and are wat...

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A win-win for wind?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Yesterday in an Earth Day pitch, the Obama administration and the Department of the Interior announced new rules that will help boost the development of offshore wind farms along our ...

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Somali Pirate heads to his first day in court

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The only Somali pirate that Americans can look to for justice in the hostage taking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama was walked into a federal court in New York yesterday— with a smil...

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Critics wary as President Obama reaches out to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

President Obama is signaling a new era of diplomacy with two Latin American nations long considered troublesome for American interests, namely Venezuela and Cuba. President Obama has ...

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President Obama, Operative in Chief, visits the CIA

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yesterday President Obama visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia and delivered a message of reassurance and renewal. His speech at the CIA came in...

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A look at the docket for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Supreme Court has set its agenda for the week and will hear arguments on two cases involving civil rights. The first case involves the strip search of a young girl by school admin...

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Laying tracks to the future of cargo shipping

Monday, April 20, 2009

Last week, President Obama announced an ambitious goal to build a high-speed passenger rail line in ten regions across the country. But even if President Obama’s plans for passenger r...

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Hold your fire: Working to stop the flow of guns to Mexico

Friday, April 17, 2009

President Obama arrived in Mexico yesterday just a day after 16 people were killed in a shoot out between suspected traffickers and soldiers near Acapulco. But President Obama didn’t ...

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Positive affirmations help improve some students test scores

Friday, April 17, 2009

Getting a little positive reinforcement from the watchful eye of a good teacher can make a big difference in the educational life of a young child, especially for a kid that’s struggl...

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Race, drugs and the changing face of the prison population

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A new report from The Sentencing Project reveals a changing demographic of prisoners who are incarcerated for drug charges. The report shows that for the first time in 25 years, since...

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The rules of engagement for snipers

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When President Obama gave the order to rescue Captain Richard Phillips who was being held hostage on a lifeboat after bandits seized his boat, the Maersk Alabama, U.S. military sniper...

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