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Jen Poyant

Senior Producer, The Takeaway

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Running the numbers on Congress

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Blogger Nate Silver made his name by using his skills as a baseball statistician to call the presidential race for Obama back in March. His site—FiveThirtyEight.com became the go-to spot for obsessive poll-watchers during the elections. Now he’s turned his attention to Congress and what numbers can foretell about the Legislative Branch in 2009.

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Exotic Christmas cuisine from around the world

Thursday, December 25, 2008

African lungfish, fermented shark in Iceland and porcupine are all typical Christmas cuisine. The Takeaway takes a look at some traditional (and some weird) Christmas dishes from around the world. We're joined by food writer and TV personality Andrew Zimmern.

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The Chicago Cubs, a newspaper and a fallen politician

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Of all the sordid details aired in the criminal complaint handed down to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, one stuck out in Jeff Beresford-Howe’s mind. Find out how Wrigley Field may have factored into the latest gubernatorial scandal to rock the nation.

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What President-elect Barack Obama needs to know about Latin America

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"The reason for the terrible image is one single word: Iraq."
— Jorge Castañeda on the U.S.'s image in Latin America

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A page in America's briefing book: The CIA

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Recent terrorism in South Asia poses challenges for the CIA.

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NAFTA turns fifteen

Monday, December 08, 2008

"Everytime I buy a piece of clothing, I look at the label and I can probably tell you the particular trade program under which it was made."
— Edward Alden on NAFTA

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's last hearings at GITMO

Monday, December 08, 2008

"The CIA have admitted to waterboarding him, so you're going to have big questions about the admisability of evidence in federal courts."
— Jonathan Mahler on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial

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From Plaxico to ticket prices: Sports roundup

Friday, December 05, 2008

Rogue football players, baseball winter meetings and ticket pricing.

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Tracking the underemployed amid a financial crisis

Monday, December 01, 2008

They’re called many things in today’s job market: the part-time worker, the contingent worker, temporaries, distressed, discouraged, fill-ins, per diems, freelancers, permalancers and contractors. These workers make up a gray area in the labor market and many of them would like full time work, and the benefits that go with it, but can’t find those jobs. As the first installment of a new series at The Takeaway, hosts John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji take a look at the underemployed and how they fit into a labor market squeezed by a deepening recession.

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What President-elect Obama needs to know about NATO

Monday, December 01, 2008

Our series America's Briefing Book continues with former Supreme Commander of NATO General (Ret.) Wesley Clark helping us find out what President-elect Barack Obama needs to know about NATO. Clark names some external security challenges for Barack Obama, including finding the right way to get out of Iraq. He says this accord between Iraq and the US is positive but not the final answer. Clark also says we have to have a strategy for Afghanistan that works and use non-military units of power more.

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"The Hugo Chavez Show" reveals the bombastic Venezuelan president and his rise to power

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ten years ago, Hugo Chavez became the president of Venezuela, and he's been working to increase his influence and profile ever since. The Venezuelan leader is the subject of a new PBS/FRONTLINE documentary which chronicles Chavez’s rise to power and how he uses his leadership style to hold on to the presidency.
"He lost the biggest shanty town in Latin America — in other words — the poor. And I don't know what he will make of that."
— Ofra Bikel on Hugo Chavez and the recent elections in Venezuela

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What President-elect Obama needs to know about gun policy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Taking on an issue like gun regulation in the US can mean political suicide for even the savviest of politicians. Nate Persily, law professor and political scientist at Columbia, joins the Takeaway to talk about what President-elect Barack Obama needs to know about gun policy during his first term in office.
"It's often described as Guns, Gays and God,"
— Nate Persily on the most controversial political issues

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A diplomacy briefing for Obama

Monday, November 24, 2008

With rumors that Senator Hillary Clinton will accept the key position of secretary of state in President-elect Obama’s Cabinet, the nation is starting envision what American diplomacy will look like after President Bush.

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An education briefing for Obama

Friday, November 21, 2008

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Credit care deliquencies rise

Friday, November 21, 2008

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L.A. Tea Fire: Firefighters catching a break

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Bailout: Who profits?

Monday, November 17, 2008

"The actual work is being contracted out to private companies -- to Wall Street banks, to banks like Bank of New York, Mellon. In many cases these are the companies that are at the heart of the crisis itself."
--Naomi Klein on the similarities between the economic bailout and the Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority

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Congress mulls an auto bailout

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Veterans Day: Honoring vets of Vietnam, Korea

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"If you're not at war, you're always training for it. You train for war, pray for peace." — Corporal John Hall, U.S. Marine Corps. John and Adaora talk with veterans of the Vietnam War and the Korean War about how they're spending Veterans Day and what it means to them.

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Veterans Day: Honoring vets of WWII, Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

John and Adaora talk with veterans of World War II and the war in Iraq about how they're spending Veterans Day and what it means to them.

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