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Jennifer Hsu

Video Producer

Jennifer Hsu appears in the following:

For the algae company Bionavitas, one problem solved for making biofuels

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


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John Hockenberry, powered by biofuel

Tuesday, February 03, 2009



The Takeaway is on a Power Trip, taking an in-depth look at the future of energy: technologies, ideas, innovators, and your stories about the one thing that you won't give up to save energy.

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Welcome to the World Economic Forum, please leave a message

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A message from the welcoming committee at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

For the actual news from Davos, listen to our segment with the New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin.

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Behind the scenes with the first gay and lesbian band to march in a presidential inauguration parade

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Introducing The Wire: Connecting Takeaway listeners to the streets of D.C. on Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Video: Should I be sad, sober and serious about Blagojevich?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Video: Femi's Fab Five

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Takeaway’s news anchor Femi Oke remembers the five top stories that made the team smile in 2008.


The Singing Ambassador: Producer Kent DePinto talks about booking the U.S. ambassador for Paraguay for his newly discovered singing talent.

Banjo brain surgery: Femi Oke talks about Eddie Adcock, the musician who played his banjo while having brain surgery.


Grease Is the Word: When producer Noel King found out that thieves were stealing grease from restaurants, she did some detective work to find a real Grease Detective.


Joking with Terrance McKnight: The Takeaway’s music contributor Terrance McKnight tells all about the moment when he suddenly lost the power of speech.


Milking a story: Newswriter Stephanie Hughes recalls her first day on the job and an unforgettable story about P.E.T.A. and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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Obama supporters in New York City’s Harlem react to the election of America’s first black president

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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The importance of winning central Florida, “the battleground region of the biggest battleground state”

Monday, November 03, 2008



ORLANDO, FLORIDA — I met up with Aubrey Jewett, a University of Central Florida political science professor, to find out why the “I-4 corridor,” a stretch running from Daytona on the Atlantic coast all the way over to the Tampa on Florida’s west coast, is critical to winning the presidential election. Jewett explains why this once Republican region is slowly turning Democratic.
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Unemployed in central Florida: Voices behind the vote

Saturday, November 01, 2008

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BUENAVENTURA LAKES, FLORIDA — While visiting an early voting location in Buenaventura Lakes, less than 10 miles from Disney World, I was intrigued by one voter, David Fernandez Rido. He’s an unemployed small-business owner who is struggling to make his mortgage payments and find a job in this depressed economy. Like nearly one in two residents of this community, he’s Hispanic. He’ll soon be in the majority.
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Yes, We Van! Early voting made easy for university students in central Florida (Republicans accepted)

Friday, October 31, 2008

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Early voting in Central Florida’s Orange County has already dwarfed 2004. Four years ago, a total of 79,000 people voted. Today, with two more days left in early voting, some 114,000 people have already turned out here.

Part of that total comes from the “Yes, We Van!” shuttles at the University of Central Florida. These students have been running vans from campus to early voting sites. They’re supporting Obama for the presidency, but they’ll take any student who wants to vote. Takeaway producer Jennifer Hsu rode along.
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Unconventional polls

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The most accurate polls around might be a little on the unconventional side: Halloween mask sales, schoolchildren, coffee cups, and cookies.

Mary Beth Williams hits the streets of New York to look at this year's "Xtreme" polls:

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Takeaway listeners talk politics

Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Femi Oke meets up with some Takeaway Listeners in New York after the last of the presidential debates. Fresh from watching John McCain and Barack Obama debate, they make television political pundits look like pussycats.
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So how many times did Sarah Palin wink?

Friday, October 03, 2008


It felt like Sarah Palin was winking at me constantly during last night’s vice-presidential debate. But in fact she only winked four times. I know, because I went through the entire broadcast and counted….

Wink #1: “And the American workforce is the greatest in this world, with the ingenuity and the work ethic that is just entrenched in our workforce. That’s a positive. That’s encouragement. [Wink.] And that’s what John McCain meant.”

Wink #2: “And how long have I been [wink] at this, like five weeks? So there hasn’t been a whole lot that I’ve promised, except to do what is right for the American people.”

Wink #3: “As for disagreeing with John McCain and how our administration would work, what do you expect? A team of mavericks, of course we’re not going to agree on 100 percent of everything. As we discuss ANWR there, at least we can agree to disagree on that one. [Wink.] I will keep pushing him on ANWR.”

Wink #4: “I come from a house full of school teachers. My grandma was, my dad [wink] who is in the audience today, he’s a schoolteacher, had been for many years.”
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Your responses: Asking for $700 billion with a straight face

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has asked Americans for $700 billion to bailout financial institutions. This morning The Takeaway asked listeners and readers how they would ask for that much money. How would you ask for $700 billion?

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Chasing Huckabee, Jon Voight and youth issues with MTV Street Teamer Anthony W.

Friday, September 05, 2008

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — Last night, I met up with Anthony Wojtkowiak on the floor of the Xcel Center, right before John McCain’s acceptance speech. One of 51 state-based youth journalists who report on the presidential campaign and local politics as part of a MTV project called Street Team ‘08, Anthony came to the RNC all the way from Florida to track down some stories. As I watched him effortlessly chat with delegates from his home state, I wasn’t a bit surprised to hear that a day earlier he had scored an interview with Mike Huckabee merely by doggedly pursuing him after a press conference.

When we left the convention floor, we heard a commotion. Anthony rushed toward it, calling out “Mr. Voight, Mr. Voight.” It was actor Jon Voight; unfortunately, before Anthony even got out his first question, a publicist broke them up. Techniques that work on politicians don’t always work on celebrities, it seems.
I spoke with Anthony about getting interviews, the rising cost of education, and how technology is making street-level reporting faster and easier.
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Behind-the-scenes on the lawmaker-lobbyist party circuit

Friday, September 05, 2008

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — There were more than 300 parties thrown by lobbyists and corporations during the DNC and RNC, and to help me understand them, I turned to Nancy Watzman of the Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog group that investigates the interplay of money, lobbying and politics.

Wondering which companies sponsored events during the conventions?
AT&T
Qwest
Microsoft
Fidelity
HP
Oracle
Viacom…and many more
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Riot police surround Rage Against the Machine fans

Thursday, September 04, 2008


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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — After Governor Sarah Palin’s speech at the St. Paul convention center, I headed over to Minneapolis to check out what was going on outside the Rage Against the Machine concert. I found a dismal scene: riot police standing in formation literally fencing in the fans/protestors and released concertgoers watching on in a daze.
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