Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

The Legacy: Reactions to Obama's NAACP Speech

Friday, July 17, 2009

As the NAACP wrapped up the celebration of its 100-year history, President Barack Obama stopped by to address the crowd. Joining us with their reactions to the president's speech and ...

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Benjamin Jealous and the Next Generation at the NAACP

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This week the NAACP kicked off a six-day convention celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Even with Barack Obama as our first African American president, the NAACP sees its work as fa...

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The Obama Administration and the Legacy of the NAACP

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This week the NAACP is convening for its centennial celebration in New York City and The Takeaway is talking to leaders from around the country about the future of this 100-year old i...

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DJ Spooky: Civil Rights Unbound

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Throughout the last century, the struggle of the civil rights movement has been documented in photos, speeches, poems and paintings. Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, mixed clips from...

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A Talk with GM's Bob Lutz: New Cars, New Goals

Monday, July 13, 2009

On Friday General Motors emerged from bankruptcy after only forty days in Chapter 11. Now they’re trying to project the image of the “new” GM. What new cars will they roll out—and wh...

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Are Kids Naturally Racist?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Every Monday, The Takeaway focuses on the family. Today, author Jeremy Adam Smith joins us to talk about his young son and discuss the provocative question of whether parents unconsci...

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Energy Use: Keeping Down with Your Neighbors

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

It's widely believed that if you knew how much energy you used every day, you'd be more motivated to cut back. But what if you also knew how much your neighbors used? Would you be eve...

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Healthy Eating: Lunchtime in Baltimore

Monday, July 06, 2009

Local produce, farm-to-table dining, it's all the rage in foodie circles—and now, in the Baltimore public schools. For years, school systems have vowed to make lunch healthier and tas...

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Getting to the Altar Without Going Broke

Monday, July 06, 2009

A multi-million-dollar industry has been pushing brides to spend more and more money in the search for a "perfect day." But now the average amount spent on weddings is beginning to go...

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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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