Saleha Mohsin on “Big Take: DC”

“I wanted to hear how, from them, what they were doing to help people in their other parts of America, not just inside the Beltway.”

Welcome Saleha Mohsin:

We’re joined on the Starline by the Senior Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg News. She’s interview treasury secretaries in planes, trains and automobiles. Her latest project examines one big story each week. The author of “Paper Soldiers” and host of “Big Take: DC,” we welcome Saleha Mohsin.

Saleah, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Every Thursday you release a story that shaped Washington and has potential consequences for around the world. Why was this project important?

You’ve worked for The Daily Mirror, Businessweek, and blogged for the Christian Science Monitor. How has the last 10 years with Bloomberg changed the way you see news and how it is covered?

What’s the one story you are working on for a future Big Take: DC podcast that you consider interesting?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Which happens next, debt limit raised or government shutdown?

2. Favorite memory of North Cape?

3. Last non-financial based book you’ve read?

4. Yes, No or Kinda: Does economic sanctions actually stop bad actors from achieving their goals?

5. Do you go to Ikea for the meatballs or to shop?

6. Favorite type of yogurt?

7. Person you are the closest with at Bloomberg News that you don’t work directly with?

8. Favorite Halloween costume that wasn’t a Pakistani princess?

Sneaking In Two More:

Looking back at your time at University of Cincinnati, how did writing at the school newspaper prepare you for today?

How does the podcast help others?

One Big Question:

What’s the biggest upcoming potential financial nightmare that people aren’t talking about but they should?

The Wrap:

Saleha Mohsin wants you to read her book “Paper Soldiers”; listen to the “Big Take: DC” podcast. Don’t touch the Milano cookies at her local grocery store. Because they are meant for her.

Saleha, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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Bloomberg’s Saleha Mohsin shares one reported story a week about how money, politics, and power shape Washington — and the consequences for people in America and all over the world.

Saleha Mohsin is the Senior Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg News, covering policy, politics, and power in Washington, D.C. An Ohio native, she previously lived in Oslo, Norway, and in London.

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