1:47am

Fri November 16, 2012
Around the Nation

Obama Promises To Follow Through With Sandy Rebuilding

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 3:10 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

President Obama returned yesterday to the scene of Hurricane Sandy's devastation; this time, visiting hard-hit areas of New York. He promised to stick with residents until the rebuilding effort is complete. Here's NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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1:47am

Fri November 16, 2012
Economy

Everyone 'Has To Participate' To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 2:26 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Listen carefully to both President Obama and Republican leaders, and you hear hints of room for compromise. They're talking of taxes and spending as a deadline approaches, December 31st, when higher taxes and spending cuts would take effect. That would reduce the federal deficit, but also damage the economy, according to forecasters.

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12:37am

Fri November 16, 2012
Planet Money

It's Legal To Sell Marijuana In Washington. But Try Telling That To A Bank.

Originally published on Mon November 19, 2012 11:03 am

David McNew Getty Images

Voters in Washington and Colorado just approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use. But businesses that want to sell marijuana in those states will face a problem: No bank wants to do business with them.

I called several banks in Washington. I called a local credit union, a tiny bank in the San Juan islands. Everybody said basically the same thing. Even if selling marijuana is legal under state law, it's still illegal under federal law. And banks and credit unions worry that this could get them in trouble.

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12:26am

Fri November 16, 2012
It's All Politics

In California, 'Republican' Is Becoming A Toxic Label

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Citizens vote in Los Angeles County on Nov. 6.
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12:25am

Fri November 16, 2012
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

Want To Help Sandy Victims? Send Cash, Not Clothes

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 1:47 am

Volunteers sort through donated clothes in Sea Bright, N.J.
Pam Fessler NPR

Whenever there's a disaster, people want to give, and Hurricane Sandy is no exception. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, U.S. charities collected more than $174 million in donations as of Nov. 9 to help respond to the storm.

But it's not only money that has been pouring in. Relief programs have also received mountains of clothes, food and other supplies, not all of which are needed.

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12:19am

Fri November 16, 2012
Movie Interviews

Director Joe Wright On Tolstoy's Iconic Adultress

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 1:47 am

Director Joe Wright has directed just four full-length features, but he has already made his mark on Hollywood with hits like Pride and Prejudice and Atonement.
Slaven Vlasic Getty Images

Leo Tolstoy's epic novel Anna Karenina has captivated readers since the 1800s — and movie directors have been among the intrigued, adapting the story over and over.

The latest is from director Joe Wright, who with Pride and Prejudice and Atonement to his credit certainly knows his way around a literary adaptation. Those films starred Keira Knightley, who has worked with Wright once again as the story's tragic heroine.

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11:53pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Politics

Friday Media Roundtable: Conflict in Gaza

Jihad Misharawi, BBC Journalist, Loses Son Omar In Israeli Strike On Gaza
AP

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of California’s new "cap and trade" program. We’ll also talk about the widening Israeli military attack on Gaza. We’ll be join by San Francisco Chronicle’s David Baker, environmental journalist Mark Schapiro and freelance journalist Mohammed Omer joins us from Gaza. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 or send and email to feedback@yourcallrado.org.

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5:29pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Education

What does Proposition 30 mean for California public schools?

This election season, possibly the most talked about ballot item in California after the presidential race was Proposition 30. For all of 2012, we’ve been hearing people support or attack Governor Jerry Brown’s tax plan for education. On November 6, the people spoke in favor of the taxes. Now that it has passed, where does this money go and how will education truly be affected by it?

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5:23pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Jazz Perspectives

Jazz Perspectives: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo was born in the West African country of Benin. She grew up listening to traditional music but was soon influenced by American rhythm and blues singers and jazz artists. She started composing at age 10, writing about political topics starting at a very early age.

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4:49pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 15, 2012

What does Proposition 30 mean for California public schools?; Court budget crisis creates long lines at legal self-help centers; and Jazz Perspectives: Angelique Kidjo.

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