10:44am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Picture Show

America's Big Backyard Pot Business

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 8:49 am

A documentary project takes a peek behind the scenes of marijuana production.
H. Lee

"You're driving up from redwood country, in the most beautiful park in America ... and when it's not on your radar, you have no idea it exists," says photographer H. Lee — referring to the marijuana industry that has proliferated, though unofficially, in that region of Northern California.

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9:58am

Wed November 7, 2012
Shots - Health News

With Obama's Victory, Health Law Stays On Track

In June, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was making the case for the repeal of the administration's health law. With his defeat, the law is looking secure.
Charles Dharapak AP

After a shaky few years, President Obama's health care legacy looks secure.

His health overhaul law barely made it through Congress and to his desk. Then there were the legal challenges, launched when the ink of his signature was barely dry, that were resolved by a surprising Supreme Court ruling in June.

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9:30am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Tell Us: Why Did Obama Win?

President Obama celebrating early this morning in Chicago.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images
  • NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Pew's Michael Dimock

Two-Way readers were pretty smart about when we would hear who won the White House.

It was 11:29 p.m. ET last night when we posted the news that "Obama wins."

And:

"Between 10 p.m. ET and midnight Tuesday" was the most popular choice by the 13,801 readers who answered our "when will we know who won?" question. It was picked by 32.2 percent.

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9:06am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Did Obama Win Or Did Romney Lose?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're sure you know this by now, but just in case, President Obama won reelection and will serve a second term in office.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I believe we can seize this future together, because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We are not cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America.

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9:06am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Former Speechwriters On Message

Host Michel Martin has been checking in with two former speechwriters throughout the election season to sort through the rhetoric, and find out what messages struck a chord with voters. She reviews campaign messaging, and Tuesday night's victory and concession speeches with former presidential speechwriters Mary Kate Cary and Paul Orzulak.

9:06am

Wed November 7, 2012
World

Does Second Term Give Obama Foreign 'Flexibility'?

Originally published on Sun November 11, 2012 5:34 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, we want to turn to the international arena. The race for the White House last night had people around the world glued to their TVs and radios and reaction is pouring in from political figures around the globe.

Here is a small sample of what we've been hearing, starting with a spokesperson for the Afghan Foreign Ministry.

JENAN MOUSSA: We look forward to advancing our existing strong, broad, multifaceted partnership with the United States.

CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL: (Foreign language spoken)

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8:23am

Wed November 7, 2012
Election 2012

Today on Your Call: How has the 2012 election changed the state and the country?


  On today's Your Call, it’s our post-election roundup!  It's the day after Election Day, we’ll speak with Brian Leubitz of Calitics and Andrea Seabrook, former NPR reporter. What races and propositions were you watching closely and how did they do?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. What do the results tell us about where we are today and what’s in store for the next four years? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:

Andrea Seabrook, former NPR reporter, now the host of DecodeDC 

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8:16am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Fall On 'Fiscal Cliff' Fears

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 1:02 pm

On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
Allison Joyce Getty Images

On the day after voters returned President Obama to the White House and kept Democrats in control of the Senate and Republicans in control of the House:

"Investors pulled back sharply ... [amid] rising worries about the upcoming fiscal fight in Congress," The Wall Street Journal writes.

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7:55am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Salt

California Rejects Labeling Of Genetically Modified Food; Supporters Vow To Fight On

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 10:14 am

Supporters of genetically modified food labeling rally last month at Los Angeles City Hall.
cheeseslave Flickr.com

What a difference $46 million in TV ad spending can make.

At least that was the consensus in the wee hours of the morning at the Yes on Proposition 37 party, held at a performance art space in San Francisco's Mission District, even before the final votes were tallied.

Outspent many times over, "we couldn't get up on the air," organizer Stacy Malkan told The Salt when it appeared the measure was going down. "You need a certain saturation to have an impact."

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7:45am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Two-Way

New York, New Jersey Brace For Nor'Easter

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 4:57 pm

New York and New Jersey, already battered by Superstorm Sandy, are bracing for winds of up to 60 mph, snow and rain.

A nor'easter is forecast to race up the east coast of the United States today and tomorrow. NPR's Richard Harris reports the National Weather Service says the storm will affect the mid-Atlantic as weel.

Richard filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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