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Slate Political Gabfest

The Multitudinous States Incarnadine Edition

Friday, November 07, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the results of the midterm elections, what's next for both parties, and the trend in ballot initiatives. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Pot and Oil in Washington, a Star-Studded Film, and Obituaries Set to Music

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Takeaway explores the future of marijuana laws and the Keystone XL pipeline, a new film starring Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, and Kal Penn, and a new album inspired by obituaries.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The 2014 Midterm Election - Your Conversation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores the results of the 2014 midterm elections and what it means for the future of American politics.

The Takeaway

Secrets Revealed in the Race for Oregon Governor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oregonians will vote this November on whether to send their governor back to office for an unprecedented fourth term. 

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WNYC News

NY Senators Ask Feds To Allow Marijuana Imports

Monday, September 29, 2014

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said there's evidence marijuana may help 60,000 epileptic New Yorkers who aren't responding to conventional treatments.

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The Takeaway

Police Chief: Marijuana-Related Crimes on the Rise

Thursday, July 31, 2014

While The New York Times editorial board has enthusiastically endorsed legalizing marijuana across the country, not everyone is so sure. Communities neighboring states where the drug is now legal are increasingly worried about increases in marijuana-related crimes.

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The Takeaway

Is It Practical to Legalize Marijuana in America?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

This week, The Takeaway's partner The New York Times launched "High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization."  Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor for The New York Times, explains why the paper took this stance.

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WNYC News

Fake Marijuana is Real Cause for Alarm

Monday, July 28, 2014

Officials are warning New Yorkers about the dangers of smoking synthetic marijuana.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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The Takeaway

Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fate of Afghan Translators, Foreign Aid to Central America, and Marijuana Goes on Sale in Washington

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

1. Influx of Child Migrants Sees No Easy Solutions  |  2. Dr. Who Fans: Look Away Now | 3. Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales | 4. The Fate of the Afghan Translators Who Aided the U.S. Military

WNYC News

As Senate Session Ends, Battles Continue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New York's legislative session comes to a close Thursday, and there's still plenty of unfinished business.

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WNYC News

Marijuana Bill Sponsors Hold Private Meeting with Cuomo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sponsors of a medical marijuana bill are holding out hope that it will pass before the legislative session ends.

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WNYC News

Marijuana-Based Medicine for Children to be Tested in New York

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New York children who have drug-resistant seizures may be able to take a marijuana-based medication, if new clinical trials are successful.

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The Takeaway

Native Americans: The Next to Legalize Marijuana?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The dire need for a boost to the economy is why the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council's economic committee started looking into legalizing marijuana on the reservation this year. Many say it is something that tribe members of all ages seemed interested in.

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WQXR Blog

Denver Urges Colorado Symphony to Cancel Marijuana Concerts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Denver city attorney's office issued letters Thursday warning the orchestra that the series could violate state laws against public consumption of marijuana.

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Conducting Business

Colorado Symphony Sparks Up a Concert Series for Marijuana Users

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In a bid to attract a new and younger audience, the Denver-based orchestra has announced "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," four marijuana-themed concerts.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Will Dismiss Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Report Says

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. 

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WNYC News

Activists Toke Up, But No Arrests at NJ Capitol

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WNYC

At 4:20 p.m., activists pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana lit joints and ate pot brownies as police watched from the steps of the New Jersey State House.

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New Jersey News

The Risks Parents Take to Get Their Kids Medical Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Delays in New Jersey's medical marijuana program have desperate parents importing it from other states, and making their own concoctions for young and disabled children.

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