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1964: China Joins Nuclear Club

Friday, October 31, 2014

This month marks the 50th anniversary of China’s first nuclear test.
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Morning Edition

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Friday, October 31, 2014

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Morning Edition

In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

Friday, October 31, 2014

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Morning Edition

Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

Friday, October 31, 2014

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.

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WNYC News

Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Friday, October 31, 2014

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manager recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate Cuomo

Friday, October 31, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D, WF, I, WFP) makes his case for reelection.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NJ's 5th

Friday, October 31, 2014

Roy Cho, Democratic candidate to unseat Rep. Scott Garrett, and Scott Garrett, US Congressman (R-NJ 5th, Bergen County), make their case to the voters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo; NJ Candidates; and Candy Etiquette

Friday, October 31, 2014

New York Governor Cuomo on his campaign for reelection; the candidates in NJ's 5th Congressional District; a recap of our '25 Years in 25 Days' event; and Halloween do's and don'ts.

Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy warns that if marijuana is legalized — there are votes Tuesday in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. — kids will be the ones to take the hit.

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All Things Considered

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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All Things Considered

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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WNYC News

Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

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All Things Considered

Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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The Takeaway

Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy site for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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The Takeaway

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thomas Menino has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a hugely important figure in Boston, and was elected mayor five consecutive times.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: The Battle for Hearts & Mines

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been touring the South all week. His latest dispatch comes from coal country—he explains the battle for hearts and mines in Centertown, KY.

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The Takeaway

The FCC Vote That May Change The Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two upcoming FCC actions could fundamentally alter the future and structure of the Internet. One former FCC commissioner explains what you need to know.

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The Takeaway

Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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