All Things Considered

Weekday Evenings 2-3, 3:30 - 5:30, & 6-7
Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Audie Cornish
Jackie Fortier

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2:54pm

Tue October 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Re-Election Campaign Reveals A President Looking For The Right Balance

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 3:26 pm

President Obama's performance in the first presidential debate cost him a lot.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

As this long election comes to end, Superstorm Sandy is offering a chance for President Obama to showcase his leadership skills one last time.

For Obama, this campaign has truly been a fight against the elements: a painfully slow economic recovery and a political landscape in which the Republicans swept the table just two years ago. The Obama campaign, with its trademark discipline and meticulous organization, set out to overcome these obstacles.

But the long campaign has also put the spotlight on features of Obama's own personality and performance.

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1:45pm

Tue October 30, 2012
CO VOTE 2012

Marijuana Possession Arrests Up Despite Medical Cards

Coloradans will decide whether to legalize marijuana on Nov. 6
Stephen Swofford Colorado Public News

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation reports that 10,259 people were arrested in the state for possession of marijuana last year, despite the fact that 100,000 people now have the legal right to use medical marijuana.

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1:00pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Election

Sorting Out Last-Minute Confusion Over Mail Ballots

Erin O'Toole KUNC

Nearly a million Coloradans have already cast ballots for next week’s election. But some in Summit County say they’re still waiting for their mail-in ballots that should have arrived two weeks ago.

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12:03pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Music Reviews

Neil Young Still Vital On 'Psychedelic Pill'

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 10:51 am

Crazy Horse doesn't just redeem Neil Young's mawkish moments — it transforms them. From left, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, Neil Young and Billy Talbot are Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
Julie Gardner Courtesy of the artist

10:36am

Tue October 30, 2012
China: Change Or Crisis

In China, A Ceaseless Quest To Silence Dissent

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 9:06 pm

A bloodied woman is helped by demonstrators after clashes with police in a protest against an industrial waste pipeline in Qidong, Jiangsu province, on July 28. The Chinese government devotes enormous resources to suppressing dissent, but opposition to government policies is increasingly common.
Carlos Barria Reuters/Landov

China is about to get new leaders for the first time in a decade, and it comes at a crucial moment for the world's most populous nation. Economic growth, which surged for decades, has slowed. Demands for political reform have increased and the Communist Party has been hit by scandal. In a series of stories this week, NPR is examining the multiple challenges facing China. In this story, Louisa Lim looks at China's pervasive efforts to maintain order.

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