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One Person's Trash Is Obama Supporters' Treasure

As soon as Barack Obama's speech was over, scavengers got to work. More than 80,000 people had jammed Denver's football stadium to watch Obama make history by becoming the first black man to be nominated for president by a major political party. Speech-goers picked up anything they could get their hands on — political signs, plastic cups and confetti.

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Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.