Politics

October 21, 2014 | NPR · Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing “voter fraud.”
 

October 21, 2014 | NPR · If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don’t like him.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Two million people have already voted in next month’s election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
 

October 21, 2014 | KUER · Mia Love is running again in Utah’s 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012. Now front-runner, she could become the first black female Republican elected to Congress.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Joni Ernst, who’s an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren’t responding to that.
 

October 20, 2014 | NPR · Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who’s paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.
 

October 19, 2014 | NPR · Weekend Edition Sunday’s new segment, “For the Record,” kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR’s Rachel Martin asks NPR’s Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.
 

October 19, 2014 | NPR · The midterms are just around the corner. NPR’s Rachel Martin kicks off a special series looking behind the scenes at the people who work tirelessly on campaigns. This week: the ad-makers.
 

 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · A three-run first inning was all San Francisco needed to top Kansas City and steal home field advantage. They tacked on another four runs anyway to win 7-1.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Bradlee was the editor who ushered in the paper’s golden era, overseeing its reporting during the Watergate scandal.
 

Arts & Life

October 21, 2014 | NPR · Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday’s announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · “The Hot Dog Clock” and “The Forever Diaper” are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
 

Music

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October 22, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Will Oldham may guest in this new song from rustic songwriter Doug Paisley, but the star of “Until I Find You” is visual artist Heather Goodchild.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · This week on All Songs Considered: the reunion of a band very dear to our hearts, The Flaming Lips cover Sgt. Pepper’s and selections from NPR Music’s showcase during the CMJ music festival.
 

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