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October 25, 2014 | KRCU · State Rep. Mike Bost’s rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR’s Scott Simon through the list.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it’s like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It’s part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.
 

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October 24, 2014 | GPB · As the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South, Rep. John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he’s managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · Maine’s Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota’s Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration’s blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.
 

 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room” and “I Feel Free.”
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.
 

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October 25, 2014 | KRCU · State Rep. Mike Bost’s rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.
 

Arts & Life

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · For decades, Florence Henderson, who presided over the Brady Bunch, was America’s perfect Mom. We’ll ask Henderson three questions about the Ig Nobels — awarded for real, if ridiculous, research.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Chuck Palahniuk aims for piquant social satire in his new novel, but reviewer (and longtime fan) Jason Sheehan finds his fandom severely dented by lazy characterizations and lack of actual satire.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Farah’s latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It’s the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.
 

Music

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room” and “I Feel Free.”
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, “Monster Mash” aside, what of Halloween?
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · The Danish String Quartet doesn’t live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.
 

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