Politics

October 31, 2014 | NPR · 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.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · 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.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 30, 2014 | OZY · 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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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · 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.
 

October 30, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 30, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.
 

 

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News

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That’s expanding its storied role in public health.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It’s a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of more pressing health woes.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.
 

Arts & Life

October 31, 2014 | NPR · “The more carny it got, the better I liked it,” King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · The HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand is based on a collection of stories about residents in a small town in Maine. It’s about family, friends and the tenuous relationships that make up life.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.
 

Music

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Leftover Cuties’ sound is both retro and refreshing. Hear the Los Angeles noir-pop band perform its unique interpretation of “You Are My Sunshine.”
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Thelonious Monk’s “In Walked Bud.” Then, he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of “Falling In Love with You.”
 

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