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Monday, August 27, 2012

Here & Now On The Road

Robin Young interviewing Charlotte Commissioner Vilma Leake after church services in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the DNC. (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)Robin caught up with Ty from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)We ran into the Daily Show's Jon Stewart at a BBQ for veterans. (Here & Now)James Taylor played at Carolina Fest in Charlotte, and he'll open for President Obama on Thursday night. (Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)(Photo: Susan Hagner for WBUR)Funnel cakes at Carolinafest. (Photo: Susan Hagner for WBUR)A young busker at Carolinafest. (Photo: Susan Hagner for WBUR)(Here & Now)The Here & Now crew on radio row. (Left to right: Meghan Keane, Chris Ballman, Kevin Sullivan and Robin.)Robin spoke with residents of the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. (Here & Now)It may be Mitt Romney's week, but Ron Paul supporters aren't fading into the background. (Here & Now)Spotted in Tampa, Florida by Here & Now's Chris Ballman.During our visit to Florida for the RNC, Robin (right) touched down in the Tampa neighborhood known as "Suitcase City" to speak with HUD housing counselor Sylvia Alvarez and Tampa resident Miguel, who said his $200,000 home is now worth less than $70,000. (Chris Ballman/Here & Now)Robin sat down on radio row with Mike Winder, an LDS church member and mayor of West Valley City, Utah at the RNC in Tampa, Florida. (Tiffany Campbell/WBUR)Ann Romney fans on the convention floor at the RNC in Tampa, Florida, the night of her speech. (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)(Here & Now)

Our team is in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Democratic National Conventional, covering the speeches, and getting out into the city — We’ve been to Carolinafest (yay funnel cakes!), we met up with a number of young veterans who are becoming entrepreneurs and we ran into The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.

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August 31, 2012

After a week covering the RNC in Tampa, we’re heading to the DNC in Charlotte. Stay plugged into our Twitter feed (@hereandnowrobin and @hereandnow) and our Facebook page, to see what we’re up to. And tune in to our broadcast next week!

August 28, 2012

We packed up our radio equipment, along with extra junk food, and headed down to Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention.

We’re analyzing the big speeches, stopping by convention events and we’re also out and about in Tampa, seeing what makes this place tick.We visited the Tampa neighborhood known as “Suitcase City” to see how the foreclosure crisis is reverberating, we also spoke with the co-founder of Tampa’s Tea Party. See all our stories below.

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Here & Now Tampa Convention Coverage

Carl Hiaasen’s Florida

Gay Republicans Throw “HomoCon”

How Cuban Americans See Romney

A Tour Of Tampa’s Devastated ‘Suitcase City’

Why Political Conventions Still Matter

Tampa Tea Party Fights Public Spending On Infrastructure

RNC Draws Big Donors

Mormons Consider What Romney Nomination Means For Faith

Ron Paul Supporters Say Not So Fast

Did Air Conditioning Lead To The Rise Of A New South?

Surviving A Jump To End It All

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