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Rundown for September 4, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Democrats Plan Hard Fight In North Carolina

President Obama won North Carolina by about 14,000 votes in 2008. But Rick Thames, editor of the Charlotte Observer, says Obama faces a challenge to win the state this year.

12:15 PM EDT 11 Comments

The View From Church: President Obama’s First Term

We stopped by the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to see how the African-American community views President Obama.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Behind In Fundraising, Democrats Look To Convention As ‘Last Best Hope’

Politico reports that Democratic operatives feel the DNC may be their last best chance to catch up with conservative Super PACS.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Speeches From Conventions Past

We look at convention speeches– sometimes it’s the losing candidate who comes up with the real winner.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Michelle Obama Expected To Highlight President’s Softer Side

First Lady Michelle Obama will take the podium at the DNC tonight. Much like Ann Romney, Mrs. Obama is expected to focus on her husband’s humanity.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Tweeting Political Poetry In ‘Tweet Land Of Liberty’

Author Elinor Lipman has vowed on both Facebook and Twitter to write a political poem on Twitter every day until the election.

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

March 25 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 13 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.

March 24 7 Comments

Britain’s ‘Greatest Complainer’ Doesn’t Get Mad, He Gets Even

Jasper Griegson is a complaint expert and wrote over 5,000 complaint letters on behalf of readers of the British newspaper, The Daily Express.

March 24 13 Comments

Flushable Wipes Wiping Out Sewer Systems

It turns out flushable wipes aren't septic-safe -- and they've been wreaking havoc on London's sewer system and systems around the world.