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Rundown for November 5, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Early Voting Chaos In Florida

Are we seeing a repeat of the problems that pushed the results of the 2000 presidential election in Florida all the way to the Supreme Court?

12:10 PM EDT Comment

Election Problems Follow In Sandy’s Wake

Election officials in New Jersey are scrambling to make sure that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy doesn’t prevent people from voting.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

Lawyers Brace For Election Challenges

Lawyers for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will be heading to the polls tomorrow in droves, watching out for election problems. Provisional ballots in Ohio could be a problem, so could absentee ballots in Florida.

12:35 PM EDT 48 Comments

Will Puerto Rico Become The 51st State?

For the fourth time in 45 years, the question of statehood is on the ballot in the American territory. Analysts say the island’s hurting economy could make this vote different from the ones that came before it.

12:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Helping Kids Cope With Superstorm Sandy

As storm cleanup from Sandy continues, it raises questions about how to talk to children about natural disasters. Sesame Street’s Elmo is among those trying to offer some comfort to kids.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Steve Almond On Writing In Dialects: ‘Sometimes Ye Jist Dae It’

Steve Almond takes a look at how dialects and accents are used in books from Irvin Welsh’s new novel “Skagboys” to Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

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

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Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 40 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.