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?
Election officials in New Jersey are scrambling to make sure that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy doesn’t prevent people from voting.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Opposition leader Olga Bielkova says the attempt by the police to disperse protesters overnight in Ukraine was yet another instance of the country’s president breaking a promise.1 Comment | more »
Marianne Mollmann, director of programs at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, joins us to discuss gay rights from India to Uganda.4 Comments | more »
In the early 1980s, Nelson Mandela’s name was virtually unknown in the United States. In fact, it was Steve Biko, who first put the struggles of black South Africans into public consciousness in the U.S.9 Comments | more »