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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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.