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Rundown for November 6, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 5 Comments

High Turnout, Some Problems As America Goes To The Polls

On this Election Day, we drop in on four crucial states: New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Colorado.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Voters in NY, NJ Not Deterred By Storm’s Effects

Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

12:36 PM EDT 2 Comments

Historically, Nov. 6 Has Been Good To Republicans

Since Election Day was standardized in 1845, there have been six presidential elections held on November 6. All of them have been won by the GOP candidate.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Will The Media Have Another ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ Moment?

With polls showing a dead heat, will the media get the results right? This iconic image of the Chicago Tribune’s inaccurate headline has served as a cautionary tale for journalists since 1948.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Reading Into The Presidential Reading List

Does what a president reads give insight into how he might lead? In this photo, President Theodore Roosevelt reads with his dog Skij on his lap in 1905.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Advice For The Next President

Here & Now’s Robin Young hosted an event at Boston College Law School and asked the panelists, “You have the ear of the new president. What do you tell him?”

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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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DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW's Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 23 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group's threat -- convert, leave or die -- has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22 3 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.