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Rundown for November 6, 2012
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.