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Democratic National Convention 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Shining shoes at the DNC. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

We bring you some of the sounds from right outside of the convention center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Senator Carl Levin of Michigan joins us to talk about the economy and how it will impact the president’s re-election bid.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
(Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)

Nascar has a big presence here in Charlotte. But the racing industry is struggling.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Alan Fitzpatrick and Addy Kapur work in their office for their company, mailVU, inside the Packard Place innovation building. (Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)

Think Charlotte, and you think banking. But some in the business community say innovation, new energy and high tech will soon drive the region.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
A chef cooking at The King's Kitchen. (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)

We came across a not-for-profit restaurant in Charlotte that raises questions about separation of church and state and the role of government in charities.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton hugs President Barack Obama after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP)

Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said that Bill Clinton’s speech “will be the moment that probably re-elected Barack Obama,” but the Romney campaign had another view. We review the speech and look forward to President Obama’s speech tonight.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Artist Anthony Hamilton.

We’ll hear a Charlotte, North Carolina soundtrack — including everyone from R&B artist Anthony Hamilton to Cledus T. Judd.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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President Obama made 508 promises during the 2008 campaign, how many did he keep?

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Paula and Scott Broadwell with their children and The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

We met up with a number of young veterans who are starting everything from brewing companies to veteran education initiatives.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Washington state delegate Chris Porter from Seattle reacts during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP)

Bill Clinton is on the agenda for the DNC tonight, ahead of President Obama’s speech Thursday when he’ll accept the party’s nomination.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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Author Elinor Lipman has vowed on both Facebook and Twitter to write a political poem on Twitter every day until the election.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama waves from the podium during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday. (AP)

First Lady Michelle Obama will take the podium at the DNC tonight. Much like Ann Romney, Mrs. Obama is expected to focus on her husband’s humanity.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We look at convention speeches– sometimes it’s the losing candidate who comes up with the real winner.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Politico reports that Democratic operatives feel the DNC may be their last best chance to catch up with conservative Super PACS.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Churchgoers attend Sunday services at the Little Rock AME Zion Church. (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)

We stopped by the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to see how the African-American community views President Obama.

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Monday, September 3, 2012
A sit down in front of Duke Energy in Charlotte. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting the DNC this week. We get a report on protests preceding the convention, and Robin joins us from Charlotte to look at what’s coming up politically.

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