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September 17, 2014 Comment

District Profile: The Race To Fill An Open Seat In Iowa’s Third

Democrat Staci Appel and Republican David Young are in a close race to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat.

September 12, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Florida’s 26th Congressional District

Incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia is facing Republican candidate Carlos Curbelo.

September 4, 2014 Comment

District Profile: New Jersey’s Third Congressional

Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard are vying for a seat left open by former NFL player Jon Runyan.

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Up For Grabs But Leaning Right In Wisconsin’s Sixth

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman and Democratic county executive Mark Harris are vying for retiring Rep. Tom Petri’s seat.

August 21, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Michigan’s 11th Congressional Race

In this week’s installment of District Profiles, we look at the race between Democrat Bobby McKenzie and Republican David Trott.

August 11, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Mississippi’s 4th, A Conservative Stronghold

Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo and Democrat Matt Moore are facing off in Mississippi’s fourth congressional district.

July 31, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Virginia’s 7th Congressional

Republican candidate David Brat, who defeated Rep. Eric Cantor in the primary, will face Democrat Jack Trammell in November.

July 16, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country

In West Virginia’s third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall.

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

District Profile: California’s 52nd Congressional

KPBS’s Claire Trageser offers a primer on the race between freshman incumbent Democrat Scott Peters and Republican Carl Demaio.

July 2, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Colorado’s 6th Congressional

Meghan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio discusses the race between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and Democrat Andrew Romanoff.

June 24, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Nevada’s 3rd Congressional

Republican Congressman Joe Heck of Nevada will face Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray in November.

June 18, 2014 3 Comments

District Profile: Texas’s 23rd Congressional

Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego of Texas will face Republican Will Hurd this November, in a race expected to be close.

June 12, 2014 3 Comments

District Profile: Georgia’s 12th Congressional

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Adam Ragusea says even if Rep. John Barrow keeps his seat, “he’s going to be an endangered species.”

June 3, 2014 Comment

District Profile: New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional

In this new series, we’re touching down in a different congressional district each week, leading up to the midterm elections.

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Robin and Jeremy

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

September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 40 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.