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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Voting booths (flickr: Nate Shepard)

It’s Election Day in the United States today. It’s a Free Country political reporter Anna Sale will discuss the most interesting issues being voted on today around the country. Plus: an informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll on the sports gambling ballot measure in New Jersey and any other issue or race you’re paying attention to today. And: legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz discusses her new book of photos of American pilgrimage sights and takes your calls on your pilgrimage list; the 11th edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised; and a conversation about instant runoff voting which they’re using in today’s San Francisco’s election.

What's On the Ballot Election Day 2011

It's A Free Country political reporter Anna Sale examines some of the key issues that will be voted on around the country today.

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NJ Gambling

New Jersey listeners, call in about how you're voting on the New Jersey Sports Betting Amendment and why. Phones will be open 212.433.WNYC, or post in the comments below.

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The Motion Carries

Washington, D.C.- based lobbyist and legislative analyst  who has served as Parliamentarian of the National Association of Parliamentarians, Thomas Balch talks about the widely used rule book for meetings he helped write, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition.

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Pilgrimage: Annie Leibovitz's America

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz discusses her new book, Pilgrimage, and her journey through this country taking photographs of American pilgrimage sights, and takes your calls on your own pilgrimage list.

EVENT: Q & A, Slide Show, and Signing November 9, 7:00 PM at the Union Square Barnes & Noble (33 East 17th Street)

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Suffolk County Executive Race

Larry Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, discusses the election of the Suffolk County Executive.

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: Today's Voting

Listeners, call in about the contests in your districts. How did you vote and why? Phones will be open 212.433.WNYC, or post in the comments below.

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Instant Runoff Voting in Today's San Francisco Election

Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote, discusses today's San Francisco election, which uses IRV (Instant Runoff Voting), also known as "ranked choice."

Watch a video below of our friends at MPR explaining Instant Runoff Voting (which is used in Minneapolis)

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