On The Rise

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to the media as a television ad plays behind him.

Autism diagnosis rates are on the rise, and New Jersey has among the highest rates in the country according to a new study. Hear a conversation about why more people are getting diagnosed, and why New Jersey may be leading the pack in terms of accurate reporting. Plus: Todd Zwillich, the Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, discusses Gov. Romney’s endorsements and how the Affordable Care Act is affecting the presidential race; a conversation about the brain science behind one’s relationship with God; former Onion writer Andy Selsberg on why you should feel special; and a call-in for you to tell us what you’d do with half a billion dollars.