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A worker secures a tent for the Republican National Convention at Tampa Bay Times Forum as the region prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac.

On today’s show: More from the Republican National Convention! Also, the GOP says it needs to win 40 percent of the Hispanic vote to win in November. We’ll look at whether it's going to get it with the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. Josh Garrett-Davis tells about growing up on the Great Plains, a seemingly empty part of the country that is actually a rich and complex place. Ben Fountain talks about his novel about the survivors of the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal, a ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents. Plus, financial planner Carl Richards on why we make such stupid decisions with our money...and why we have too much stuff.