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Friday, August 31, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As GOP convention coverage winds down and Mitt Romney becomes the party's official candidate, we look back on the week in Tampa with Cokie Roberts of ABC News and NPR. Linguist and political analyst John McWhorter examines the language from the convention's speeches. WNYC’s Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan explain what returning students can expect next week. Plus, #Eastwooding

Republican Convention Coverage Wrap-Up

Cokie Roberts, senior news analyst for NPR News and an ABC News political commentator, wraps up convention coverage with analysis of Romney's speech.

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Speech! Speech!

John McWhorter, linguist, New Republic contributing editor and the author of What Language Is (And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be), talks about the Republicans' rhetorical choices.

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New School Year Preview

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, and Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, talk about some of the issues facing New York City's public schools as they get ready for teachers and students next week.

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The Week in (Non-Convention) News

Josh Voorhees, editor of The Slatest, discusses the news stories we missed while covering the GOP convention.

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Open Phones: #Eastwooding

During last night's remarks at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood addressed an imaginary Obama sitting in an empty chair to his side. We'll take this conceit and run with it: if you could have a conversation with someone sitting on an empty stool next to you, who would it be, and what would you say? It doesn't have to be about politics - anyone in the stool counts. Call 212-433-9692 or post your conversation transcript below!

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