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Thursday, October 04, 2012

US President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) participate in the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

PolitiFact editor Bill Adair fact-checks last night’s presidential debate. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days examines the relationship between economic inequality and the all-volunteer military with journalist and military spouse Kristin Henderson and then Richard H. Kohn, professor emeritus of Peace, War and Defense; Khan Academy’s Salman Khan on open-source education; and an analysis of Governor Romney and President Obama’s body language during last night’s debate.

Politifact-Checking the First Debate

Bill Adair, founder and editor of PolitiFact, provides a fact check of the first Obama-Romney debate, from claims about Romney's tax plan to Obama's health care proposal.

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Open Phones: The "Listener Elite" Judge The Debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in the first general election debate of the 2012 campaign last night. Listeners, the "media elite" seems to have given Romney the win, but do you really think it was that lopsided? Let's convene the "listener elite" to evaluate the debate. How were you watching? Who did best, on which points? Let us know!

→ Post-Debate Resources: Transcript | AP Fact-Check | WNYC Live-Chat Transcript

→ Your #ListenerElite Twitter Reactions

→ See Full Video and Video Highlights Below

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Salman Khan Reimagines Education

Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy and author of the new book The One World School House: Education Reimagined, presents his vision for the future of education.

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30 Issues: Troops and Veterans

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: What's wrong — and right with the current government treatment of active and returned military personnel. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Optics of Last Night's Debate

Josh King, corporate communications executive, former director of production for presidential events in the Clinton White House and host of the podcast "Polioptics," picks apart the body language, stagecraft, and other subtle elements of last night's debate.

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