Running the Race

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kirsten Gillibrand (C) speaks as New York Gov. David A. Paterson (R) and former Sen. Al D'Amato look as she is annoucned to be Paterson's choice to fill NY's vacant Senate seat in Jan. 2009. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

We check in on the state of the presidential campaign and the races that could determine control of the House and Senate. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days takes on the role of race in the election with Tricia Rose; and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad talks about two classic episodes and fields listener questions about the show.

Campaign Crunch Time

Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, talks about the presidential election, plus the battle for control of the House and Senate.

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30 Issues: Romney, Obama and Race

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Race as a factor in the election. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Jad Abumrad on Making Radiolab

Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab and 2011 MacArthur fellow, talks about his favorite Radiolab episodes, how the show gets made, and takes your calls.

→ Bonus: Jad's Picks

1. Follow on Twitter: Vaughanbell, Andrew_zolli; brainpicker

2. BBQ you should eat: Smoke Joint, Fort Greene

3. Music you should BUY: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

4. Short Stories You Should Read: Anything by Tim Kreider

5. What You Should Drink: Kings County Kentucky Bourbon

→ Episodes, Audio, and More Discussed on the Show

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