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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Michigan has more electoral votes than Iowa and New Hampshire combined. On States of the Union: why Michigan's primary hasn't gotten more media attention...and why most of the Democratic candidates won't even appear on the ballot. Underreported looks at trouble within the Federal Election Commission, and how that could affect the upcoming election. Plus, NPR’s Daniel Schorr and a collection of great love stories, from Chekhov to Munro.


Daniel Schorr

Daniel Schorr on 50+ Years of Covering Politics

NPR’s Daniel Schorr has covered politics in print throughout the administrations of twelve presidents! His new book of political analysis past and present is Come to Think of It: Notes on the Turn of the Millennium.

Event: Daniel Schorr will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, January 10 ...

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States of the Union: Michigan

Michigan has more electoral votes than Iowa and New Hampshire combined, but its upcoming January 15th primary has not gotten a lot of attention yet…and most of the Democratic candidates’ names won’t even appear on the ballot. We look into how the state has dealt with a faltering economy, a ...

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Jeffrey Eugenides on Great Love Stories

Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides author Jeffrey Eugenides has edited a new collection of love stories, My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro. He says the book is "a cure for lovesickness and an antidote to adultery."

Weigh in: What’s your favorite love story?

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Underreported: Mexico’s Murdered Grupero Singers

In Mexico, grupero musicians are being killed at an alarming rate – 13 in the past year and a half. Last month, singer Zayda Pena was shot to death in a hospital emergency room; Sergio Gomez of K-Paz de la Sierra beaten, tortured, and strangled. Maureen Meyer of the Washington ...


Underreported: FEC Shutdown and What it Means for the Elections

The Federal Election Commission (FEC), the agency that administers and enforces campaign finance laws, has essentially shut down due to a shortage of commissioners. We’ll look into the reasons behind the shortage, why the Senate has been in a stalemate over commissioner nominees, and what it could mean for the ...

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