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Listen: Pianist Improvises a Debate Between Obama and Romney

Monday, November 05, 2012

Gabriela Montero, a classical pianist known for her signature improvisations on themes suggested by audience members, dramatizes a debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Home Stretch Edition

Saturday, November 03, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the political impact of Hurricane Sandy and the state of the presidential race going into the final weekend. Then on the Culture Gabfest, our panelists discuss Twitter as both hyperlocal newswire and social media rumor mill during Hurricane Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nate Silver: Forecasts and Odds

Friday, November 02, 2012

Statistician and FiveThirtyEight blogger for The New York Times Nate Silver talks about forecasting elections, and the weather, plus his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Voting Post-Storm

Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC reporters Brigid Bergin and Anna Sale report on the state of voting machines and other election day logistics in storm-damaged New York and New Jersey.

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The Takeaway

Senate Races to Watch: Connecticut and Missouri

Friday, November 02, 2012

Senate races are tightening around the country, and we’re back on their trail today to take a look at the races in two key states: Connecticut and Missouri. Jason Rosenbaum is a political reporter for the St. Louis Beacon, and Colin McEnroe is the host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.

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The Takeaway

The Popular Vote and the Electoral College

Friday, November 02, 2012

In an age of complicated statistical models managed by the likes of Nate Silver and others, where does the popular vote stand? Larry Sabato, professor and Director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, explains.

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Studio 360

Sympathy for the Loser: A Greeting Card Emergency

Friday, November 02, 2012

For the candidate who loses a presidential election, it’s got to be humbling. What would you say to a friend who’s America's #1 loser? “The last thing you want is something snarky,” says David Ellis Dickerson, a former Hallmark writer (true!) who takes special requests for unusual circumstances ...

Video: Greeting Card Emergency - for The Election Loser

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Christopher Hayes on the Election

Friday, November 02, 2012

Christopher Hayes, Editor at Large of The Nation and author of Twilight of the Elites, talks about what’s been going on on the campaign trail with the presidential election just days away.

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Studio 360

Lawrence O'Donnell: Politics as Entertainment

Friday, November 02, 2012

Political candidacies now seem to be as much about narrative as experience, with each campaign vying to control “the story” of its candidate. Lawrence O’Donnell is a former senate staffer who became a writer for The West Wing, and now hosts a political show on MSNBC. Kurt spoke with him about ...

Video: Lawrence O’Donnell vs. Taggert Romney

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Studio 360

Winners: Jingles for Romney and Obama

Friday, November 02, 2012

Kurt Andersen has been struck by how bland and uncreative the presidential campaign commercials have become; the more aggressive the attack ads, the more forgettable. So he challenged you to write and perform original jingles for the candidates. The veteran Republican ad man Bob Gardner judged ...

Bonus Tracks: Hear the winning jingles

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Studio 360

Viral Videos Mash Up the Vote

Friday, November 02, 2012

There is a proliferation of blogs, videos, and other homemade political commentary thriving online in this election cycle and taking control of the story away from the campaigns and the news media. YouTube has become a breeding ground for mashup and parody videos that move virally ...

Videos: Political mash-ups gone viral

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Endorses Obama for President

Thursday, November 01, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, citing climate change, endorsed President Barack Obama on Thursday.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sasha Issenberg shows how cutting-edge social science and analytics are reshaping the modern political campaign, upending the way political campaigns are run in the 21st century. In The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns Issenberg writes about the techniques—including persuasion experiments, innovative ways to mobilize voters, heavily researched electioneering methods—and shows how they’re being used.

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The Takeaway

Senate Races to Watch: Massachusetts and Virginia

Thursday, November 01, 2012

As election day quickly approaches, the nation’s attention has been glued to Governor Romney, President Obama, and most recently Hurricane Sandy. But this November, contentious races in the Senate will also produce lasting effects on the power balance in Washington. Adam Reilly is covering the senate race in Massachusetts for WGBH and Wes Hester is covering the Virginia senate race for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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The Takeaway

Voting in a Disaster Area

Thursday, November 01, 2012

While Sandy’s main impacts have been felt on roads, in homes, and in communities, they also have the potential of being felt at the voting booth. In the storm's aftermath, will all the displaced people be able to make it to the polls? Will the absentee ballots be delivered? And in places that rely on electronic voting machines, will voting even be possible? Scott Colabella, the county clerk for Ocean County, New Jersey, explains.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: How to Vote After Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

As the region has focused on recovery efforts post-Sandy, local election officials have been working to make sure polling locations have power, displaced voters have access to absentee ballots, and any changes to polling locations gets communicated to a distracted public.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Real Clear Campaign News

Thursday, November 01, 2012

With the election less than a week away, Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at Real Clear Politics, talks about Tuesday's vote.

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The Takeaway

Hurricane Sandy's Election Impact

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 2012 election is just six days away, and voters in swing states like Virginia and Ohio are still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. How might Hurricane Sandy impact affect early voting, and voter turnout on election day? Anna Sale, reporter for It's A Free Country, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explain.

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The Takeaway

Errol Morris Gives Us 'Eleven Excellent Reasons Not to Vote'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American exceptionalism resounds through both the Republican and Democratic campaigns this year, and Americans are unique...in that only about half of us vote in presidential elections.  Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris details a few reasons why in his recent op-doc on The New York Times, "11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?"

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