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Why Governor Cuomo Is Emailing You Voting Instructions

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Democratic governor sent out messages asking voters to check his name on the Women's Equality Party line. We spoke with him about his agenda, his campaign, and the money behind it.

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The Takeaway

Tensions Rise In Wake of Temple Mount Closure

Friday, October 31, 2014

A killing and an attempted assassination connected to the closure of one of Jerusalem's holiest sites has left tensions running high.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: An Election Portrait of Kentucky

Friday, October 31, 2014

Away from the press conferences and rallies, Takeaway Correspondent Todd Zwillich spoke with Kentuckians and found that many feel largely distant from this highly-watched Senate race.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NJ's 5th

Friday, October 31, 2014

Roy Cho, Democratic candidate to unseat Rep. Scott Garrett, and Scott Garrett, US Congressman (R-NJ 5th, Bergen County), make their case to the voters.

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The Takeaway

Biking & Ebola: Nurse Starts National Debate

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's likely to be a legal fight about nurse Kaci Hickox's choice to emerge from quarantine for a bike ride in Maine. But was her decision unethical?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Working Families Party Fights for its Line

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Working Families Party is calling on progressive Democrats to vote to re-elect Gov. Cuomo on their ballot line and why it matters.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

1964: China Joins Nuclear Club

Friday, October 31, 2014

This month marks the 50th anniversary of China’s first nuclear test.
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Morning Edition

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Friday, October 31, 2014

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Morning Edition

In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

Friday, October 31, 2014

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Morning Edition

Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

Friday, October 31, 2014

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.

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WNYC News

Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Friday, October 31, 2014

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cancer From a Distance, Defying Authority, and Rethinking School Sports

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Takeaway explores what it's like to a loved one battle breast cancer, we examine Kaci Hickox's Ebola quarantine defiance, and question the value of school sports.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo; NJ Candidates; and Candy Etiquette

Friday, October 31, 2014

Gov. Cuomo seeks reelection; the candidates in NJ's 5th Congressional District; Cynthia Nixon on the WFP line; a recap of our '25 Years in 25 Days' event; and Halloween do's and don'ts.

Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy warns that if marijuana is legalized — there are votes Tuesday in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. — kids will be the ones to take the hit.

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All Things Considered

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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All Things Considered

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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WNYC News

Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

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All Things Considered

Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.

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All Things Considered

The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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The Takeaway

Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy site for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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