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American Anthem: The Staying Power Of 'La Bamba'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

For generations of Mexican-Americans, what we now know as Ritchie Valens' mega hit has long been an anthem of cultural pride and resistance. (This piece initially aired Oct. 14, 2018 on ATC).

2 Voters On What It Was like To Cast Their Ballots

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

They describe what it was like on Election Day. A Pennsylvania voter says her site was the busiest she'd seen it in 30 years. In Boston, an 18-year-old voted for the first time.

Key Battleground State Florida Was A Firewall For Republicans

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

In a hard-fought contest, Republican Ron DeSantis won Florida's race for governor. Rick Scott has declared victory in the tight Senate race over three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

Midterms Were Billed 'The Year Of Women' And Indeed They Were

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Female candidates gained a lot of ground in the midterm elections. More than 100 have been elected to Congress and governorships — including some historic firsts.

Wind Farm Off Massachusetts' Coast Would Harness Ocean Wind

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

The country's most productive fishing port is preparing to host a new industry. The nation's first full-scale wind farm is planned off New Bedford.

How Secure Were The Midterm Elections?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tammy Patrick, a senior adviser at the Democracy Fund Voice, a nonpartisan organization working to secure the U.S. electoral system.

Tight House Race Unfolds In California's 50th District

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:24am

In August, Incumbent GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter was indicted on charges of using campaign funds for personal expenses. Now he's facing a challenge from Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar.

In California, Some GOP Incumbents Try To Keep Seats That Went To Hillary Clinton

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:50am

California has a number of key House races to watch on Election Day. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is one of several Republicans trying to keep seats in districts that went to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In Arizona, A Virtual Tie For U.S. Senate Seat

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:47am

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake's retirement has set the stage for a showdown in Arizona. Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema are neck and neck, according to recent polls.

In Missouri, There's A Tight Race For McCaskill's Senate Seat

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:19am

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is fighting to keep her seat. She's facing a challenge from Republican Josh Hawley, who is the state's attorney general and is closely aligned with President Trump.

Voters Turn Out For Georgia's High-Profile Governor's Race

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 6:26am

The gubernatorial race has captured national attention. President Trump and former President Obama have visited the state to rally on behalf of Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

Is There A Cure For Hate?

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 6:19am

After the Pittsburgh mass-killing, many are wondering how to turn hate-filled extremists away from violence and hate. But, there is very little research, and even less funding, to make that happen.

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Midterm Voter Turnout: Will There Be A Blue Wave Or A Red Wall?

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 6:13am

David Greene talks to Democratic strategist Ali Lapp and GOP strategist Liesl Hickey, hosts of the podcast House Talk, about some of the consequential congressional races to watch on Election Day.

Donut City Customers Help Owner Care For His Wife

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 5:52am

John and Stella Chhan have operated the store for nearly 30 years. She is recovering from an aneurysm. Customers now buy all the treats by mid morning so he can leave and spend time with his wife.

Minus Posh, Spice Girls Reunite To Go On Tour

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 5:21am

The British pop group is going on tour for the first time in a decade. They were hoping to get the fifth member, Victoria Beckam to join, but she said her business commitments would keep her away.

Abrams' Gubernatorial Race In Georgia Energizes Black Female Voters

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:10am

If Stacey Abrams is elected governor of Georgia, she'll be the first black woman elected to be governor in any state. That gives this election special importance for black female voters.

Voters In 36 States Will Decide Who Is Their Next Governor

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:10am

This year, the GOP is playing defense in gubernatorial races across the country. Democrats could make significant gains by picking up more than a dozen seats currently held by Republicans.

Key Midterm Election Races To Watch In New Jersey

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:10am

One of the nation's closest races is the bid for the House seat in the state's 7th Congressional District. And, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez tries to hold onto his seat after a corruption trial.

Secessionists Blamed For Kidnapping Of Students In Cameroon

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:10am

Tensions are rising between Cameroon's English-speaking regions and the dominant French-speaking government. In the latest developments, nearly 80 children were abducted from a school in Cameroon

GOP Faces A Midterm Report Card, Democrats Seek Control

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:10am

After two years with full control of Congress and the White House, Republicans face a referendum on their performance. Democrats, on the other hand, are hoping to take back some of that control.




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