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NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Anna Douglas about the close U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races happening in North Carolina. She reports on North Carolina for McClatchy DC.

There are about 500,000 elected officials in the U.S. For those running for office far, far down the ballot, it can be hard to get attention in a noisy presidential election year.

NPR's Mara Liasson has been traveling with the Clinton campaign and talks with Rachel Martin about the announcement's impact in the final days of the presidential campaign.

Halloween movies usually revolve around monsters and vampires. But this year, author and critic Colin Fleming introduces NPR's Rachel Martin to an old horror genre, movies about demonic brains.

Refugees are adjusting to life in Connecticut, where a program pairs them with private citizens who provide support for their resettlement. "I have a chance as much as anybody else," says one refugee.

The new lesbian romance thriller is a big change from the novel it's based on — 2002's "Fingersmith" set in Victorian England. It's also a change of pace for the acclaimed South Korean director.

Idaho's most populous county is adopting the convenience of food trucks to attract more early voters. But a new system doesn't agree with everyone in a campaign cycle filled with election fraud talk.

Charlotte Rodrique of the Burns Paiute Tribe says she's "disappointed" by the acquittal of armed men who occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year, and worries about the precedent it sets.

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales discusses the relationship between the FBI and the attorney general's office after the FBI director said the FBI would again look into Clinton's email server.

Consultant Stacey Polk, social worker Amy Hoag and community organizer Gary Frazier return to discuss how their opinions about the campaigns have changed since they last spoke to NPR this past summer.

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