Presidential Race
2:25 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

In Context: Mitt Romney, Ohio And The Auto Bailout

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:53 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

I'm Robert Siegel.

And in the presidential race this week, the focus in the pivotal state of Ohio has been on the federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. President Obama backed it. Mitt Romney opposed it, and the Romney campaign is running some controversial ads on the subject in Ohio.

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Around the Nation
2:23 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Atlantic City Starts To Dig Out From Sandy

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:53 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

The massive storm that battered the East Coast this week is now fading, but Sandy's toll has become all too clear. In the U.S., at least 66 people are not confirmed dead, eight of them in New Jersey where we begin this hour.

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Arts & Life
2:11 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

A 'Witch Queen' Who Casts Her Spells Year-Round

Courtesy of Faith in the Five Boroughs

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 12:53 pm

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Presidential Race
2:10 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Democrat Critiques A Romney Stump Speech

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:53 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

As part of our ongoing elections coverage, we're talking stump speeches. Today on MORNING EDITION, we had a Republican political consultant listen to President Obama's remarks with a critical ear. Now, it's Mitt Romney's turn. Here's NPR's Tamara Keith with help from a Democratic operative.

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Tad Devine is ready. He has a yellow legal pad next to his laptop as he watches Governor Romney's speech in Henderson, Nevada.

TAD DEVINE: OK. Here we go.

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Presidential Race
2:10 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Romney Picks Campaign Trail Back Up In Florida

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:53 pm

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Florida on Wednesday, the resumption of a crowded campaign schedule thwarted by superstorm Sandy.

World Cafe
2:03 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Kinky On World Cafe

Kinky.
Pablo Levinas

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 1:06 pm

A quintet from Monterrey, Mexico, Kinky formed in 1998. Dust Brothers' John King — who has worked with Beck, The Rolling Stones and The Beastie Boys — produced the band's latest album, Sueño De La Maquina (Dream Machine).

The band is nominated for Latin Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Alternative Music Album and Best Alternative Song, and is also nominated for Best Latin Artist North at the MTV Europe Awards. Dream Machine mixes hypnotic lyrics with electronic rhythms.

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Shots - Health News
2:03 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

To Stem Mumps Outbreak, Doctors Try An Extra Vaccination

Two boys study together at a Chicago yeshiva in 2009. Public health officials say this type of close physical contact caused a mumps outbreak to spread throughout several orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City.
M. Spencer Green AP

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 2:39 pm

On June 17, 2009, an 11-year-old boy returned home from the U.K., which was experiencing a large number of mumps cases at the time. He then went to a summer camp for Orthodox Jews in upstate New York.

This turned out to be the spark that led to an outbreak of mumps among Orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. Ultimately, more than 3,500 people got sick.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:47 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Railroad Work Downtown Expected to Slow Flagstaff Traffic

Beginning Sunday, traffic in downtown Flagstaff is likely to be more congested.

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway crews will be working on improvements to the tracks at the San Francisco Street Crossing.

The street will closed at Phoenix Avenue

Motorists should expect delays downtown and look for alternative routes.

The closure is expected to last until Wednesday, November 21.

Digital Life
1:33 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role.
Courtesy of Ubisoft

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 3:49 pm

The Assassin's Creed video game series has become a megahit for gaming enthusiasts. The story line follows a bloody war between Assassins and the Knights Templar, first during the Crusades and then in Renaissance Italy.

The newly released Assassins Creed III crosses the ocean and a couple of centuries so the action could take place during the Revolutionary War and would be wildly anticipated on its own.

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The Salt
12:52 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Finding New Tricks To Get More Satisfaction Out Of Low-Fat Foods

The secret to making something low-fat taste good and keep us fuller longer may be in its thickness.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 12:12 pm

A thick and creamy shake sounds deliciously satisfying, and adding that kind of "mouth feel" to low-fat foods has become a multi-billion-dollar business. But are we really fooled?

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