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Analysis: Virginians Eye Candidates During Presidential Debates

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President Obama and Mitt Romney have a chance to make their sales pitches to undecided voters in the debates, especially in swing states like Virginia. WAMU 88.5 reporter Michael Pope talks with WAMU's All Things Considered host Pat Brogan before the first debate about the status of the race in Virginia, the commonwealth's undecided voters, and what Virginians are concerned about in the 2012 election. Listen to the full interview.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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