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Intelligence Squared: The GOP Must Seize The Center Or Die

This debate centers on the future of the GOP. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate have prompted some reflection. We'll ask whether the party's embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues was at odds with shifting American demographics. Plus, whether the Republican Party put forward the wrong candidates in the last election. 

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Not My Job: Author Randy Wayne White Gets Quizzed On Theme Restaurants

In addition to being the author of the Doc Ford books and the Hannah Smith series, White has been an explorer, a deep sea diver, a full-time fishing guide, and he owns restaurants throughout Florida.
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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
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A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

One of the country's most expensive races for local office is in Arizona's Maricopa County where Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, has the toughest challenge of his career.
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#NPRreads: Two Looks At America — And One Look At America's Pastime

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading.

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