NPR Coverage Of The Second Presidential Debate

We air the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in its entirety. The debate comes to us live from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. and is moderated by Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent for CNN and anchor of CNN's State of the Union. Later, NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, political analysts E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti and several NPR policy reporters will provide analysis. Traveling campaign reporters and national political correspondents will weigh in from New York.


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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.