NPR Coverage Of The Third Presidential Debate

We air the third 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 Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. and is moderated by Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and moderator on Face the Nation. 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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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.