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Election 2013: A Virginia GOP Shake-up

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of two states to hold off-year elections for governor in 2013. Today, Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling suspended his campaign for his party's nomination, apparently clearing the path for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. We examine how the race is shaping up, and why some are concerned with how the nomination process is shaping the direction of the Virginia GOP.


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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