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Objects in Mirror: October 2, 2008 Archive

Join MPR in previewing tonight's debate

Posted at 9:03 AM on October 2, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Midmorning will preview the VP debate this morning at 9:06 a.m. CT. Bob Collins of News Cut fame will be liveblogging, and I'll be on hand to support you - the commenters - during the show. Questions, issues? Contact me.

Share the theme song to your relationship

Posted at 3:23 PM on October 2, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

This week the Musicheads pose a beauty of a question:

Have you ever had a "theme song" for your relationship with a significant other? You tell us which song and the story behind it.
Whew! Some answers are sweet, some amusing, but all are interesting:

"My girlfriend and I decided our theme song was Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)' We think it's pretty indicative of our relationship with such lyrical gems as 'As you become a habit to me.' Yep, it's a healthy relationship." - Matthew P.

"'The Perfect Fit' by Van Morrison. This is the first song my wife and I danced too when we were dating, and I proposed to her at Lee's while the Belfast Cowboys were playing it. Of course it was our first dance at our wedding as well. I can not think of a song who's title says it so well." - Mike W.

"Harvest Moon- Neil Young 'come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say' I am a mumbler... especially after a long night of staying warm with whiskey." - Kelsey H

Go on, admit it. Tell us the theme song to your relationship.

News Cut: Live blogging the vice presidential debate at 8 p.m. CT

Posted at 6:01 PM on October 2, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR will stream live coverage of the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Of course that will include analysis from NPR afterwards, but during the debate Bob Collins will be live blogging the event. Be sure to be on News Cut at 8 p.m. CT, you'll be able to participate and comment during the debate.

* Bookmark News Cut for tonight at 8 p.m. CT
* Read Bob's live blogging transcript from today's earlier debate preview

Join in: Comment during the live blogging on News Cut

Posted at 7:55 PM on October 2, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Bob is already hosting the "Blogging Party: The Palin-Biden debate" and your thoughts are welcome.

You can either read along during Bob's live blogging or participate by adding your comments. You do not need to register with CoverItLive (the software we're using) in order to post - simply type your name, your question or comment, and click send. Having trouble? Contact me and I'll help you.

Note that MPR may or may publish your comments according to our user submission terms of use or to simply to make the live blogging experience easier to read. After the live blogging, the blog entry's comments will remain open.

*Listen to the live audio stream during the debate

Politics and the VP debate

Posted at 10:45 PM on October 2, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

For your reference and comments:

Palin stands her ground in VP debate with Biden (MPR News coverage)
Blogging Party: The Palin-Biden debate (Bob Collins, host, on MPR's News Cut blog)
Slideshow: Vice presidential candidate debate (MPR News images)

As always you can join - or start - a discussion on our Minnesota Politics group hosted on Gather.com

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