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Friday, October 19, 2012

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  • White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal
    For all the attention on female voters, the gender gap is no less among white men. They voted in large numbers against Barack Obama four years ago, and are expected to do so again this year. At a motorcycle festival in Florida, some of these voters weigh in on the GOP ticket and the election.
  • Week In Politics: Presidential Debate, Polls
    Host Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the political impact of the last debate and unpack the latest poll numbers in the presidential race.
  • German Lawmakers Move To Quell Uproar Over Circumcision
    A German regional court effectively banned circumcision this summer after ruling that the ancient practice amounts to assault. That fueled accusations of religious intolerance in a country still haunted by its Nazi past. Now lawmakers are pushing through a bill to make circumcision legal.
  • Home Video Review: Universal's 'Classic Monsters' Collection
    Bob Mondello looks at a new eight-disc collection that revisits classic creepy characters from Frankenstein's monster to Dracula.
  • Pitching Puts Tigers In World Series
    The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees on Thursday and are headed to the World Series. They'll face the winner of the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins host Robert Siegel to discuss baseball's playoff season.
  • For Cancer Survivors, Armstrong An Inspiration
    To millions of his fans, Lance Armstrong wasn't just a sports hero. He was an example of human resiliency who went from fighting testicular cancer to breaking cycling records at the Tour de France. His story was perhaps most meaningful to those with cancer. Following scathing accusations from the U.S. anti-doping agency and Armstrong's resignation from the chairmanship of his cancer foundation, Livestrong, two of those cancer survivors share their thoughts.
  • With Topless Protests, 'Sextremists' March In Paris
    Forget placards and catchy slogans. A Ukrainian feminist movement has a more effective weapon: topless protests. Now, members of Femen have taken their "sextremism" to Paris, where they hope to train new recruits. A recent protest in front of the Justice Ministry certainly attracted lots of attention.
  • They Call The Election A Horse Race; It Has Real Bettors, Too
    While pundits clamor to predict the outcome of the presidential election, they would be hard pressed to beat the record of betting markets. It's illegal for Americans to bet on the outcome of an election, but there are several "prediction markets" where they can put money down on a candidate.
  • Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs
    On Matane Malit, the singer and her group offers a transfixing balance of old and new, laying expansive instrumentation over traditional Albanian folk melodies.
  • Car Bomb Kills Top Official, 7 Others, In Beirut
    An explosion in central Beirut has killed at least eight people, including a senior intelligence official, and wounded at least 78, state media in Lebanon report. Host Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about the bombing.

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