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All Things Considered
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Checking in on Election Day with the Secretary of State
    Voter turnout has been strong today. Waits peaked in the early morning, and lines are expected to pick up again in the late afternoon as voters stop at the polls on the way home from work. MPR is getting consistent reports of long lines, and isolated reports of some problems at some polling places. MPR's Tom Crann checks in on progress this election day with the man who oversees it all, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.4:20 p.m.
  • Bob DylanDylan plays election night concert at the U of M
    Tonight, while many people will be listening for the early election returns, thousands of fans will be listening to Bob Dylan playing at Northrop Auditorium.4:25 p.m.
  • Kids exercise their civic duty a few years early
    Children in Duluth are joining their parents at their local polling place and casting ballots of their own.4:53 p.m.
  • Minneapolis votersPoll close in Minn.; pushing to record turnout numbers
    Polls closed minutes ago across Minnesota after voters packed high school gyms, churchs and community halls across the state to have their say on issues from school levies to the next president.5:20 p.m.
  • Minneapolis Election Judge excited by turnout
    MPR's Tom Crann talks to Janne Flisrand, who served as an election judge at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Minneapolis.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • McCain, Obama Campaign On Election Day
    Barack Obama voted in his Chicago neighborhood and then traveled to Indiana for a final, low-key campaign stop. John McCain began the day by voting in Phoenix, and then headed to Nevada and Colorado for a pair of campaign stops in two hotly contested Western battlegrounds.
  • In Ohio, Voters Discuss Election
    Voters in Ohio talk about what brought them to the polls and who they voted for. Both John McCain and Barack Obama are campaigning hard to win the crucial swing state's 20 electoral votes.
  • On Election Day, Some Glitches Reported
    Some problems with voting machines and other issues have come up as voters turn out for the presidential election.
  • Adieu, For Now, To Campaign Characters
    The 2008 presidential campaign introduced the public to a hockey mom, Amtrak Joe, a maverick and "The One." But it also brought to the fore some others such as Joe the Plumber.
  • Labor Unions Now Recruiting Immigrant Workers
    For more than a century, organized labor was wary of foreign workers. The more immigrants in the labor market, the less bargaining power for unions. But in recent years, some labor unions have changed their minds and want workers — no matter their legal status — to join.
  • Florida Voters Sound Off On Presidential Candidates
    Voters in Tallahassee, Fla., talk about whom they picked in the presidential election. Both John McCain and Barack Obama are battling hard for the state's 27 electoral votes.
  • As Automakers Struggle, Car Dealers Suffer
    Sales in the U.S. car industry are down 32 percent overall in October. GM said its sales dropped 45 percent; Ford's figure was 30 percent. Those numbers are expected to affect car dealerships with as many as 700 expected to close by the end of the year.
  • New President Will Have To Tackle Deflation
    To the conventional list of challenges facing the new president — from Guantanamo to global warming — add a new one: the threat of deflation. The last time this country experienced large-scale deflation was in the Great Depression. Now, global prices are falling.
  • On U.S. Election Day, A Look At How Others Vote
    While voters withstand long lines and the elements to cast their ballot, Skye Christensen of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a nonprofit group that helps countries run democratic elections, talks about how other countries run their elections.
  • In Michigan, Voters Reveal Their Picks
    Voters in Michigan talk about whom they picked to be the next president of the United States. Most polls show Democrat Barack Obama leading in the battle to capture the state's 17 electoral votes.

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