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2016 Election Road Trip
April 26, 2016 Comment

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh And Alabama In Between? Not Really

Because of its diverse economies, communities, geography and politics, Pennsylvania is sometimes described as a set of microstates.

April 26, 2016 3 Comments

Clinton, Trump, Kasich Lean On Pennsylvania Connections For An Edge

Already the contest has proved interesting: more than 165,000 of the state’s voters switched their party registration for the closed primary.

April 26, 2016 2 Comments

Trump's State Chair Woos Unbound Delegates In Pennsylvania

The state has one of the most unique methods of assigning delegates. The GOP winner gets only 17 of 71 delegates.

April 26, 2016 8 Comments

Penn. Governor Backs Hillary Clinton, But Doesn't Share Views On Trade

Gov. Tom Wolf is in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries. Clinton is against it.

April 19, 2016 Comment

N.Y. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter On Why She’s Supporting Hillary Clinton

Rep. Slaughter, one of the longest-serving women in Congress, discusses the campaign issues and why she’s stumping for Clinton.

April 19, 2016 13 Comments

Troy, New York: A Former Steel Town Makes A Comeback

When industry left Troy, a sadness settled over the region and stayed. We heard the city was undergoing a renaissance, so we drove up.

April 19, 2016 13 Comments

Harlem Voters Are Ready For The New York Primary

Robin Young spoke with a number of voters as they attended Sunday gospel services and dined out at the famous soul restaurant Sylvia’s.

April 19, 2016 8 Comments

How Today’s Republicans Differ From Teddy Roosevelt, Nelson Rockefeller

The leading GOP presidential candidates sound very different from Republicans of the past – particularly two with N.Y. roots.

April 19, 2016 3 Comments

Three ‘New York’ Candidates Battle It Out In New York Primary

The polls are open in New York. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders all have strong ties to the Empire State.

April 18, 2016 5 Comments

Sanders And Clinton Vie For New York From Brooklyn

On our election road trip, Robin Young visits Brooklyn, where both Democratic candidates have headquarters.

April 18, 2016 6 Comments

The Big Issues In New York’s Big Primary

Robin Young is on the ground in the Empire State ahead of the primary this week, as part of our election road trip.

April 5, 2016 Comment

Milwaukee And Madison, A Portrait Of Wisconsin Democrats

To win today’s election in Wisconsin, Sanders will need the progressive vote in Madison while Clinton will rely on the minority vote in Milwaukee.

April 4, 2016 25 Comments

In The GOP’s Birthplace, Wisconsin Republicans Worry About The Future Of Their Party

Peter O’Dowd visits the birthplace of the Republican Party, in Ripon, Wisc., on the eve of that state’s presidential primary.

March 16, 2016 12 Comments

Latinos And The 2016 Presidential Race

Univision’s Enrique Acevedo talks about Republican Marco Rubio’s rise and fall, as well as Latinos’ influence on the Democratic side.

March 15, 2016 11 Comments

Florida Rep. Curbelo Says If Trump Wins, He’ll Back A 3rd Party Candidate

Congressman Carlos Curbelo says he’s hopeful the nomination will go to Marco Rubio, even if that means a brokered convention.

March 15, 2016 7 Comments

Bob Graham, Former Governor And U.S. Senator, Weighs In On Florida Race

Florida voters are among those going to the polls today. Democrat Bob Graham discusses Florida politics and the presidential race.

March 15, 2016 8 Comments

Former Publisher: Trump Magazine Was Profitable

Jerry Powers, who led the now-defunct Trump Magazine, talks about the magazine and working for Donald Trump.

March 14, 2016 3 Comments

For Florida’s Senior Voters, Election Is About More Than Medicare

Although old voters make up only a quarter of the state’s electorate, they have a strong reputation because of their reliability.

March 14, 2016 4 Comments

Venezuelans, Cubans Key To Marco Rubio’s Chances On Home Turf

South Florida’s Latino community is changing. To do well, Rubio will also have to find support in the growing Venezuelan community.

March 14, 2016 8 Comments

Oil Slump Slows Drilling In Gulf, 6 Years After Deepwater Horizon

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd checks in on oil spill research, and looks at how low oil prices are affecting business.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.