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NPR/StoryCorps

At one of the most divided times in American history, StoryCorps and NPR Member stations around the country are inviting people to take "One Small Step" to better understand those with whom they disagree.

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the third scheduled 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis beginning at 9 p.m. EST, Thursday, October 22.  President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are at Belmont University in Nashville for the event.

In 2018 the race for New York’s 22nd congressional district was very tight and took weeks to settle. In 2020, it looks to be close again.

America Amplified

"America Amplified: Election 2020" is a national talk show that will dive into the challenges facing America before and after election day on November 3.

This six-part, one-hour weekly talk show will air at 6:00 p.m. for six consecutive Saturdays, starting October 10 and continuing through November 14 on WRVO. 

Award-winning journalist Rose Scott, with WABE in Atlanta, will host the show joined by co-hosts from across the country.

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TikTok has become one of the political stories in the run-up to the US Elections, exposing America's distrust of China. But its users and influencers could help decide who takes the White House. Sophia Smith Galer, BBC reporter and TikTok creator, enters the hype houses of TikTok to find out how influential it really is. Join us for "The TikTok Election," an hour-long special report from the BBC World Service this Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m. 

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NPR will provide live on-air coverage of the four presidential and vice-presidential debates this fall. Listen on-air and online from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. EST on each of the following dates: 

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett would fill the seat left vacant with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Listen to NPR's live special coverage daily on WRVO beginning, Monday, October 12, and continuing until Wednesday, October 14. The hearings will start at 9 a.m. EST each day.

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With early voting underway in many states, NPR explores an extraordinary election season coinciding with the global pandemic. Hosts Scott Detrow and Juana Summers report on how to navigate unprecedented challenges to casting a ballot this year. We’ll also hear about long-existing impediments to voting and how they’ve been exacerbated this year.

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 vice presidential debate, including fact-checking and analysis beginning at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 7. Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

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Officials are giving periodic updates on President Trump's condition since he tested positive for the coronavirus. Watch the briefing live at approximately 3:00 p.m. EST.

Live video will be available below as soon as the briefing begins.

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Safe Space Radio

Courage is the choice to act even when we feel afraid. It gives us the ability to address shame, stigma and silence -- and to feel our own strength. This hour-long show is about how accessing our courage supports our mental health and well-being. We explore the experience of living with mental illness -- such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder -- as a kind of “courage boot camp.” We also discuss how culturally-imposed silence can enforce shame and make accessing our courage much more difficult.

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis beginning at 9 p.m. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio for the event. 

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President Trump is announcing his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18. Watch the announcement live at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Live video will be available below as soon as the announcement begins.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in Statuary Hall. Listen on-air beginning at 9:30 a.m. as special coverage is hosted by Steve Inskeep. Also joining the coverage: NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Congressional Correspondent Susan Davis, and Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson.

Live video will be available below as soon as the ceremony begins.

American Public Media

In 2015, Lauren Brown left her mostly black neighborhood in Chicago for the University of Missouri. Moving to a predominantly white college was a huge shock, made even more difficult by the racial harassment she faced that fall. That same semester, the campus erupted in protests that made international news after several instances of racial harassment set off a movement led by black students to change the school.

After more than 25 years, "Only a Game," public radio's sports show, is hanging up its cleats. The show's final episode will air on September 26 on WRVO.

"We're sorry to see this tradition come to an end," says WRVO Station Manager Bill Drake. "We congratulate the show's hosts and producers for many years of helping WRVO listeners start their weekend with a fun and uniquely public radio way of looking at the human side of sports."

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Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel this morning, Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. EST, on the federal response to the pandemic. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.

Live video will be available below as soon as the hearing begins.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. On-air special coverage of the ceremony will be hosted by Steve Inskeep beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST, Wednesday, September 23. Also joining the coverage: Ayesha Rascoe, White House Reporter; Claudia Grisales, Congressional Correspondent; Danielle Kurtzleben, Washington Desk Reporter; and Carrie Johnson, National Justice Correspondent.

Live video will be available below as soon as the ceremony begins.

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Everyone agrees the goal of reading instruction is for children to understand what they read. The question is: how does a little kid get there? APM Reports continues its series of groundbreaking, award-winning documentaries about reading with a new program about comprehension. Senior correspondent Emily Hanford explores what reading scientists have figured out about how reading comprehension works and why poverty and race can affect a child's reading development.

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The coronavirus pandemic represents the greatest challenge to American higher education in decades. Some small regional colleges that were already struggling won’t survive. Other schools, large and small, are rethinking how to offer an education while keeping people safe. This program explores how institutions are handling the crisis, and how students are trying to navigate a major disruption in their college years. 

Radio Diaries

In the early 1970s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result was a book called "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do." The book became a bestseller and even inspired a Broadway musical – something rare for an oral history collection. "Working" struck a nerve, because it elevated the stories of ordinary people and their daily lives. Studs celebrated the un-celebrated.

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How might coronavirus reshape geopolitics? For some, the answer is clear: China is on the rise. While Washington embraces “America First” and abdicates its global leadership role, they argue, Beijing is stepping up to fill the void. By providing material assistance to struggling nations, organizing world leaders, and trumpeting its own virus response, China is vying for power and influence. But others see a global future where Beijing’s standing is diminished, not bolstered.

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NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Republican National Convention concludes tonight, Thursday, August 27. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m.

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NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Republican National Convention continues tonight, Wednesday, August 26. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m.

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NPR and WRVO's live special coverage of the Republican National Convention continues tonight, Tuesday, August 25. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Rachel Martin and Ailsa Chang. Before tonight's continuing coverage, catch up with 4 takeaways from the first night.

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The Republican National Convention gets underway Monday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. EST as delegates present their votes to re-nominate the president as their candidate. NPR and WRVO will provide live special coverage of the Republican National Convention tonight, Monday, August 17. Listen on-air and online from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST with live analysis from NPR's Rachel Martin and Ailsa Chang.

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The Republican National Convention gets underway Monday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. EST as delegates present their votes to re-nominate the president as their candidate. NPR and WRVO will provide live special coverage of the Republican National Convention from Monday, August 24 - Thursday, August 27. Listen on-air and online each night from 9 – 11:30 p.m. EST. NPR will also provide a separate liveblog analysis for each day of the convention that will be available on WRVO’s homepage. Note that there will be no 9 p.m.

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In the centennial year of the 19th Amendment, Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through the fight for women’s voting rights, a history that resonates now more than ever.

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