Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan cast his vote in his home state of Wisconsin this morning. To learn more about voting in that battleground state on this Election Day, we reached Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio. He's in the town of Middleton, just outside the state capital, Madison. Good morning.
SHAWN JOHNSON, BYLINE: Good morning.
MONTAGNE: Well, tell us a little about Middleton - partly what the scene is there, but also what kind of place is it?
Next, we go to Des Moines, Iowa where Sadhya Dirks of Iowa Public Radio joins us. Good morning.
SADHYA DIRKS, BYLINE: Morning.
MONTAGNE: And where did you start out this morning? I gather it wasn't Des Moines.
DIRKS: I was in a suburb of Des Moines. It's a more conservative part of Des Moines. It's Johnston, Iowa and I was at the Evangelical Free Church there, just talking to some voters and seeing what the turnout was like.
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Airs Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Kate Archer Kent will bring your results from races throughout our listening area and will feature interviews and analysis from Dr. Greg Granger, professor of history and political science at Northwestern State University; Dr. Jeffrey Sadow, associate professor of history at LSU Shreveport; Dr. Ken Collier, associate professor of government at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Dr. Paul Babbitt, associate professor of political science at Southern Arkansas University. We'll bring you up-to-date results as they come in throughout the evening.
An ambulance bus or AMBUS, like this one from Sherman, Texas, is designed to transport 20 patients from a mass casualty site.
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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. People have been joking for weeks that the candidates are actually running for president of Ohio. That's how vital the state is, but here's a reminder about the electoral map. It is at least theoretically possible for either candidate to lose Ohio and still reach 270 electoral votes by winning some combination of other states. Many of those combinations include Florida.