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NPR Special Coverage of breaking news stories and special political events such as the State of the Union Address, primaries, elections, and other important events that affect our community and nation.

Airs Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Join us for special live coverage of Super Tuesday results. Ari Shapiro and Rachel Martin will host the Super Tuesday Special. Primaries and caucuses are held in these states and territories on that day: Alabama, Alaska (GOP), American Samoa (DEM), Arkansas, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming (GOP).

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Airs Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. NPR News will provide live anchored, special coverage of the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This will be the first debate among the Democratic candidates following the New Hampshire Primaries.

Airs Monday, February 1, at 8 p.m. Join NPR hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish for NPR News Special Coverage of the Iowa Caucuses. Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and updates from NPR correspondents at key candidate headquarters. 

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address starting at 8pm CT.  Red River Radio and NPR News will provide live anchored coverage of the President's speech as well as the Republican response. This will be the last State of the Union address of his historic presidency. Audie Cornish will host and she'll be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.

Airs Sunday, December 6, at 7 p.m. President Obama will address the nation tonight at 7 p.m. CT. The White House says the President will speak from the Oval Office about steps the government is taking to address terrorist threats against the country. He is also expected to give an update on the investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.

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