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8:00pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Politics

NPR News: The Vice Presidential Debates

Airs Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. Red River Radio and NPR News will provide live coverage of the the Vice presidential debate which will address a broad range of foreign and domestic policy issues facing the nation. Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News will be the moderator for this debate which will be broadcast live from Centre College in Danville, KY. Following the debates we'll hear analysis from NPR Senior Washington editor Ron Elving, our political analysts E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti, and several NPR policy reporters who will be standing by in our studio. We'll also hear insights from our traveling campaign reporters and a national political correspondents who will join us from the debate sites.

Election 2012 News From NPR

8:00pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Politics

NPR News: The Presidential Debates

Airs Wednesday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m.  Red River Radio and NPR News will provide live coverage of the  first Presidential Debate which will address domestic policy issues facing the nation. Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour will be the moderator for this debate, which will be broadcast live from the University of Denver.  Topics to be address include the economy, healthcare, The Role of Government, and Governing. These topics are subject to change.

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9:00am

Fri June 29, 2012
Politics

The Supreme Court And The Health Care Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court, which will be in the news on Thursday.
Credit Alex Wong Getty Images

The biggest surprise Thursday morning at the Supreme Court will be if the justices do not issue their most-anticipated decision of the year — on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  Red River Radio plans to extend Morning Edition coverage for the decision and analysis.  Our extended coverage will begin at 9:00 a.m. unless we get word that the court has deferred the release of their opinion to another date. We will push back Performance Today's broadcast time until after full coverage and analysis has been completed by NPR.

As we reported Monday, the court has said its last day of the current term is Thursday. And that's led to the logical conclusion that the health care decision will be released shortly after 10 a.m. ET, when the justices come to the bench. It's highly unlikely, court watchers say, that the justices have decided to give themselves another day before going on recess or have opted to delay a decision even longer.

We will pass along the news as soon as possible. NPR's health, legal and Washington teams will all be on the story and feeding NPR.org, the Newcast Desk and Morning Edition — which will still be on the air across much of the nation.

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6:00pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Breaking

The President Addresses the nation at 6:30 p.m.

NPR has alerted us that the President will address the nation tonight and NPR coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT tonight.  No details about the subject of the address are known at this time.  President Obama is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Obama will address Americans tonight from Bagram Air Base, at 6:30 p.m. CT.  NPR coverage will begin at 6pm.

7:00pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Politics

NPR Coverage of U.S. Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court Building

Airs Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.  The U.S. Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in the one of the most important legal and policy cases of our generation. Today the justices will consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  The Supreme Court  will release audio of today's arguments and NPR will offer one-hour wrap specials tonight of the arguments. Jennifer Ludden, NPR correspondent, will host tonight special. We will have edited highlights of the arguments before the justices. Tentative guests include Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

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