Mara Liasson

Airs Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Ari Shapiro and Rachel Martin will host the March 15 election Special. Primaries are held in 5 states that day: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Airs Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m. Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish will host the New Hampshire special. Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and analysis from NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Washington Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving and Political Director Domenico Montanaro, along with polling insights from Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research and Republican Pollster Patrick Ruffini of Echelon Insights.

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 Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, January 20, 2015, President Obama will deliver the anual State of the Union address. National Public Radio news will be there to provide live anchored coverage of the President’s speech as well as the Republican response. Robert Siegel will host and he'll be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. NPR’s Ailsa Chang will report live from the House chamber and we will also have analysis of the speeches from two political pollsters: Democrat Anna Greenberg, senior vice president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights, as well as NPR reporters.

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