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With One Day Left, Scottish Vote Still Too Close To Call

September 17, 2014
The informal cupcake poll held by Cuckoo's Bakery in Edinburgh, Scotland, is not far off from actual poll results on Scottish independence. The referendum debate has entered its final day of campaigning as the Scottish people prepare to go to the polls tomorrow. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Excitement and anxiety mount across the country today, the final day of campaigning before Thursday’s referendum on independence.

Music From The Show

September 16, 2014

From La Roux to Coffee Table Orchestra

Trump Plaza Hotel And Casino Closes Its Doors

September 16, 2014
Ruth Hardrick, a dealer who worked at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino for 26 years, stands with friend, Anthony Powell, on The Boardwalk, as she answers a question after the casino closed early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Trump Plaza is the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. (Mel Evans/AP)

Trump Plaza Hotel is the fourth hotel and casino in Atlantic City to close. What does this mean for the city’s future?

Detroit’s Post-Bankruptcy Blues

September 16, 2014
Monument to Joe Louis in downtown Detroit. (memories_by_mike/Flickr)

Detroit is one step closer to ending its bankruptcy ordeal, but it doesn’t mean the city’s revenue problems will be over.

Sheriff Defends Use Of Military Equipment

September 16, 2014
A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The Sheriff of Payne County, Okla., defends the possession and use of military equipment by local law enforcement.

White House To Phase Out Coolant Linked With Climate Change

September 16, 2014

The White House will announce measures to phase out R-134a, a popular chemical coolant used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

September 16, 2014
Peppers at the Red Fire Farm CSA pickup in Boston, Mass. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Kathy Gunst joins Cook’s Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

Rising Income Inequality Linked To State Tax Revenues Decreasing

September 16, 2014
States rely on sales tax and income tax for the bulk of their revenues. But the growing income gap means states are more dependent on wealthy people for income tax collection, making planning future budgets more difficult. (alancleaver/Flickr)

A new report shows that growing income inequality is contributing to a decline in state tax revenues.

U.S. To Increase Response To Ebola, Send Troops To Liberia

September 16, 2014
Gloves and rubber boots forming part of the Ebola prevention gear for health workers at a clinic are set outside for the sun to dry them after being washed in Monrovia, Liberia Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

The U.S. will send some 3,000 troops to conduct the military and medical response in Liberia as that country faces an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Remembering Jesse Winchester

September 16, 2014
Jimmy Buffett and Jesse Winchester perform at Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast on July 11, 2010. Winchester died earlier this year. Buffett wrote the liner notes for Winchester's posthumous album which is being released today. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Jimmy Buffett remembers his friend the late songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose posthumous album is being released today.

A Voice For Scottish Independence

September 16, 2014
A pro-independence campaigner hands out leaflets in central Glasgow on September 16, 2014, ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Scottish bagpipe champion Andy Clark says the working class would be the real winners if Scotland votes for independence.

What Will Alibaba Do With $25 Billion?

September 16, 2014
Chinese workers walk out from the Alibaba head office building in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on May 21, 2012. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

The hype has been building ahead of the Alibaba IPO, but the company faces some tough questions before going public.

New Texas School Law Aims To Keep Students On Track

September 16, 2014
Counselor Danette Maldonado is preparing eighth graders at Burbank Middle School for high school. That involves trying to answer the question: What do they want to do when they grow up? (Laura Isensee/HPR)

A new law requires Texas eighth graders to choose a career track when they enter high school.

Sports Broadcasters React To Domestic Violence In The NFL

September 16, 2014
A fan wears an altered Ray Rice jersey outside of M&T Bank Stadium before the game between Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Even with multi-million dollar contracts between networks and the NFL, some sportscasters are excoriating the NFL over its response to players accused of domestic violence.

Fed Gathers For Decision On End Of Bond Buying

September 16, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pictured here testifying before the House Financial Services Committee on July 16, 2014. The Fed is meeting today and tomorrow to discuss quantitative easing and short term interest rates. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Federal Reserve meets today and tomorrow to chart out a course to end the bond-buying program known as quantitative easing.

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