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Ohio's Political Clout

The state that played such a pivotal role in 2004 may play a key role in this election, too.

Races for Governor

Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report comments on some of the close races for the corner office in a number of states.

The Black Governors

Three black men are hoping to become governor in their states. We look at the "black governors," men who "ruled" during the colonial era. Lewis Randall from Vernon, Connecticut is our guest. Randall is a retired school administrator who now teaches young students about these men.

Islam in North America

We speak with Ingrid Mattson, who is a professor of Islam at the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She is the first woman and first convert to head up the Islamic Society of North America.

Foot in Mouth 2006

This election season has been marked with some pretty amazing statements from candidates. The Los Angeles Times puts them all together.

Controversial "Babel"

The screenwriter says he's not getting the attention he deserves for the film. We speak with Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu who won Best Director this year at Cannes and Ty Burr, film critic of The Boston Globe.

This program aired on November 2, 2006.

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