Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 25.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 25.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 25.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Oct. 29 2004 4:40 PM

November Surprise? McCain for President!

Friday, Oct. 29, 2004

Kausfiles: Sen. McCain Named President!
Mickey Kaus spins a scenario under which Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain could become president. Listen to the segment.

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Summary Judgment: Saw, Ray, Birth
Ben Williams delivers a weekly roundup of what film critics are saying about this week's major new studio premieres—Saw, Ray, and Birth. Listen to the segment.

Explainer: What's an "October Surprise"?
Andy Bowers explains the origins and history of the term "October Surprise" in American politics. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004

Gizmos: The Future of Radio
NPR's Noah Adams talks to Paul Boutin about two new products for radio listeners: a portable satellite radio receiver, and a so-called "podcasting" system that allows iPod users to download radio programming.
Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004

Politics: A Staff Landslide for Kerry
NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Jacob Weisberg about his online magazine's unusual practice of publishing the presidential preference of all the staff members and contributors.
Listen to the segment.

Swingers: Wisconsin
Day to Day and Slate continue a series of reports on potential swing states this election season with a look at Wisconsin. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Julia Turnerabout which way Wisconsin's voters are likely to swing in next week's election. Listen to the segment.

Election Scorecard: The Final Stretch
Andy Bowers looks at where presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry currently stand in the polls. Listen to the segment.

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Editor's Dialogue on the Presidential Race
Jacob Weisberg and National Review editor-at-large Jonah Goldberg conclude their series of pre-election conversations about the presidential race. Listen to the segment.

Ad Report Card: Emerald Nuts
Seth Stevenson rates several new 15-second ads by Emerald Nuts. Listen to the segment.

Moneybox: Spitzer's Anti-Fraud Crusade
NPR's Noah Adams chats with Daniel Gross about why New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is so effective at exposing fraud in big business—and scaring the heck out of some Wall Street financial titans. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004

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Swingers: Profiles of U.S. Swing States
Slate and Day to Day team up to offer profiles of "swing" states in the 2004 presidential race—states where voters could give either George W. Bush or Sen. John Kerry the nod. Both presidential candidates are working overtime to sway voters in a handful of these states, but the outcome is still far from certain. Listen to the segment.

Jurisprudence: Rehnquist Cancer Treatment
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Dahlia Lithwick about the news that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist is being treated for thyroid cancer. The news of Rehnquist's illness could affect the presidential election by reminding voters the next resident of the Oval Office will nominate replacements for any outgoing justice. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Oct. 25, 2004

Swingers: Pivotal Vote in Colorado
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Bryan Curtis about the swing state of Colorado. A tight Senate race and a ballot initiative about Electoral College votes in that state could affect the presidential election. Listen to the segment.

Election Scorecard: No Clear Front-Runner
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with William Saletan about the latest news from the presidential campaign trail, including what strategies the candidates will use in the last week before the election. Listen to the segment.