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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Why Texas and Georgia are competitive this election year

In this election, Texas and Georgia have emerged as far more politically competitive than in the recent past. Polling suggests Trump will win Texas, but shifts indicate Republican dominance in the state is waning. And in Georgia, it seems either presidential candidate could win.

Also on today’s show: Cult founder Keith Raniere is sentenced to 120 years in prison, and the L.A. Dodgers win the World Series.

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.