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As the race for the Democratic nomination heats up in Pennsylvania, campaigns are spinning the local press at a kinksdave1red.JPGpivotal moment. Philadelphia Daily News senior writer and occasional Fresh Air guest host Dave Davies [NOT pictured, left] offers an inside-the-tent view of his state’s primary circus. He’ll tell us what goes on behind the scenes as the campaigns’ staff and surrogates give their talking points and daily spin to the local press. ALSO, During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Rhode Island’s Lincoln Chafee was often called the body’s most liberal Republican. A determinedly mainstream legislator now registered as an Independent, he bucked his party on a number of hot-button issues, including same-sex marriage and the war in Iraq. Chafee joins Fresh Air to talk about his new book, Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President. It is an insider’s memoir about the Republican Party’s rightward drift, and about life at the political center during George W. Bush’s first six years in the White House.


Hour 1
Analysis of the Democratic Presidential Debate held last night in Philadelphia. Our guests are DON KETTL anmedia.jpg expert on the presidential election process and is Director of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and JONATHAN ALTER Senior Editor and Columnist for Newsweek Magazine. He covered last night’s debate in Philadelphia. Alter is also author of The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

Hour 2

The Election 2008 Issues. We’ll talk about what the issues voters say are the most important, and whether they think the Presidential candidates are really listening. Our guest is ANDREW KOHUT president of the Pew Research Center. He also acts as Director of the Pew Research Center for The People & The and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. Kohut was President of The Gallup Organization from 1979 to 1989. In 1989, he founded Princeton Survey Research Associates. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

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Shelby Lynne
DaviddyeNPR.jpgTomorrow country singer-songwriter, Shelby Lynne, stops by the World Café with host David Dye. After two full decades of acclaimed recordings, Lynne’s creative output continues to impress with her latest called, Just a Little Lovin’. It’s a tip of the hat to Americana great Dusty Springfield. She takes on some definitive, as well as deep-cut Springfield covers, giving the arrangements a refreshing update and Shelby’s powerfully emotive vocal rendering.


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