The gun has officially gone off for the 2016 presidential elections, and NPR's team of political correspondents and editors are working around the clock to bring you the latest from the White House and the campaign trail. On this edition of Up To Date, we check in with Tamara Keith, Scott Horsley, and Domenico Montanaro

On this edition of Up To Date, Scott Simon discusses sharing his mother’s final days on Twitter and recalls his start with NPR. Plus, his thoughts on people he's interviewed — including Bill Cosby, Ernie Banks, and Michael Jordan. 

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NPR's newest show, Invisibilia, combines narrative storytelling and scientific research to address the intangible forces that affect our lives, like our thoughts, our emotions, and our ideas.  

On Tuesdays's Up To Date, the show's hosts talk about the making of Invisibilia, and the stories they hope to tell. 


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The day after Thanksgiving isn't just the nation's craziest shopping day. It's also the day StoryCorps asks for stories that honor those for whom we feel grateful in life.

In the second part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we look at ten years of StoryCorps' 'National Day of Listening.'


Dave Isay, founder and president of StoryCorps and author of Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps 

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If his face isn’t familiar to you, his voice will be. Neal Conan was host of Talk of the Nation for 11 years, and he’s been behind the microphones of NPR for even longer.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, he joins us in the studio to talk about his memories of the long-running call-in show, his experiences working in the news business and what’s next on the horizon for him.


It's All Politics, April 5, 2012

Apr 6, 2012

Mitt Romney's sweep in Tuesday's primaries essentially signals the beginning of the general election campaign. And President Obama joins the fray, attacking Romney by name in a speech to news editors; the former Massachusetts governor returns the favor a day later. Paul Ryan draws attention from the president as well as those speculating on the GOP ticket. NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin have the latest in this week's political roundup.