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We’ll be glued to our radios, TVs and computers to find out who won the election tonight. Here’s a guide on what to watch for and when.

Vote.org has been trying to get people to vote by texting them. The website has sent hundreds of thousands of text messages to eligible voters.

Even in a nation divided along partisan lines, everyone seems to agree that “I Voted” stickers are awesome. They’ve been around since the 1980s and are a $30 million business per year. We get an explainer.

More than half of Americans surveyed by the American Psychological Association say the election is a significant source of stress for them. Therapists offer advice on how to cope.

Jin Xing was a male ballet dancer and decorated military colonel before becoming one of China’s most popular television hosts. She also happens to be a transgender pioneer.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Valadez.

What to watch for as the polls close 10 MIN, 4 SEC

We’ll be glued to our radios, TVs and computers to find out who won the election tonight. We offer a guide on what to watch for and when.

Guests:
Reid Wilson, The Hill (@PoliticsReid)

Text messages aim to boost voter turnout 8 MIN, 3 SEC

Maybe people don’t know where to vote, whether they’re registered or what time the polls close. Vote.org has been trying to get people to vote by texting them. The website has sent hundreds of thousands of text messages to eligible voters.

Guests:
Debra Cleaver, Founder of Vote.org (@debracleaver)

What’s the story behind those “I Voted” stickers? 6 MIN, 45 SEC

In a nation divided, we can all agree on one thing: “I Voted” stickers are awesome. They’ve been around since the 1980s and are a $30 million business per year.

Guests:
Libby Nelson, Vox (@libbyanelson)

How to cope this election day 12 MIN, 24 SEC

More than half of Americans surveyed by the American Psychological Association say the election is a significant source of stress for them. Mental health professionals nationwide have said they’re hearing from people overwhelmed with fear and anxiety. Two therapists share advice on how to cope.

Guests:
Dr. Elaine Durchame, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Judi Bloom, Therapist specializing in Psychotherapy

China’s Oprah is a transgender pioneer 9 MIN, 2 SEC

Jin Xing was a male ballet dancer and a decorated military colonel before becoming one of China’s most popular television hosts. She also happens to be a transgender pioneer and a somewhat reluctant icon in a country where sex and gender norms are evolving rapidly.

Guests:
Abid Rahman, Editor for the Hollywood Reporter (@gentlemanabroad)

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