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What’s the voter turnout in some key Congressional races in Orange County? 4 MIN, 11 SEC

Whether Democrats will take control of the House depends on a few key races across the country, and some of them are in Orange County. We check in with the OC Registrar’s office. In-person turnout is already significantly higher than it was in the 2016 election.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' (@SaulKCRW)

What it’s like being a poll worker in LA 5 MIN, 51 SEC

Theo Greenly is running a polling place in Koreatown. We talk to him about how he got the job and trained for it. He ended up being an “inspector,” which oversees the whole voting precinct.

Guests:
Theo Greenly, poll worker

No more local polling places in 2020? 11 MIN, 5 SEC

LA County Registrar, Dean Logan, is working on a massive overhaul of the election system for 2020. It involves touch-screen ballots and an 11-day in-person voting period. He also wants to replace neighborhood polling sites with regional voting centers.

Guests:
Dean Logan, Los Angeles County (@lacountyrrcc)

What voter suppression looks like this election cycle 12 MIN, 33 SEC

We talk about strict voter ID laws in Texas, Georgia, North Dakota and Kansas -- and how they affect close races. We also look at why Florida may be the key to reversing that trend.

Guests:
Ari Berman, Mother Jones (@AriBerman)

‘Broad City’ star Abbi Jacobson on her new book and political activism 14 MIN, 39 SEC

Comedian Abbi Jacobson created the TV show “Broad City” with Ilana Glazer, and it’s now heading toward its 5th season. But during the shooting of season four, Jacobson was going through a rough patch. When shooting was done, she took a cross-country road trip by herself, which inspired a new book. She talks about that book and the election.

Guests:
Abbi Jacobson, comedian, actress and author, “I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff” (@abbijacobson)

I Might Regret This

Abbi Jacobson

CREDITS

Election workers put together hundreds of polling location kits as the Orange County Registrar of Voters prepares for the upcoming congressional election at their facility in Santa Ana, California, U.S. October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Yael Even Or
Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir
Adriana Cargill

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