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October 10, 2018: Hour 2

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Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson interviews both Republican Diane Harkey and Democrat Mike Levin, who are running against each other to succeed California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa in the state’s conservative 49th Congressional District. Also, Asian Americans now make up 14 percent of California’s population, and they’re the fastest growing ethnic group in the state. We check to see the political issues on the minds of Asian Americans ahead of the midterm elections.

There are four competitive congressional races in historically conservative Orange County, California, according to the Cook Political report.

Hurricane Michael will make landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service warns, “This will be a catastrophic event the likes of which this region has never seen.”

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd  gets the latest from NPR’s Greg Allen (@gallennpr).

This story was reported on our election road trip to states across the country ahead of the 2018 midterms. Check out all of our election coverage.

Asian Americans now make up 14 percent of California’s population, and they’re the fastest growing ethnic group in the state. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson reports on the political issues that are on the minds of Asian Americans ahead of the midterm elections.

One of the most iconic and colorful festivals of the Southwest is underway this week in New Mexico. Each year, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta draws hundreds of hot air balloons from around the world, and for some — like pilots Troy and Savannah Bradley — it’s a family affair.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with the father-daughter duo about the event.

Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons (@JamalSimmons) and Republican strategist Alice Stewart (@alicetweet) join Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss each party’s prospects four weeks ahead of the midterm elections.

Bankruptcy For Sears?

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Sears is preparing a bankruptcy filing that could come as soon as later this week.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with CNN Money correspondent Clare Sebastian (@ClareCNN).

Police in Germany arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, whose brutal slaying on Saturday elicited international condemnation and accusations that the 30-year-old had been targeted for her investigative journalism.

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