Episode 222: How The AP Calls Election Winners; Hip-Hop Artist Latrell James On Celebrating Mortality

Boston hip-hop artist Latrell James. (Credit Oludare Ohifemien)

Transgender and nonbinary people can face misgendering at the polls. This week on NEXT, how that can make voting especially stressful this election. And with Nov. 3 just around the corner, we hear from the Associated Press about its process for calling the presidential race … and about 7,000 others around the country. Plus, we talk to Boston hip-hop artist Latrell James about his life and what inspired the lyrics for his new EP “Under.”


Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief for the Associated Press.

Latrell James, Boston hip hop artist and producer. He just released his new EP “Under.”


Tat Bellamy-Walker, Couch Fellow at New Hampshire Public Radio.
For Transgender and Nonbinary Voters, Casting A Ballot Can Come With Some Discomfort

Ali Oshinskie, Naugatuck River Valley reporter at Connecticut Public Radio/Report for America.
Voters In The Valley: Why Red Voters In Blue Connecticut Like Trump

Adrian Ma, business reporter at WBUR in Boston.
Spurred By Pandemic, Buyers Scoop Up Homes And Mass. Prices Climb Higher

Peter Hirschfeld & Angela Evancie, Vermont Public Radio’s Brave Little State.
Is Vermont Really Having A COVID Population Boom?

Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at GBH in Boston.
Returning to Maple Ave In Cambridge, Less Fear But Lots of Trepidation As Pandemic Rages On

Eve Zuckoff, reporter at CAI/Report for America.
What Will it Take to Rid the Region’s Ponds of Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms?

About NEXT

NEXT is produced at Connecticut Public Radio
Host/Producer: Morgan Springer
Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre
Senior Director: Catie Talarski
Music from New England artists: Todd Merrell, “New England” and “Undertow” by Goodnight Blue Moon, “Resurrection in Sanskrit 2” by Binger, “Home Is A Cage” by Francesca Blanchard, “Prologue” by The Mallett Brothers Band, “Wreck Of The Hesperus” by Muddy Ruckus and “No Laws,” “Lil Mo,” and “Run Forest” by Latrell James.

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