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CNN Radio News Day: October 2, 2012
Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel casts her ballot during early voting at the Wood County Court House October 2, 2012 in Bowling Green, Ohio.
October 2nd, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 2, 2012

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program that gives you informative, thoughtful and creative news stories Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • No photo ID will be necessary for voters in Pennsylvania this November.  That's the gist of a  much-anticipated ruling today from a state court judge who says officials can not enforce a new voter identification law in next month's presidential election.  Meantime, early voting began today in Ohio and in Florida absentee ballots are being sent out.  Ohio's Republican Secretary of  State, Jon Husted, says they're trying to make voting easy:

[2:50] “For the first time ever every single voter in the state received an absentee ballot request.  And, we expect on the first day of absentee voting that a million ballots will go out." FULL POST

'Fixing' gay teens outlawed in California
Michael Ferrera is the Director of Lifeworks, a teen mentoring and development program of the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles.
October 2nd, 2012
01:07 PM ET

'Fixing' gay teens outlawed in California

By Jim Roope, CNN

Editor's Note: Listen to the complete interview above and join the conversation below.

(CNN) - California has become the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice of reparative therapies, sometimes called gay conversion therapies.

Michael Ferrera is the director of Lifeworks, a youth mentoring and development program that's part of the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles.

[:40] “You can hear it in the word ‘reparative,’ that the assumption when a clinician practicing this modality of therapy, assumes that there’s something wrong.”

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Forgotten history of the Post Office
The US Postal Service played a large role in the creation of an African-American middle class.
October 2nd, 2012
10:58 AM ET

Forgotten history of the Post Office

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

Editor's Note: Listen to the complete interview above and join the conversation below.

(CNN) – Wellington Cox Howard grew up hearing incredible stories about his family. His great-great-grandmother in particular was the stuff of legends.

In addition to teaching school and raising a great family, Minnie Cox served as Post Mistress in the small town of Indianola, Mississippi.

The year was 1891 and the appointment was a big deal.

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