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Composer Sets Politics To Music In Scoring Campaign Ads

Composer Todd Hahn says at the peak of a campaign season he scores as many as 18 ads a day. Over the course of his career, he figures he's done nearly 15,000. NPR introduces us to him in the latest installment of "Snapshots 2016" — a series of audio portraits of people we're meeting on the campaign trail.

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Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast, the top political news podcast in America. Keith has chronicled the Trump administration from day one, putting this unorthodox presidency in context for NPR listeners, from early morning tweets to executive orders and investigations. She covered the final two years of the Obama presidency, and during the 2016 presidential campaign she was assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. In 2018, Keith was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents' Association.