Heidi Accola works a stand at the farmers market in Baraboo, Wis. She runs a 1-acre organic farm with her husband, but she says they don't talk politics at home because it gets too heated. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin sits with state delegates during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Brad Beadell (right) takes his 11-year-old son, William, on his first backpacking trip through Henry W. Coe State Park in Morgan Hill, Calif. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Volunteer Dean Ford prepares bags of food to be distributed at the First Baptist Spartanburg's food pantry program.

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