This edition of Crosstalk began with some post election news items. These included:
The latest seat count for Republicans and Democrats as final congressional races continue to be called…Hundreds or even thousands of ballots disappear in Mercer County New Jersey…The Senate race in Georgia between Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker heads to a December 6th runoff…3 states added abortion provisions to their state constitutions while 2 states voted down measures that would restrict abortion…Two lesbian governors were elected…Minnesota has elected its first transgender state lawmaker in the House…Five states vote in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana…82 Muslims elected into office…and more.
Jim then read the following from historian William Federer:
“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended. Though the armistice was signed at 5am on November 11th 1918, the fighting continued until 11am killing nearly 11,000 more men.”
This kicked off the veterans appreciation portion of this program that also featured a poem from Charles Michael Province, words from President Dwight Eisenhower, and listeners as they called in with special words of appreciation in honor of all veterans.