11:02am

Tue October 30, 2012
Election 2012

Obama Campaign Slams Romney's Jeep Ad

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 7:51 pm

A worker installs carpet into a Jeep Liberty at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio, in 2011.
J.D. Pooley Getty Images

11:02am

Tue October 30, 2012
U.S.

East Coast Reeling After Hurricane Sandy

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Read more

10:59am

Tue October 30, 2012
Author Interviews

'Sutton': America's 1920s, Bank-Robbing 'Robin Hood'

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 4:35 pm

Hyperion

This interview was originally broadcast on Sept. 26, 2012.

After the global financial crisis hit in 2008, Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer was so angry at banks, he says, he decided to write about the people who rob them — in the form of fiction, since he's not an economist.

Read more

10:35am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Sandy Deals New York City Flooding, Fire And Blackouts

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 4:27 pm

In New York City's financial district, cars floated in a flooded subterranean basement a day after Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

People across the New York metropolitan area confronted scenes of devastation from Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday: widespread flooding, power and transportation outages and a wind-swept fire that tore through dozens of houses in the borough of Queens.

Read more

10:05am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

A Bright Light During Dark Days: Bloomberg's Sign Language Star

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:54 pm

Fans like her style: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (at right) briefing New Yorkers about Hurricane Sandy on Monday. At left is his sign language interpreter, who the mayor identified as Lydia Callis.
Mayor Bloomberg's YouTube channel

10:05am

Tue October 30, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Arguing The Nature Of Values

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 4:11 pm

Ice cream: just a treat, not a values statement.
Wayne Perry Getty Images

Thomas Nagel, in Mind and Cosmos, despairs of finding a place for values in the world as it is described by physical and biological science. This gives me today's theme.

Read more

9:35am

Tue October 30, 2012
It's All Politics

How To Read The Post-Sandy Polls

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:58 pm

Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Monday. President Obama returned from campaigning to monitor the storm.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Sandy's on-the-ground devastation has yet to be cataloged, and how the violent storm may affect the presidential campaign with just a week to Election Day is equally uncertain.

Will President Obama's response to the disaster help or hurt his re-election prospects? Or will the campaign's new trajectory — canceled appearances, postponed early voting — ultimately benefit Republican Mitt Romney?

Not really thinking much about that, are you?

Read more

9:14am

Tue October 30, 2012
U.S.

Maryland Governor Talks About How Sandy Is Affecting State

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Steve Inskeep talks with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley about Hurricane Sandy and how it's affecting his state.

9:14am

Tue October 30, 2012
U.S.

Riding Out The Storm On A Sailboat

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 1:20 pm

For Jennifer Kaye, Hurricane Sandy is a threat to her livelihood. Kaye is General Manager and Captain of the Schooner Woodwind, a family-owned business based in Annapolis, Maryland. She and her crew are riding out the storm on board a 74-foot sailboat. Kaye explains how being on the boat is key to protecting it.

7:03am

Tue October 30, 2012
Book Reviews

Vonnegut 'Letters' Hilarious And Heartbreaking

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 5:11 pm

Marty Reichenthal AP

In his introduction to Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, Dan Wakefield, the book's editor and a longtime Vonnegut karass member, writes of the late author's aspiration to be a "cultivated eccentric." Over the course of six decades of letters to family, friends, admirers, detractors and fellow writers, Vonnegut shows himself to be so much more, both in terms of ambition and accomplishment.

Read more

Pages