Oct 30, 2012 — Sandy, which knocked out power to some 8 million people in 18 states, painted a bull's-eye on the oldest and most fragile part of the nation's power grid. Engineering experts say the grid is inherently vulnerable even as damaging weather events seem to be occurring more frequently.
Sep 2, 2011 — We're with the East Coast whiners. There was serious impact. But the talk of the nation remains divided on the news media's handling.
Sep 2, 2011 — While hundreds of thousands of people are still working to recover from last weekend's major weather event (Hurricane Irene) residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and neighboring states are preparing for a tropical storm.
Sep 1, 2011 — "Look in the eyes of Vermonters who've lost their homes, who've lost their businesses, who've seen their husbands and children killed by the storm and see the kind of response that FEMA is giving us," says Democrat Peter Shumlin.
Sep 1, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Afghanistan, and the media coverage of Hurricane Irene. In the second hour, the author of Blur talks about the blurred line between news and spin, and what can be learned from romantic comedies.
Sep 1, 2011 — FEMA chief tells The Wall Street Journal that one way to gauge a disaster's damage is to track how quickly Waffle House restaurants reopen.
Aug 31, 2011 — At this point the roads are only for use by emergency vehicles and National Guard delivery trucks. Helicopters will continue to bring supplies to stricken communities.
Aug 31, 2011 — When the New York City mayor switched to Spanish during his Hurricane Irene-related news conferences, many found his efforts rather amusing. And they've flocked to Twitter to have some fun at his expense. Bloomberg, or @ElBloombito, is OK with that.
Aug 31, 2011 — The idea that money spent on fixing the billions in damages will be good for the overall economy is known as the "broken window fallacy," Planet Money's Adam Davidson says. In reality, spending is just shifted around.
Aug 30, 2011 — Meanwhile, flood waters are still rising in several Northeastern states. Vermont has been hit particularly hard.