Morning Edition for October 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012 — Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Joel Rose in Asbury Park, N.J., and NPR's Larry Abramson in Ocean City, Md. The coastal towns are directly in the expected path of Hurricane Sandy.
Oct 29, 2012 — The Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Monday. Opponents of the law call it unnecessarily intrusive, but that's not actually what's at stake. Rather, the court will examine whether a challenge can be made in the first place.
Oct 29, 2012 — In the closely contested battleground state of Florida, the Obama campaign is trying to drive up the number of votes from its base. A key mechanism is the network of black churches throughout the state.
Oct 29, 2012 — In the closely contested battleground states, each campaign is trying to drive up support from its base. A case in point is Virginia, where the Romney campaign hopes conservative evangelicals will turn out in larger numbers.
Oct 29, 2012 — In the months since the controversy over the Susan G. Komen Foundation's shifting position on funding for Planned Parenthood, the organization has seen a decline in fundraising and attendance at its main event, annual races held around the country to raise money for breast cancer prevention and treatment.
Oct 29, 2012 — Proton therapy can be targeted much more precisely than regular radiation. The hope is that it translates into far fewer side effects, such as impotence and incontinence. But it also costs twice as much as regular radiation. And there's no proof it's more effective — it could potentially be worse, say some radiation experts.
Oct 29, 2012 — Hurricane Sandy's full impact on the U.S. economy won't be known for quite some time, though some estimates for possible damage are in the billions. A more immediate economic effect is on the markets, as Wall Street shuts down for at least Monday.
Oct 29, 2012 — A new study released by the World Economic Forum ranks northern European nations at the top when it comes to the size of their gender gap. But one area where the gap is huge is in the percentage of women on company boards; it's less than 15 percent EU-wide. Controversy over what should be done about that — and by whom — is more divisive than ever.
Oct 29, 2012 — Maneesh Sethi works in the digital world, and often it's just him, alone in front of a computer — a working day primed for procrastination. For the past year, he has been using a novel solution: He hires someone to slap him in the face each time he checks Facebook or deviates from actually working.
Oct 29, 2012 — Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Zoe Chace, Robert Smith and Jon Hamilton about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. Schools, the subway, even the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have been shuttered in advance of the storm. Nearly 400,000 New Yorkers in low-lying coastal areas have been told to evacuate.