Around the Nation
10:58 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Listeners In Hurricane's Path Report On Sandy

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:54 am

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

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Politics
10:58 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Politics At Work: What Crosses The Line?

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:52 am

With just over a week left before what may be another very tight election, many offices are seeing more and more heated conversations about politics. But what are the rules? Employment lawyer John Barr and human resources expert Lynn Taylor talk about the collision of politics and the workplace.

Opinion
10:58 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Op-Ed: U.S. Isn't Losing War In Afghanistan

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:43 am

In a piece in the Washington Post, retired Army officer John Nagl argues that the U.S. has forgotten what losing a war really looks like. Nagl talks about what's been accomplished in Afghanistan, and the concerns that remain.

Around the Nation
10:58 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Record-Breaking 'Superstorm' Sandy Hammers Coast

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:28 am

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. We've followed Sandy for more than a week now as the late-season storm developed in the Caribbean, pounded Cuba, Haiti and other islands, brushed past Florida and headed up the East Coast.

Unusually, it's taken a sharp turn to the west. Even more unusually, it's combined with a more winter-like system to become an enormous event that's already dumping snow in the Appalachians, surging water ashore in Lower Manhattan and slashing winds and rain from Virginia to Massachusetts.

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It's All Politics
10:58 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Obama, Romney Take Breaks From Campaigning Amid Sandy

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:28 am

President Obama urged Americans in Sandy's path Monday to "please listen" to local officials, and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, urged help for those affected by the superstorm.

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The Two-Way
10:51 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Tracking Hurricane Sandy: Handy Maps And Apps

NASA Earth Observatory

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 11:35 am

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast of the U.S., bringing sustained wind, heavy rain, and flooding that's forcing roads, bridges and mass transit systems to close from New York City to Washington. We're following the storm's progress and its impacts here on The Two-Way .

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It's All Politics
10:50 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Throws A Wrench Into Early Voting

Early voters fill out ballots in Miami. Voting experts say Hurricane Sandy isn't likely to cause major disruptions — but that it would have been a far different matter had Florida taken a direct hit from the storm.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 12:57 pm

As Hurricane Sandy continues its slow progress toward the East Coast, thoughts of voting aren't uppermost in most people's minds. Nevertheless, state and local officials are scrambling to accommodate early voters as best they can.

Depending on how the storm ultimately plays out, Sandy isn't expected to have much effect on the outcome of the presidential race. Most of the states in its path are not considered competitive.

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The Two-Way
10:06 am
Mon October 29, 2012

PHOTO: Despite Sandy, Soldiers Stand Guard At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeps guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr. U.S. Army

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 10:24 am

Update at 1:16 p.m. ET. Not Taken During Sandy:

The Old Guard reports on Twitter that the photograph we posted of soldiers standing guard over the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was taken in September. It was not taken during Sandy, as the First Army Division East, said in its Facebook page.

Here is one taken today, according to the Old Guard:

Our Original Post Continues:

This is perhaps one of the more stunning pictures we've come across today:

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Elections
10:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Elections 2012: How To Read The Polls

Credit Flickr photo/Martin Bamford

With just over a week to go, news outlets are inundated with polling results gaging voter sentiment in the presidential election — up to 20 state and national polls are coming out every day, often with different results. Which ones can you trust? How are they conducted? Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen helps us separate the signal from the noise.

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Music
9:36 am
Mon October 29, 2012

The Fresh Air Interview: Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 6:53 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 24, 2010.

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