12:09pm

Thu November 1, 2012
The Salt

Sandy's Damage Under The Sea, Through The Eyes Of Oyster Farmers

What they pull up is discouraging. Normally, 30 seconds under water would bring up a cage full of mostly healthy oysters. This time, Jimmy Bloom pulls up a cage that is barely one-third full. And it's haul is a mix of broken, chipped, meatless oysters.
Jeff Cohen for NPR

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy wrapped up a post Hurricane Sandy news briefing earlier this week by talking about sewage discharges into Long Island Sound. "Suffice to say in the immediate time being, no one should eat the clams or oysters," he said.

That's right. Because of water quality issues, the state put a temporary stop to oyster farming, but that's usually a short-term thing and it happens fairly regularly after a big storm.

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12:06pm

Thu November 1, 2012
The Two-Way

University Of Alabama Names First Woman President

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 12:19 pm

Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visted the White House in April.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

For the first time in the school's 181-year history, the University of Alabama has named a woman to be its permanent president.

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11:20am

Thu November 1, 2012
Author Interviews

Ricks: Firing 'The Generals' To Fight Better Wars?

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 2:17 pm

Penguin Group USA

When Thomas Ricks first learned that Terry Allen, the successful general in charge of the 1st Infantry Division during World War II's Sicily campaign, had been fired, he says, his jaw dropped.

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10:36am

Thu November 1, 2012
It's All Politics

If Presidential Election Held Today, Clint Would Beat Oprah

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 12:12 pm

A life-sized cardboard cutout of actor, director and politician Clint Eastwood stands next to an empty chair cutout north of Los Angeles, California. Eastwood's 12-minute conversation with an empty chair representing President Obama sparked much attention at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
David McNew Getty Images

File this under "I didn't really think there was anything else I could learn about or care about swing state voters, and then came this."

Swing state voters by 42-38 percent would prefer a President Clint Eastwood over a President Oprah Winfrey.

Republican swing state voters would prefer President Stephen Colbert over President Jon Stewart by a 3-to-1 margin. Flip that for swing state Democrats.

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10:31am

Thu November 1, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Returns To The Post-Sandy Campaign Trail

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 11:49 am

President Obama campaigns Thursday in Green Bay, Wis.
Tom Lynn AP

Just five days before Election Day, President Obama returned to the campaign trail after spending several days preoccupied with overseeing the federal response to the devastation in the Northeast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Obama began his campaign re-emergence Thursday with a rally in Green Bay, Wis., a state where his once-substantial lead in polls over Republican Mitt Romney has narrowed to only a few points in a majority of the polls.

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10:30am

Thu November 1, 2012
Opinion

Even Americans Find Some Britishisms 'Spot On'

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 12:26 pm

Geoff Nunberg says that, like a lot of the Britishisms peppering American speech these days, "spot on" falls somewhere in the blurry region between affectation and flash.
Zdenek Ryzner iStockphoto.com

Mitt Romney was on CNN not long ago defending the claims in his campaign ads — "We've been absolutely spot on," he said. Politics aside, the expression had me doing an audible roll of my eyes. I've always associated "spot on" with the type of Englishman who's played by Terry-Thomas or John Cleese, someone who pronounces "yes" and "ears" in the same way — "eeahzz." It shows up when people do send-ups of plummy British speech. "I say — spot on, old chap!"

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10:28am

Thu November 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Pay Phones Are Suddenly Important Again Because Of Sandy

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 11:24 am

A woman uses a pay phone in the Lower East Village in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Carlo Allegri Reuters /Landov

"After Sandy, Wired New Yorkers Get Reconnected With Pay Phones: Coin-Eating Retro Devices Baffle Some, Frustrate Many; Moment Merits a Tweet."

That Wall Street Journal story today, about folks in lower Manhattan who have been forced by the power outages and damages in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to seek out an old-fashioned way to make a call, has struck a chord.

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10:22am

Thu November 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Bloomberg Businessweek's Cover: 'It's Global Warming, Stupid'

Bloomberg Businessweek's latest cover.
Bloomberg

Climate change is one of those important topics that has remained under the radar this election cycle.

Without a doubt, Superstorm Sandy has brought it back to the spotlight. That's evident when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo linked Sandy to global warming.

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10:03am

Thu November 1, 2012
Legacy of AIM

Today on Your Call: What is the legacy of Russell Means and the American Indian Movement?


On today's Your Call, we’ll be honoring the passing of native activist, Russell Means, and marking the opening of SF’s annual American Indian Film Festival.  An Oglala Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Means was a fearless leader of the American Indian Movement in the 60s and 70s, and led controversial actions including the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973.  How does his legacy affect native activism today?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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10:01am

Thu November 1, 2012
YOUTH RADIO

Youth Radio Podcast: Politics creep into Halloween

Youth Radio

Who would you rather be for Halloween, Governor Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama? That's what Youth Radio asked people in the Bay Area, while trying to give them a little dramatic inspiration. This and more in the Youth Radio Podcast.

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