8:05am

Mon October 29, 2012
The Salt

Six Tips For Feeding The Family During A Storm-Related Power Outage

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 9:48 am

People try to get through the aisles at Whole Foods Market in Midtown in New York on Sunday before the storm.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Before you brave the rain, wind and inevitable lines at the already depleted grocery store today in the Mid-Atlantic region, take a deep breath.

If you're a moderately good grocery shopper, you probably already have the food you need on hand to make it through the next few days if (when) we lose power because of Hurricane Sandy. (If not, best to find a shelter near you.) But you do need to take extra precautions that what you're preparing is safe.

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8:02am

Mon October 29, 2012
SPORTS

Giants sweep!

Giants reliever Sergio Romo embraces Buster Posey after striking out the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera to end World Series 2012.

The San Francisco Giants won their second World Series in three years in convincing fashion, sweeping the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.  San Francisco will celebrate the World Series champions with a parade on Wednesday.

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7:41am

Mon October 29, 2012
Election 2012

After Election, Winner Will Face Economic Hurdles

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

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama debate on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Later this week we'll get another snapshot of the U.S. job market: the last unemployment report before next week's presidential election.

Forecasters expect another sign of slow but steady job growth. Whoever is in the Oval Office next year will have to cope with a sluggish U.S. economy and confront some urgent policy decisions.

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6:19am

Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Consumer Spending Jumped Up In September

Hitting the mall: Spending rose in September.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Though Hurricane Sandy is the dominant news of the day, there are other stories, including:

"Personal income increased $48.1 billion, or 0.4 percent," in September from August, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says, while "personal consumption expenditures" — consumer spending — rose 0.8 percent.

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5:59am

Mon October 29, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Celebrating Autumn All Year Round ... By Becoming A Leaf

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 8:04 am

Piotr Naskrecki

It is autumn, and where I live the leaves are peaking; there is a riot of them everywhere, narrow ones, broad ones, droopy ones, crunchy ones. Leaves come in so many shapes, hues, textures — the closer you look, the more differences you see. Botanists have names for every leaf type, and clumped together, says writer Robert Dunn, they sound like free verse poetry ...

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5:46am

Mon October 29, 2012
KALW Almanac

Monday October 29, 2012

1929 - Black Tuesday (highlighted story below)
  • 303rd Day of 2012 / 63 Remaining
  • 53 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:32
  • Sunset:6:14
  • 10 Hours 42 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise: 6:10pm
  • Moon Set:7:28am
  • Full Moon
  • October 29 @ 12:50 pm
  • Full Hunter’s Moon
  • Full Harvest Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.

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4:11am

Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Other News: Giants Win World Series; Syrian 'Ceasefire' Ending

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 5:21 am

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was the World Series' most valuable player. He hit three home runs in Game 1.
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  • Mike Pesca on 'Morning Edition'

While we continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to pass on some of the morning's other top headlines:

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3:45am

Mon October 29, 2012
Business

Months After Scandal, Komen Sees Fundraising Drop

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.

3:44am

Mon October 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Sandy: Latest News As The Worst Begins To Be Felt

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 8:18 am

Broken and non-functional traffic lights hang over an intersection in Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday.
Seth Wenig AP

2:22am

Mon October 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Key West, Fla., Celebrates The 'A-Conch-Alypse'

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Key West, Florida has seen its share of hurricanes. But as Sandy passed well to the east, residents of the island completed their annual Fantasy Fest. The theme was A-Conch-Alypse, you know, the apocalypse but with conch shells. A parade included floats with alien invaders and a post-apocalyptic zombie ghost town. One float featured a zombie presidential election with advocates for zombie care and a candidate named Eaton D. Brains. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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