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Cleaning Up Rockaway, Bucket By Bucket

Tell Me More producer Amita Parashar shares her experience visiting Rockaway Beach in New York to help her family clean up after Superstorm Sandy.
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Giving Wing To A Story Of Climate Change

Barbara Kingsolver's new novel starts when millions of monarch butterflies alight on a mountain in eastern Tennessee. Yet, as author Brian Kimberling describes, the beautiful winged visitors in the novel reveal both humankind's effect on nature and the nature of humankind.
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Mid-Week In Politics: Voter Demographics And More

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block talk with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. We get their take on President Obama's victory, as well as what it means for the direction of the GOP.
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New Jersey Boy Junot Diaz Reflects On Sandy

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz has called himself an "immigrant kid from central New Jersey." After the devastation of superstorm Sandy, he reflects on what he's seen there, and how it compares to the devastation he also witnessed following the tsunami in Japan.
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Emergency Workers Heroes Even Before Sandy

On Halloween night this week, millions of children tumbled into their neighborhoods dressed as superheroes. But that night, true superheroes were at work in uniforms, not costumes.

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