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Rural Crews Help City Comrades Tackle N.Y. Disaster

As New York City's first responders begin to show fatigue, and in many cases deal with losses of their own homes, replacement crews of firefighters are getting ready to roll into Manhattan and Long Island. Among them are a group of firefighters from a small rural fire station in the mountains of upstate New York.
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In The Face Of Disaster, Sports Don't Always Unite

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the cancellation of the New York City Marathon in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
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Fighting For Fuel: Lack Of Calm After The Storm

Nearly six days after Sandy, New York and New Jersey are struggling to get back to normal. Power has been restored to many, but gas is a hot commodity. People have been flocking by the hundreds to get fuel, and the states' governors have been trying to keep the situation under control.
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Focus In Iowa Turns To Those Who Might Not Vote

In the key state of Iowa, supporters of President Obama and Mitt Romney and talking to thousands of potential voters. In the last days of the campaigns, the hope is to inspire voters who might not otherwise go to the polls.
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Sandy Pulls Curtain Over N.Y. Art Scene

Broadway may be up and running, but lower Manhattan is still without power, which means many of the city's art venues have been scrambling. Canceled performances, impromptu rehearsals and loss of revenue have plagued theaters and dance companies alike.
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Napolitano: 'Literally Having People Go Door-To-Door'

Host Rachel Martin speaks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about disaster response in New York and New Jersey. Napolitano says restoring power is a high priority and the federal and state governments are taking steps to provide much-needed gasoline.

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