4:09am

Sun November 18, 2012
Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond

Staten Island Relief Efforts Are A Community Affair

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 5:09 pm

Volunteers bring food to residents of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy earlier this month in the Staten Island borough of New York City.
John Moore Getty Images

On a street corner in Midland Beach on Staten Island, volunteers have set up a makeshift stand. There's no tent here, no corporate logos — just a couple of folding tables and cardboard boxes full of food, clothing and cleaning supplies.

Ross Decker is the guy in charge.

"Anytime we run out of something, I tell the people just come back in 20 minutes, it'll be here," he says.

Decker says the site, badly flooded during Superstorm Sandy, was picked by a handful of local churches. This volunteer operation seems to be stocked mainly through the kindness of strangers.

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6:04pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Analysis

Week In News: Gaza And Israel Conflict Intensifies

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:31 am

Transcript

GUY RAZ, HOST:

Let's bring in our analyst James Fallows, who's with us most Saturdays. Jim is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. Good to have you, Jim.

JAMES FALLOWS: Thank you, Guy.

RAZ: As we just heard from Anthony, a sense that this crisis really could get worse.

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4:54pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Around the Nation

How Do Public Officials Bounce Back After Scandal?

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 6:09 pm

Should David Petraeus' extramarital affair be considered a disqualifying factor for his public position?
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus — and the extramarital affair and FBI investigation that led up to it — has been at the top of the news for the past week.

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3:49pm

Sat November 17, 2012
NPR Story

Israel Widens Air Assault On Gaza Rocket Operations

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:30 am

Transcript

GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

Intensive diplomatic efforts are under way in the Middle East to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas. Those efforts haven't stopped the two sides from escalating their attacks. And if the diplomacy fails, Israel could decide to invade Gaza. NPR's Anthony Kuhn joins us now from Gaza with the latest. Anthony, what's been happening today so far?

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3:49pm

Sat November 17, 2012
NPR Story

The Rise And Fall Of David Petraeus

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 6:17 pm

Should David Petraeus' extramarital affair be considered a disqualifying factor for his public position?
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Former CIA Director David Petraeus went through a spectacular public downfall, just over a week ago, when news of his affair spurred his resignation.

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3:00pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Fiesta!

Elbio Barilari

Airs Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.  Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this week's program we'll hear a profile of Piazzolla, featuring his Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra, his Tres Movimientos Sinfonicos, and his Suite Punta del Este.

2:56pm

Sat November 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Gaza And Israel Trade Rockets For Airstrikes

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:29 am

Rockets lunched by Palestinian militants toward Israel make their way from the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Hatem Moussa AP
  • Hamas Remains Defiant As Fighting Escalates

The conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip continues to escalate after Israeli airstrikes flattened key targets in Gaza, and Palestinian rockets threatened deeper into Israel than ever before.

The death toll in Gaza doubled overnight to at least 39 people, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Gaza City. Around 300 airstrikes overnight hit the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels, among other targets.

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2:52pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Movie Interviews

Ang Lee On 'Life Of Pi' And Being A Slave To Film

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 11:45 am

Lost at sea, Pi (Suraj Sharma) Patel begins to make an extraordinary connection with a fearsome Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
20th Century Fox

Director Ang Lee's new film, Life of Pi, tells the story of a 16-year-old Indian boy who is the lone survivor of a terrible shipwreck. Pi Patel finds himself lost at sea, alone on a boat with a Bengal tiger.

The film is based on Yann Martel's fantasy novel of the same name. The book won the 2002 Man Booker prize for fiction and was optioned to be turned into a film even though it was considered by many in Hollywood to be unfilmable: How do you make a movie that takes place almost entirely on a boat? And with a real tiger?

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2:02pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Music Interviews

DJ Shadow On Sampling As A 'Collage Of Mistakes'

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 6:04 pm

DJ Shadow's latest release is the career-spanning, limited-edition box set Reconstructed.
Courtesy of the artist

2:00pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Mozart Festival

Airs, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On this week's program we'll hear Salieri's Arias  “Père barbare, arache-moi”  &  "Par les larmes” from Les Danaïdes with soprano Mojca Erdmann;  Mozart's  Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte in C featuring Robert Levin on piano forte and Frank Stadler on violin;  and Gabriele Ramsauer shares with us a “Mozart Portrait.”

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