New York is trying to clean up after superstorm Sandy. We hear how some are dealing with the aftermath, also, is Sandy the result of global climate change? And, how history rhymes in China.
Immigrant communities on the eastern seaboard are among those bearing the brunt of Hurricane Sandy. Konstantin Dubyago was born in the Ukraine and works as a limousine driver in Coney Island and Brighton Beach. He tells host Lisa Mullins how the neighborhood’s large Russian community is coping in the storm’s aftermath.
The flooding New York City experienced from Sandy could become a more common occurrence as climate change causes sea levels to rise. The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee explores how coastal cities in other countries are protecting themselves from inundation.
Hurricane Sandy has knocked the US election out of the headlines overseas. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World’s Marco Werman, who is in London to report on how the American vote affects people around the globe.
Brazil is among the latest countries in Latin America to create a truth commission to investigate abuses during the country’s military dictatorship. Among the torture victims was Brazil’s current president. But as John Otis reports, there’s little confidence in Brazil that the truth commission will do much good.
For our Geo Quiz — we’re looking for a Canadian city getting a boost from Sandy. The storm brought some unexpectedly good fortune to a city in Northern Quebec. The city is known for its protected, deep water harbor on a tributary of the St Lawrence River. Can you name this Canadian city?
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for October 30, 2012. Artists featured are: Seckou Keita Quartet, Mario Grigorov, Vieux Farka Toure, Ali Akbar Kahn, TriBeCaStan, Yoshida Brothers.
“Superstorm” Sandy is just the latest in a wave of extremely unusual weather events to hit the US and the rest of the world in recent years, leading many to wonder about the possible link to climate change. Host Lisa Mullins raises the question with The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson.
Reporter Audra Ang speaks with Lisa Mullins about her new book: “To The People Food Is Heaven: Stories of Food and Life in a Changing China.”
The Chinese Communist Party is about to hold its once-in-a-decade transition of leadership. It’s happening amid political scandals and growing economic concerns.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is trading in his current ride, a Mercedes Benz, for a Russian-made Zil limousine.
Muslims around the world recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, the “Feast of Sacrifice.” Correspondent Marine Olivesi spent the holiday with Libyan families who have moved in to the ruins of the old regime – quite literally.
Norwegian DJ Marius Asp spins a few tracks from the debut album Swedish band “Niki and the Dove.” The group from Stockholm plays “electropop”, or indie electronic music.
The northeastern United States braces for hurricane Sandy. Also, how rising sea levels are affecting infrastructure in Japan, the Netherlands and Bangladesh. And the San Fransisco Giants win the World Series thanks to – Venezuela?