1:08pm

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Alan Murray Of 'The Wall Street Journal' Named Pew Research Center's President

Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, at The Wall Street Journal, is taking the post of president at the Pew Research Center.

He's succeeding a man who would certainly be familiar to many NPR listeners and to those who like to pore over polls. Andrew Kohut, who has been the center's president since its founding in 2004, will "stay on as founding director and continue to provide counsel on political polling and global attitudes research," the organization announced today.

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12:48pm

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

As Tempers Flare At Stations, Moves Are Made To Get Gas To N.Y, N.J.

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 10:48 pm

Rather than sit in their cars, many people on Staten Island today lined up at stations with gas cans — hoping to get a few gallons before supplies ran out.
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12:21pm

Fri November 2, 2012
Top Stories

Tennesseans Pitch-in to Aid Hurricane Sandy Survivors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans are at work on the East Coast, helping get Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts underway.

The Church of Christ Disaster Relief ministry in Nashville says it’s already sent two semi-trailer loads of emergency food supplies to locations in New York and New Jersey.  Two more truckloads will be leaving Nashville Friday. Volunteers were in the ministry’s warehouse Friday morning filling additional boxes with food.

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12:16pm

Fri November 2, 2012
Top Stories

MTSU Bowl Eligible After Hard Fought Game

Credit MTSU Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State is now Bowl Game eligible, thanks to a down to the wire win last night over archrival Western Kentucky.

Middle Tennessee eked out 34-29 victory, moving them into second place in the Sun Belt Conference.

The hard fought game was tied three different times.

In the final minutes Reggie Whatley ran 96 yards for a touchdown to put the Blue Raiders ahead. Kenneth Gilstrap pulled down a crucial interception to stall WKU’s final drive.

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12:11pm

Fri November 2, 2012
Top Stories

Superstorm Sandy Snows Strand Appalachian Hiker

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — National Park rangers were trying to rescue an Appalachian Trail hiker in trouble in 4-5 foot snowdrifts left by Superstorm Sandy Friday.

Two rangers were searching on foot Friday morning, looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A park spokeswoman says the hiker used his cell phone to call 911 Thursday afternoon. He spoke to dispatchers again Friday morning and said he was hunkering down at his location and might not be able to hike out.

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11:33am

Fri November 2, 2012
Shots - Health News

Attention, Shoppers: Health Care Prices Go Online In Colorado

If that ski run goes bad in Colorado, at least you'll be able to find the best price for a scan of your knee.
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If you need an MRI of your knee in Colorado, the price varies — a lot.

You can pay anywhere from $350 to $2,336. It's a huge range, but the truly remarkable thing about the prices is that we know them at all.

Prices for health care aren't public in most places, making shopping for the best deal nearly impossible. And patients pay different amounts for the same procedure based on their insurance coverage, too.

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11:27am

Fri November 2, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Nov. 1, 2012

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 12:47 pm

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Superstorm Sandy, the October Surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-election podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states and have a forecast for control of the House and Senate in advance of Tuesday's voting.

Join NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin for their pre-Election Day political roundup.

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11:08am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Controversy Shrouds Decision To Go Ahead With New York Marathon

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 7:43 pm

Workers construct the Finish Line on Friday as preparations continue for the 43rd New York City Marathon.
Timothy Clary AFP/Getty Images

Update at 5:17 p.m. ET. Marathon Cancelled:

After receiving withering criticism, officials have decided to cancel the New York City Marathon, the largest 26.2 mile road race in the world.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had insisted on allowing the marathon to continue, issued a statement saying he did not want to taint the event.

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10:58am

Fri November 2, 2012
Digital Life

Why Some Spread Misinformation In Disasters

Superstorm Sandy turned out the lights along the Eastern Seaboard, but Twitter was ablaze with comments. Host Michel Martin looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media during Sandy, including intentional hoaxes. She speaks with Rey Junco of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society about why some users spread misinformation.

10:58am

Fri November 2, 2012
Economy

What's The Priority: Unemployment Or Deficit?

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later in the program, Superstorm Sandy might've turned out the lights along the East Coast, but Twitter was ablaze with comments. We want to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly that Sandy brought out on social media. We'll have that conversation in a few minutes.

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