Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 11:10 am
The story of how WNYC covered Superstorm Sandy begins more than a year ago, in August 2011. That's when another big storm – Hurricane Irene – hit the East Coast of the United States. When Sandy was a looming threat over the Atlantic, the WNYC team knew just what to do and went to work.
"We've been through this once before [with Hurricane Irene]. We just tried to anticipate what [our audience] would want next," said John Keefe, Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology.
Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 2:35 pm
With the big day right around the corner, here's one more last-minute historical tidbit:
The Wampanoags were the Native Americans, indigenous to New England, who purportedly helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth (about 60 miles from Nantucket, Mass.). Today they still live in small communities scattered around New England — but a few centuries ago, they numbered in the thousands.
Paul has been committed to disease and poverty reduction since his early twenties. Partners in Health, started in Haiti in the 1980s, provides health care to the world's poorest communities. Paul launched the organization while he was a student at Harvard Medical School.
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Everyone knows the schoolhouse version of the first Thanksgiving story: New England pilgrims came together with Native Americans to share a meal after the harvest. The original menu was something of a joint venture, but over the years, a lot of the traditional dishes have lost their native.
For those who want to create a feast that celebrates the flavors that Native Americans brought to the table, Chef Richard Hetzler has an entire menu of options from his award-winning cookbook, The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook.
Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 10:26 am
"Simple," you may say. "All you have to do is test the theory against experimental data and, if predictions don't work, toss the theory in the garbage can." In practice, however, things are way more complicated.
Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 7:47 pm
NPR does not owe it to humanitarian agencies such as the American Red Cross to laud their efforts. What NPR owes is to report fair, accurate and complete news to the American people.
But humanitarian groups are part of that public and are crucial to the social fabric of the nation. We as a people especially appreciate the work by selfless volunteers who bring relief in the wake of disasters. Many of us have pitched in to help in our communities, and even overseas. The volunteers are us, or at least who many of us want to be.