CNN Radio News Day: October 29, 2012
Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on October 29, 2012 in Winthrop, Massachusetts
October 29th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 29, 2012

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • One-fifth of the United States is bracing for a gargantuan storm system hitting the East Coast.  Hurricane Sandy's tidal surge could top 12 feet in some coastal communities prompting evacuations from Delaware to Connecticut.  Professor Nicholas K. Coch, a coastal geologist at Queens College of the City University of New York, says there has never been a storm like this one:

“Just realize that no hurricane has hit a major American city directly. This is the first one that is doing it."


Educators feel neglected by candidates
Before diving into academics, teacher Joe Marinelli gets the minds of his students warmed up with a thought-provoking quote.
October 29th, 2012
08:25 AM ET

Educators feel neglected by candidates

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) – In the four debates this election year, three presidential and one vice presidential, the subject of education was mentioned but not discussed to the satisfaction of most educators.

[:04] “There’s an old saying, I think it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, ‘I can’t hear your words, your actions are too loud.’”

Joe Marinelli has been a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 19 years.

[:17] “So the omission of education in the debates is very loud to teachers. By omission in the context of this debate I mean education was not a topic. It was brought up here and there but it was not addressed and had an intelligent discussion about. It just wasn’t there.”

Education was mentioned a few times in the debates but not in response to a direct question about education. President Obama brought up the federal education reform initiative ‘Race to the Top,’ but briefly.



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