Crawling to work in NYC
Hundreds of thousands of commuters had to board shuttle buses to make the trip into Manhattan. The wait was more than 2 hours.
November 1st, 2012
06:02 PM ET

Crawling to work in NYC

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

(CNN) – The lifeblood of New York City, the subway system, showed signs of life on Thursday.

However, water in the East River's tunnels forced inbound trains to end their runs in downtown Brooklyn.

Hundreds of thousands of commuters waited in line for hours to board shuttle buses into the city. Mike Mcquilkin was among them.

[1:07] "This morning, I was up at 6:30 preparing to head to work at the Whitney Museum"

Four hours later, he had yet to make it to his destination.


CNN Radio News Day: November 1, 2012
People exit a Metro-North train arriving in Grand Central Terminal during the morning rush on November 1, 2012 in New York City.
November 1st, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 1, 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.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • Three days after Superstorm Sandy roared ashore the U.S. death toll has risen to at least 88.  Most of those killed were in New York, which is still in full disaster recovery mode.  But there are signs the city's subway system is limping back to life. CNN's Steve Kastenbaum went down to the subway to see how much progress has been made in restoring service:

“If there's one thing that unifies New Yorkers it's the subway. It's the great equalizer that brings people from all walks of life down to the same level.  For the first time in four days we heard trains rumbling beneath our feet. "  FULL POST

Election 2012: The husband-wife divide
A couple listens to Republican candidate Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.
November 1st, 2012
10:39 AM ET

Election 2012: The husband-wife divide

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

(CNN) – Loralee Choate and her husband, Jonathan, just had what Loralee believes is the biggest fight in their 14 years of marriage. And it was about politics.

Loralee Choate, wife, mother and left-leaning voter:

[1:45] "I would say the biggest arguments in our marriage have been political."

She is a strong supporter of the Obama health care law, whose passionate blog about her life once got her and her husband invited to the Obama White House to talk policy.

Loralee swings left in other ways as well. Personally, she says she wouldn’t ever consider getting an abortion, but she doesn’t want lawmakers making that decision for other women. And she thinks government should assertively try to help the unfortunate.



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