CNN Radio News Day: November 19, 2012
A Palestinian youth throws a stone towards Israeli forces at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on November 19, 2012.
November 19th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 19, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • Over the skies of Gaza residents looked up to see warplanes, drones and rockets on this sixth straight day of shelling on the border between Israel and Gaza.  There are indications the violence could escalate with Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal vowing continued resistance against what he called a "criminal enemy." Hamas has also been firing rockets into Israel, but the country's Iron Dome Defense system stops most of them.  CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Gaza City and explains what it's like on the ground there:

"We rushed over there and there was black smoke pouring out of the lower floors...  Coming out of the building, on the stretcher, we saw the body of a man who'd been severely burned. He was put in the ambulance and taken away. Later we learned that two people were killed in this attack."


Lessons from the Dust Bowl
A farmer and sons walk in the face of a dust storm in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, in April 1936.
November 19th, 2012
07:00 AM ET

Lessons from the Dust Bowl

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

(CNN) - The northeastern U.S. continues to deal with the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a storm some say was goosed by man-made effects on the environment. Decades ago, there was another event that prompted similar questions.

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was one of the worst man-made ecological disasters in U.S. history. Its combination of drought, wind and ill-advised farming practices set the table to create vicious dust storms over nearly a decade's time. The fiercest occurred over a region that included the Oklahoma panhandle and four other surrounding states. Homesteaders who lived through the storms called them "black blizzards," or "tornadoes on their sides."

[2:23] "Looking back on it, I think it carried with it a feeling of being unreal but almost being...evil." FULL POST