The Chopra Brothers
Six-year-old Deepak Chopra and three-year-old Sanjiv Chopra outside their home in Pune, India in 1952.
May 24th, 2013
10:56 PM ET

The Chopra Brothers

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Editor's Note: Listen to the full interview in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) - Once upon a time (and this is a true story even though it begins "once upon a time") there was a physician in India who had amazing ears.

His name was Krishan Chopra. He was a cardiologist with the Indian Army.

His ears were so sensitive that, through his stethoscope, he could hear and time the milliseconds between parts of a heartbeat that, today, doctors must use an EKG to measure.


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CNN Radio News Day: May 24, 2013
It's been a week of destruction, mourning and recovery in Moore, Oklahoma.
May 24th, 2013
04:36 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 24, 2013

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're covering in today's show:

  • It's the end of a traumatic week in Moore, Oklahoma in the wake of the destructive and deadly tornado that struck the town Monday. But tomorrow, Moore's three high schools will try to make the day special for graduating seniors in ceremonies held in neighboring Oklahoma City. Schools meanwhile, have been a focus in this tragedy, especially since one of the elementary schools lacked a shelter for its children and teachers. And there was death at Plaza Towers Elementary. There's now a push to raise money to build shelters for all schools in the region. Resident Tasha Hames says the move is past due:

"Shelters should be in place. We've gone through this in Moore. We've lived through this before, and this is even worse, and I hope it's an eye-opener." FULL POST

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Trying to get back to 'normal' in Moore
Donations are sorted for victims of the Moore tornado
May 24th, 2013
02:11 PM ET

Trying to get back to 'normal' in Moore

By Nova Safo, CNN

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Moore, Oklahoma (CNN)  - Residents have started to return to some of the worst-hit areas by Monday’s tornado. They’re assessing the damage, collect belongings that are left and begin to rebuild their lives.

Their journey is likely to take them past a small patch of land where a grill is set up in a parking lot. Here volunteers are offer, food, water, toiletries and boxes for gathering belongings from destroyed homes.

Across the street is the First Baptist Church of Moore. It’s a huge complex. And that’s where the Red Cross and FEMA have set up camp.

The tornado is now in the past. And people must now face their future.

That’s been hard for Bridgette Lunsford. She rented an apartment that’s now destroyed. She can’t get financial assistance from a home-owners insurance policy – and she’s out of money:

[2:20] "I heard from some of my co-workers at the grocery store that they were writing out checks for us to get gasoline and go stay at a hotel room and stuff. And when we got out here to FEMA, they turned us away." FULL POST

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What awaits beachgoers at Sandy-damaged beaches
Sandy-damaged beaches prepare for summer crowds as Belmar, New Jersey rushes to finish a new boardwalk.
May 24th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

What awaits beachgoers at Sandy-damaged beaches

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

Editor's Note: Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) -  There’s a mad dash as the Jersey Shore and the beaches of New York prepare for beachgoers.

The summer season gets under way this Memorial Day weekend and, in the wake of the recovery from super-storm Sandy, conditions vary depending on where you choose to set down your beach blanket.

In Belmar, New Jersey, Sandy demolished the boardwalk and all of the businesses along it. But Mayor Matt Doherty says they've come a long way since then:

[1:26] “Epic Construction came in and built this 1.3 miles of boardwalk through the winter in a little over four months which is phenomenal. Performing work outside seven days a week up against the Atlantic in January, February and March is difficult at best. But they did an outstanding job and it’s because of them we’re going to have this boardwalk built in time for Memorial Day Weekend and this summer."