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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We’ll have more updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Leslie Bushara, of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, offers advice on how to entertain your kids with schools closed for the third day in a row. Thomas Ricks talks about American military leadership from World War II to Iraq. And Larry Ubell returns with advice on cleaning up and repairing your home after the storm. 

Sandy Update + Still at Home with the Kids

First WNYC's Richard Hake gives an update on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and we hear from some listeners about what's happening where they are.

Then, Leslie Bushara, Deputy Director for Education and Guest Services at the Children's Museum of Manhattan checks in with us about making it through day three at home with your children. She’ll let us know how to look on the bright side, how to get your kids involved with helping others, and how to make the most of this time. We’re taking your calls at 646-829-3980!

Parents: how have you been faring stuck inside with your kids? Do you have advice for other parents? Let us know!


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Thomas Ricks on Military Leadership

Thomas Ricks discusses the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq. History has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—and less kind to the generals of the wars that followed. He looks at why in his new book The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.

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The American Red Cross

The Red Cross is continuing its relief operation throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to shelter and assist people affected by Superstorm Sandy. Steve Bayer, American Red Cross spokesman, talks about what the Red Cross is doing to help after this disaster—and what it does to help after all kinds of disasters and emergencies.

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