Morning Edition for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Linda Wertheimer talks to Marine Brigadier General Paul Kennedy who is managing a large aid effort from Manila. He is touring the devastated areas by air. After one assessment, he told the AP: "We saw bodies everywhere," and "I don't know how else to describe total devastation."
California is home to one of the largest Filipino immigrant communities in the United States. It's also the center of a large fundraising and outreach effort for victims of Typhoon Haiyan that has ravaged the Philippines.
As the U.S. recovers from the Great Recession, one fact that's emerging is that while jobs are coming back, most of these jobs are either high- or low-paying jobs. Middle-class jobs are not coming back, and it's evident in towns across the Midwest like Lincoln, Ill.

More Deer Lead To Increased Urban Hunters

It's white tailed deer season for millions of hunters across the country. Most will tromp into fields and forests stalking their prey. But others will set up in cities and suburbs. Urban hunts are spreading across the country as a way to control the animal's booming population. But not everyone's happy having camouflaged hunters perched on tree stands in their neighborhoods.

WHO Calls Typhoon's Medical Challenges 'Monumental'

As horrific as Haiyan has been, the disaster likely won't reach the same level of death and injury as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 or Haiti's 2010 quake, disaster specialists say. Better communication systems in the disaster area are one reason why.

Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level

New ordinances adopted in the South Florida city require that new homes feature freshwater cisterns and be built higher than the current flood plain level. Three years ago, Key West joined other Florida cities planning for the impact of climate change. Says Key West's planning director, "We are in all senses of the word, vulnerable to sea level rise."

Apple And Samsung Resume Courtroom Battle

Last year, Samsung was found guilty of patent infringement and a judge ordered Apple be paid a billion dollars in damages. Earlier this year, another judge reduced that amount to $450 million. Now, a new trial, where a jury will reconsider both the allegations and the damages awarded.

Millions Will Be Lost If Mexico Doesn't Go To World Cup

Mexico has one last chance to qualify for the World Cup next year in Brazil. On Wednesday, it begins the first of a two-leg playoff against New Zealand. One marketing consultant says if the Mexican team doesn't go to Brazil, it could result in losses of more than $650 million.

Detroit Billionaire Goes On Real Estate Buying Binge

Despite the bankruptcy, parts of downtown Detroit are going gangbusters, and that's in large part because of one guy. Online mortgage mogul Dan Gilbert has bought up 40 buildings and counting. He's filling those buildings — some of which used to be vacant — with new businesses. But some residents are wary of his expanding reach in the city.

China Celebrates Singles Day By Buying Stuff

The holiday is a Chinese twist on Valentine's Day, a day to focus not on couples but on yourself. And apparently the concept is good for business. It has led to an unprecedented online shopping spree.

Typhoon Devastates Leyte Province

For more on the damage in the Philippines, Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Rood, of The Asia Foundation, about what Leyte province was like before the storm hit. Typhoon Haiyan may have killed thousands in the province and its capital Tacloban.

Israel Joins Debate Over Nuclear Talks With Iran

When weekend talks fell apart, no one appeared as relieved as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Linda Wertheimer talks to Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic about Israel's opposition to the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

Criminal lawyers increasingly turn to brain science to explain their clients' actions. It's a tactic that's kept defendants out of jail. But neuroscientists say scans can be easily misused or misinterpreted. Now judges must decide whether the evolving science is being used in a sensible way.

Will Colombia's Gamble On Medical Tourism Pay Off?

Medical tourism was expected to be huge in 2013, and countries like Colombia, which has seen huge improvements in safety and tourism, decided they wanted in on the action. In recent years they've been building facilities specifically designed for medical tourists. But the numbers have not quite met projections.

Comcast Deal Puts New Minority-Run Channels In Play

The conglomerate is launching new networks — targeted at diverse audiences and run by Sean Combs, Magic Johnson and Robert Rodriguez — to satisfy an agreement made with the FCC when the company merged with NBCUniversal.

Affordable Care Act's Website Reflects Law's Complexity

One reason the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been so rocky is the difficult landscape the health care overhaul is trying to cover. The system was a complicated contraption to begin with, and the hybrid replacement is just as hard to negotiate.
They are being held by a militia paid to deal with the flow of illegal immigrants into and through Libya. Most will be deported. Libya has long been a magnet for migrants from the region. European countries are now criticizing its policies, but Libyan authorities say they need help to secure the country's borders.
The South American country was the last place in the Americas to abolish slavery and that period coincided with a boom in the then new medium of photography. what resulted is arguably the largest archive of photographs of slavery in the world, and that is giving new insight to academics and ordinary Brazilians on the country's brutal past.
Harold Jellicoe Percival died late last month in an English nursing home. He was 99. With few relatives, it was feared that no mourners would come to his funeral. But word spread on social media. On this Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day in the U.K. — a crowd gathered to bid him farewell.

Agatha Christie's Lost 1954 Work Sold As eBook

Agatha Christie wrote Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly, to help her church raise funds for stained glass windows. It's about a parlor game of murder.

Knish Makers To Be Back In Business By Hanukkah

A factory on New York's Long Island produces the Jewish pastry, often stuffed with potatoes. A fire in September disrupted production. Knish fans have been heart broken since.
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