Gasoline is being rationed in parts of New Jersey and New York as the area copes with the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy and this week's Nor'easter. Japan had to resort to similar measures in the aftermath of last year's earthquake and tsunami.
A few weeks ago we asked you for original recipes for cocktails inspired by works of literature.
The judge of our contest is Rosie Schaap a poet, a bartender, and the "Drink" columnist for the New York Times Magazine.
The Brooklyn-based comedian Eugene Mirman is the stand-up king of hipsterville. But don't cross this guy: when Mirman got fed up with his cable company, he took out full-page ads in several local newspapers to give them a piece of his mind.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Indian city of Chennai, where thousands of concerts and dance performances are going on now as part of the city's two-month-long "Music Season." Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us more.
The Takeaway speaks with Annette Bernhardt, who co-authored a report showing a surge in wage and workplace violations, and Amy Carroll, an attorney at a community center in Brooklyn, New York that represents thousands of workers.
Today, the White House releases a huge amount of raw data on how and where stimulus money is being spent. We talk about the numbers we know so far, what listeners have noticed, and what we'll be looking for in the tea leaves about what.