The damage done when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the immigrant neighborhood of Brighton Beach has hung around for voting day. Host Aaron Schachter talks with a poll watcher and an election coordinator at the Shorefront Jewish Community Center.
In South Africa, there is a great respect and gratitude to the White House. This partly due to a program that helps to get medicine to HIV-AIDS patients. Some say the issue of who occupies the White House is less relevant to the future of their country.
One country watching the US presidential election with interest is China. The World's Mary Kay Magistad talks with ordinary Chinese citizens to get their opinions on the US-China relationship, and how that could be impacted by either candidate.
Officials in New York and New Jersey are doing their best to make sure people in areas hit hard by Sandy can vote Tuesday. But some immigrant residents on a tight budget might not want to use precious gasoline to get to the polls.
One foreign country that's been mentioned a fair bit during the presidential campaign is Israel. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney profess their commitment to Israel's security. They haven't talked about much is the moribund Middle East peace process.
Superstorm Sandy has suddenly thrust climate change into the middle of the presidential election campaign. Neither major party candidate has wanted to say much about the issue up to now, but there are real differences in their policies on climate change.