There has been so much moving media coverage, and shocking videos and photos, of Sandy and its aftermath. CNN recently said that the Staten Island Advance was doing reporting worthy of a Pulitzer for their home turf coverage in the wake of the storm.
But one of the most moving pieces I’ve heard was the Nov 6 episode of WFMU’s The Best Show. FMU got hit hard by the storm – lost power, damage to their transmitters, and had to cancel their annual record fair. Host Tom Scharpling front-loaded the show with Jersey’s best and brightest musicians, took calls with a $9 “burner” and gave a candid, emotional soliloquy on the devastation the storm had on his home-state and NYC. A must-listen, Friend of Tom or not, and a strong reminder that our neighbors still need our help.
FMU extended their silent fund-raiser to help recover from this storm, go here for more info: https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/